Unfamiliar slang term

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Feb 29 15:11:09 UTC 2008

The quote is the set-up to the punchline of a joke. The word's meaning
is clear. The question is whether anyone has ever come across the term
elsewhere. The situation entails a wronged husband giving directions
to a hit-man:

"I want you to shoot my cheating wife in the head. The guy, I want him
alive, but
can you shoot his _todger_ off?"

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
                                              -Sam'l Clemens

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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