[Ads-l] choke/strangle a chicken (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mullins, Bill CIV (US) william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL
Wed May 11 13:56:13 EDT 2016


Comedian Dom Irrera uses the phrase "choke the chicken" to mean urination in this ca. 1987/1988 video (I always understood it to mean masturbation).


Any ideas as to how old this expression is?  The reason I ask is that Hitchcock's film Rope has a character say "I never strangled a chicken in my life!"
(see 1:30 here:  https://vimeo.com/76087987 ), and I wonder if Hitchcock was winking at the audience with this line.

Or maybe I just have a dirty mind.

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