Hopefully, this is clearer

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 28 00:50:48 UTC 2008

Re: "Slang etymology from South Park ('to cheese')":

My point wasn't that there actually exists a slang term, "to cheese,"
having the etymology supplied by Kyle's father, a character in the
animated cartoon, South Park. Rather, it was the unlikelyhood, IMO,
that a pun such as that in the claim by Mr. Broflovski that this
method of getting fucked up was called "cheesing" because it was
_fon[to]due_ could be the true etymon, suspending disbelief as to the
actual existence of a method of getting high called "cheesing."

In other words, there's such a thing as rhyming slang. Is there also
such a thing as punning slang or even slang distantly related to


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

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