[Ads-l] Antedating of _fuck_

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Mon Sep 14 21:24:57 UTC 2015


I think it's a long s.  "Suckbythenavel" makes more sense.

Joel

      From: George Thompson <george.thompson at NYU.EDU>
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We note how every advance in knowledge calls for further knowledge.  We
learn about poor Mr. Fuckbythenavel and immediately we begin to seek the
reason why he was so called.
And if we learn that, then. . . .
It's endless.

GAT

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 1:14 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Interesting that the dude's name is "Roger."
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