"fuck like a mink" [Was: "mink" (n.) = 'a black, a Negro'?]

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon May 11 15:43:52 UTC 2009

At least "fuck like minks" makes a kind of sense as an image--as does "fuck like rabbits" in regard to reproductive proclivities.

In contrast, the simile "fuck like snakes," familiar to me from various parts of the South, is less transparent in its imagery. Do we envision intimate and tortuous physical entanglement? Is some free-floating phallic symbolism implicit? A primal and serpentine knowledge of good and evil?


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 11 May 2009 09:58:35 -0500
>From: "Mullins, Bill AMRDEC" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL>

>>I doubt that the average black American has any idea what a "mink" is, other than an expensive fur coat. If it wasn't for the fact that I read extensively, I certainly wouldn't know more than that. Joel's opening sentence should read "... among white people," because it's news to me. Black people don't know it. we say, "fucks like a rabbit," when the subject comes up.
>When I was in college, the Resident Assistant who lived my floor in the dorm had a girlfriend who was less than gifted in the looks department. We all called her "rabbit", because the only reason we could figure he dated her was that she must screw like a rabbit.
>The RA never got the joke, so far as I know, and often asked "Why are you calling her Rabbit?"

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