[Ads-l] groin

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 16 15:12:52 EST 2018


Don't call me Shirley...

On Fri, Nov 16, 2018, 2:00 PM Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com wrote:

> 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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> > > > -----
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> to
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> > >
> > > Andy Bach,
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> > > 608 658-1890 cell
> > > 608 261-5738 wk
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