Piss-house: Link to the OED3 Entry for piss, n.

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Jun 21 20:07:02 UTC 2006

At 6/21/2006 02:53 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
>Joel, I just finished my work on "pisshouse" for HDAS III yesterday
>evening and was wondering who the unknown genius
      Who am I to hide my light?
>was who discovered the 1625
      Should be 1665.
>antedating for both it and its number-two equivalent--which will
>appear under S.
>   BTW, don't the second-element vowels of "rambeggur" seem to have
> been reversed ?

"Rambeggur" it really is in the original.  I too speculated about
"rambugger", "a woman who buggers rams".  If that's your
interpretation, I would be interested in your argument--the folks at
the OED don't answer most questions about submissions.


>   JL
>"Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
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>Subject: Piss-house: Link to the OED3 Entry for piss, n.
>If you are interested in "piss-house", within this entry you will
>find my 325-year antedating (for the sense "privy"). How long, O
>Lord, how long will I have to wait to see "rambeggur"? "Shithouse"?
>At 6/20/2006 11:59 AM, you wrote:
> >This link will allow free access to the OED entry piss, n. for the
> >next three [now two] days.
> >
> >The link is:
> >http://dictionary.oed.com/cgi/display/50180130?keytype=ref&ijkey=T2
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