[Ads-l] ejaculatory "pop"

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Mar 12 10:19:10 EDT 2017


And it does add a whole new perspective on that hanky-panky between monkey and weasel in the neighborhood of that mulberry bush…

LH 

> On Mar 12, 2017, at 8:48 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> 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.
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> OED's initial cite, btw, is from HDAS files.
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> JL
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> On Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 8:21 PM, Joel Berson <berson at att.net> wrote:
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>> 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"
>> 
>> citing ADS-L, on my blog:
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>> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/11/ejaculatory-pop/
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