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Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Mon Feb 20 06:59:33 EST 2017


Undoubtedly erroneous.

JL

On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 8:56 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 19, 2017 at 1:11 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
> wrote:
>
> > “man-in-the-boat”.  Size difference?
>
>
> Isn’t it "_little_-man-in-the-boat"?
>
> Green’s:
> little man (in the boat) n.
> also little boy in the boat, little old man in the boat, man in the boat
> [note little man n. (1)]
> little man n.
> 1. the penis.
>
>  That there may be a connection between slang for _penis_ and slang for
> _clitoris_ seems somewhat UD-ish to me. But,
>
> Youneverknow.
>
> Maybe it’s a white thing. "It’s a different world."
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
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