[Ads-l] groin

Dave Hause dwhause at CABLEMO.NET
Fri Nov 16 18:45:51 EST 2018


Inventing your own backronym?  Which fails on "leg" being the part below the 
knee.
Dave Hause

-----Original Message----- 
From: Dan Goncharoff
Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 10:49 AM
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Subject: Re: groin

"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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