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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 11 14:12:50 EDT 2016


> On May 11, 2016, at 1:56 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <william.d.mullins18.civ at MAIL.MIL> wrote:
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> 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).

True; maybe he just pulled that one out of the "slam the ham"/"smack little Johnny behind the ear" bin that comes up later in the routine and was already overflowing with synonyms.  As it were.

LH    
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> 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://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__vimeo.com_76087987&d=AwIGaQ&c=-dg2m7zWuuDZ0MUcV7Sdqw&r=wFp3X4Mu39hB2bf13gtz0ZpW1TsSxPIWYiZRsMFFaLQ&m=cTD-JpXOYQ69lnXnmuMPhnQtkSxYuuTtZewcdMdKEPg&s=jQkLo36F37-rR4pw1h_0n2uAPh43bp4udVYk61oGVms&e=  ), and I wonder if Hitchcock was winking at the audience with this line.
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> Or maybe I just have a dirty mind.
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