Antedating of "Suck"

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jun 30 22:23:34 UTC 2010

  I was puzzled by this when it first appeared, but didn't think it
worthy of note, at the time. The only thing that came to mind, under the
circumstances, is "butthole" or "bumhole". "Backside" hard deserves such
drastic circumvention.


On 6/30/2010 6:19 PM, Dave Wilton wrote:
> "Backside"? But do you need to redact that?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Mark Mandel
> Sent: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 2:43 PM
> Subject: Re: Antedating of "Suck"
> I just noticed another redaction (besides "c - k" for "cock"), down at the
> very bottom of Fred's* quotation.
> "b - e" clearly refers to the anus, but what *word* does it represent?

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