New "lumpkin," "girney"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Nov 19 16:45:54 UTC 2007

At 10:27 AM -0500 11/19/07, Charles Doyle wrote:
>Date: Mon 19 Nov 13:15:13 EDT 2007
>From: Charles Doyle <cdoyle at> Add To Address Book |
>Subject: Re: New "lumpkin"
>To: ronbutters at
>UrbanDictionary's first entry for "lumpkin" has a nice dangling
>particlple, which makes the definition ambiguous: "The act of oral
>sex performed on a man while defecating." In the several other
>entries, the approved procedure becomes clear.
>Even before the the term was applied to the currently popular (?!)
>practice, I found the proper name, so prominent here is Georgia, to
>be comical (I always think of the literary character Tony Lumpkin).
>But, yes, in honor of the former governor, a major street in Athens
>is named Lumpkin, and a campus building at UGa is named Lumpkin
>House. And now there's an upscale Lumpkin Place apartment cluster.
>And an elegant restaurant named the Lumpkin Cafe.
..whose restrooms should be approached with care.


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