[Ads-l] boylie mag(azine): not in HDAS?

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 25 23:00:27 UTC 2015


Never heard of it.

JL

On Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 4:14 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

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> Subject:      Re: boylie mag(azine): not in HDAS?
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> Indeed, not in HDAS.  And a new one on me.    Playgirl Magazine I =
> remember (complete with "hairy chests and quiescent penises"), but =
> boylies and eponymous mags, no. =20
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> LH
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> > On Nov 25, 2015, at 3:55 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > The Alternative: An American Spectator, Volume 9 - Page 14
> > Saturday Evening Club, 1975
> > =
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> > 1975 - =E2=80=8ESnippet view
> > ... even a club of sorts (albeit no clubhouse): the "Penthouse/ Viva
> > Leisure Club." (Viva is a spinoff from Penthouse; it is a _"boylie"
> > magazine_, breasts and vulvae being replaced by hairy chests and =
> quiescent
> > penises. It is, incredibly, more banal than its sire.)
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> > This is, just as incredibly, the earliest cite that I can find of a =
> term
> > that's been around, IME, since 1959, considering how entirely obvious =
> are
> > its use, derivation, and construction. "Boylie Magazines" was the name =
> of
> > the gay section of the Los Angeles dirty-book store that I frequented. =
> I
> > heard "boylie mag" either on TV or in some movie, in the '60's. =
> Further,
> > IME, the boylie mags were the exact equivalents of the girlie mags: =
> the
> > models were young, cute, nicely put-together, but there were no
> > hairy-chested, bear types. Of course, styles may well have changed =
> between
> > 1959 and 1975.
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> > Youneverknow.
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> > Note the writers pretentiousness: _vulvae_, but _penises_ instead of
> > _penes_. OTOH, I like the use of "quiescent" instead of the banal =
> "flaccid."
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> > I checked "boyly mag(azine)," too, and found only "boyly [Johnson, =
> 1818:
> > obsolete. boyish] heretick," from 1732.
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