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Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Feb 19 13:11:55 EST 2017


Interesting variation between “boy-in-the-boat” and the elsewhere-widely-attested “man-in-the-boat”.  Size difference?

LH

> On Feb 19, 2017, at 1:08 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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>> On Feb 19, 2017, at 12:10 PM, Mark Mandel <thnidu at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> Paywalled. What's the definition?
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> purr-tongue n. [play on pussy n. (1)] (US black) 
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> the clitoris.
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> 1992 (con. 1910s) F.M. Davis Livin' the Blues 36: At an early age we talked about a ‘purr-tongue’ or a ‘boy-in-the-boat’.
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> LH
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