[Ads-l] "schlong", the verb -- not in OED

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Dec 23 15:43:55 UTC 2015

JB: << The meaning familiar to me has always been "dick"; ... familiar to
many New Yorkers, particularly adolescent males. [& JB's aunt.] >>
WB:  My contention is that <schlong> 'membrum virile' started out as a
shibboleth of "very limited formal & semantic extent in the Anglosphere",
with gradual spreading out therefrom, with explosive global spread only
within the past few days; because of a lack of flexibility in
interpretation beyond the original, and because men & women have totally
different senses of humor, and never the twain shall meet. Men's talk is
never meant for women's ears. Repeal the First Amendment, too?

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