"fish" (was Re: "moist")

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 8 18:52:39 UTC 2011

On Nov 8, 2011, at 1:39 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:

> Ron wirtes, "I can't think of a slang term for codgers that is based on the putative urine smell of old people, but if there were one (there perhaps isn't only because  piss doesn't smell like anything but piss), I woudn't think of it as neoFreudian."
> Growing up in Texas, I always used to hear that Pearl Beer tastes like horse's piss (and I used to wonder who did the taste test).  Perhaps (reversing the direction of the figure) codgers could be termed "Pearlies."  NonneoFreudianly, of course.
Or as Pearls.  Allowing one to hold open the door for one's elders while announcing "Pearls before swine".


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