[Ads-l] Antedating of _fuck_

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 14 18:50:25 UTC 2015


If it meant "dimwit," he must have been pretty dim to get that far
and...you know.

Maybe he was just recommending it as birth control.


JL

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 1:41 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
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> > Interesting that the dude's name is "Roger."
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> Yes, a bit of an oxymoron.  Alternative onomastic speculations: Maybe =
> poor Roger was just nearsighted. Or he had just been misinformed about =
> the nature of the hymen.  Either way, it's not surprising his line has =
> died out; there are vanishingly few individuals of his surname to be =
> found in even the larger phone books.
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