fling poo

Charles C Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Nov 1 14:00:21 UTC 2010

Regarding the joke genre, y'all are invited to see an article from my (comparative) youth, "Title-Author Jokes, Now and Long Ago, _Journal of American Folklore_ 86: 52-54.

For the JSTOR-accessible:


Examples (or counterparts) from the mid-seventeenth-century appear there.


From: American Dialect Society [ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] on behalf of George Thompson [george.thompson at NYU.EDU]
Sent: Sunday, October 31, 2010 3:56 PM

"the very-faux Chinese collocation Hoo Flung Poo" -- I've only seen "Who Flung Dung"

""One hung low") and others in infantile jokes" -- I've got a postcard somewhere of Chinatown with a prominent restaurant sign "One Hung Low" -- probably 1930s or 40s, if I recall.


George A. Thompson
Author of A Documentary History of "The African Theatre", Northwestern Univ. Pr., 1998, but nothing much lately.

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