[Ads-l] groin

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 16 13:59:55 EST 2018


Surely you jest.
Mark Mandel


On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:49 AM Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> "groin adductor muscle" = source of "gam" meaning woman's leg: "look
> at the groin adductor muscles on her"
> DanG
>
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 11:39 AM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > What has become of _crotch_?
> >
> > Because, in sports, when you pull a groin muscle, it would be on one side
> > or the other (or really bad luck, both), not a crotch muscle.
> > "A *groin* strain is an injury or tear to any of the adductor *muscles*
> of
> > the thigh. These are the *muscles* on the inner side of the thigh."
> >
> > So, surgery on "both groins" was surgery on both (sets of?) groin
> adductor
> > muscles.
> >
> > On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 11:21 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > What has become of _crotch_? Is it, like _through_ instead of _done_,
> > > _noon_ instead of _newn_, or _Eli[z]e_ instead of _Eli[s]e_, etc.,
> peculiar
> > > only to those parts of the country in which I learned to speak English?
> > >
> > > On Sat, Nov 10, 2018 at 11:30 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > >
> > > > My word! Thanks, Dennis, I've learned something today.
> > > >
> > > > Mark (my words)
> > > >
> > > > On Sat, Nov 10, 2018, 10:55 PM Dennis During <dcduring at gmail.com
> wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > It sounded odd to me. I thought I only had one groin.  But
> anatomists
> > > say
> > > > > we have left and right groins. It suppose I have two anatomical
> groins,
> > > > but
> > > > > only one euphemistic groin.
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > > Dennis C. During
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
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> >
> > Andy Bach,
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