[Ads-l] boof

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 27 18:20:09 EDT 2018


Within the last hour, Judge Kavanaugh has explained that "boufed" in his
yearbook was a "reference to flatulence."

And "The Devil's Triangle" was a "drinking game" like "quarters" with three
drinks arranged in a triangle.

"FFFFF" poked fun at a classmate who liked to emphasize his uses of the
F-word with a prolonged labiodental sound.



JL

On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:16 PM Barretts Mail <mail.barretts at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Vox just released an article on the word “boof”:
>
> Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook: the “boof” joke, explained
> Alex Abad-Santos
>
> https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/9/27/17905818/brett-kavanaughs-yearbook-boof
> <
> https://www.vox.com/culture/2018/9/27/17905818/brett-kavanaughs-yearbook-boof
> >
>
> The story has anecdotal citations, including a claim that “boof” < bu-fu <
> butt fuck.
>
> Wiktionary (https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/boof <
> https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/boof>) does not adequately cover this
> term, and the English OLD and HDAS do not list it.
>
> In the ADS archives, Barry Popik has a 2000 citation for “to boof” meaning
> to anally conceal:
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2000-December/010934.html
> <
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2000-December/010934.html
> >
>
> Two other mentions of “boof” in the archives:
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2007-August/073314.html <
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2007-August/073314.html>
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2007-August/073396.html <
> http://listserv.linguistlist.org/pipermail/ads-l/2007-August/073396.html>
>
> Benjamin Barrett
> Formerly of Seattle, WA
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