The Cock o' The South

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Dec 28 19:43:52 UTC 2009

"Early Kuyler," [kaIl at r] star of the animated cartoon, Squidbillies,
set in North Georgia, always wears a trucker's cap, with a different
stupid (from slogan on each, in every episode. In one episode, the
slogan reads,


My intuition is that this is a pun on the widespread - *total* in BE,
even more common than "pussy," when I was a child, During The War -
use of _cock_ in Southern English as an obscene term for the the
vagina or for the female genitalia as a whole, no pun intended.

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.
–Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society -

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