[Ads-l] ejaculatory "pop"

Robin Hamilton robin.hamilton3 at VIRGINMEDIA.COM
Sun Mar 12 11:29:25 EDT 2017


... and of course, "pop" in that context indicates pawning an item.  In this
case, Charley Wag rather than Bob's your uncle, as in Henley's translation of
Villon, in "Villon's Straight Tip To All Cross Coves":  'It's up-the-spout and
Charley-Wag ...'

Robin

(The Wiki entry on Pop Goes the Weasel --
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Goes_the_Weasel -- is comprehensive, and
rather good -- someone on this list responsible for the anonymous authorship of
the same?  Kudos to whoever.   R.)

> 
>     On 12 March 2017 at 14:50 Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> 
>     "All around the carpenter's bench" is how I learned it.
> 
>     JL
> 
>     On Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 10:19 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
>     wrote:
> 
>     > 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:
>     > >
>     > > 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?
>     > >>
>     > >> Joel
>     > >>
>     > >>
>     > >> 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:
>     > >>
>     > >> https://arnoldzwicky.org/2017/03/11/ejaculatory-pop/
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