[Ads-l] ejaculatory "pop"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Mar 12 08:48:43 EDT 2017


There seems to be no way to know, but I'm skeptical.   Maybe he's just
playing with the senses of "ask" and "explode." Given the context and the
vast "antedating," this explanation seems somewhat more reasonable to me.

OED's initial cite, btw, is from HDAS files.



JL

On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:

> Well, Arnold -- Larry?  Jon? -- what's your evaluation of the 1722 "pop"?
> Was the humorist and satirist Nathaniel Gardner innuendoing [innuendo, v.,
> sense 3] ejaculation?
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> Joel
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>       From: Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at STANFORD.EDU>
>  To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
>  Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2017 6:09 PM
>  Subject: [ADS-L] ejaculatory "pop"
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> citing ADS-L, on my blog:
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> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/11/ejaculatory-pop/
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