"flying fuck"

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Thu Apr 17 23:23:23 UTC 2008

On Thu, Apr 17, 2008 at 6:51 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> Back to the serious.  Can anyone seriously assert that either of the
>  athletic feats described or alluded to below would be considered of
>  little esteem, not worth a flying fuck?  I still hold for my "flying"
>  from "passing, flitting; hasty, transient".

I always took it as less semantic than rhetorical, for rhythm and alliteration.

m a m

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