[Ads-l] Kevin Hart speaks:

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 23 16:21:23 EDT 2017


For "play grab-ass," see HDAS.

Freq. refs. to WW2.
JL

On Sat, Sep 23, 2017 at 3:17 PM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

> WG:  << > Oh, well. At least as far back as ca.1960, GI’s were already no
> longer
> > “grabbing ass.” They were “grab-assing,” instead. >>
> W
> ​B:  to <play grab ass> is what I learned ca. 1969 on Custer Hill. To this
> day, I tell the kids to "Stop playin' grab ass, 'n' git tuh work!"​
> Sometimes with a "dammit!"
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