[Ads-l] boof

ADSGarson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Fri Sep 28 16:00:23 EDT 2018


I just checked the Usenet database for boof. The search engine is
terrible, and only a subset of matches is shown. (The Google Books
search engine is also terrible nowadays.) The term boof is linked to
sex and to flatulence in the 1990s. I could not get the database to
reveal matches in the 1980s although they may be present.

From: sno... at moenkopi.fps.com (Ed Bustya ext 2859)
Newsgroups: rec.arts.tv.soaps
Subject: ATWT
Date: 18 Feb 92 16:55:56 GMT
Organization: FPS Computing, Beaverton, Oregon
https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.arts.tv.soaps/HNffSb4u7gA/dG64tk7eHpoJ

[Begin excerpt from Usenet message]
>   Didn't Courtme sleep with Andrunk the first time she saw him
>   when he was in Chicago drunk as a lord? I know they spent
>   the night together, but did they boof?

Courtme met Anus in the hotel bar, I think, and helped him stumble
back to his hotel room to pass out. I guess he stayed awake long
enough to take a fuzzy photograph of her, but my understanding was
that he passed out cold before they could boink.

Some issue was made of Courtme's virginal state earlier in her
relationship with Anus. She didn't want her first time to be
casual, so she planned a very *special* evening with a
candlelight dinner, etc. Just as the festivities were about to
begin, TheSlut showed up on Anus' doorstep and he invited her
to join them for dinner. Understandably, the mood was spoiled and
Courtme remained unboofed.

kathi bustya
[End excerpt from Usenet message]


From: ginny_... at unforgettable.com (Justme®)
Subject: Re: "Fart..."
Date: 1997/11/19
Sender: "Futile, resistance is." -- Yoda of Borg
Organization: Zippo News Service [http://www.zippo.com]
Newsgroups: alt.usage.english

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.usage.english/ux4lj2Ikcso/JLOnYoZVQaYJ

[Begin excerpt from Usenet message]
On Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:34:02 -0700, Jimmy Lio <gl... at geocities.com>
shared:

>Is the word "fart" considered as an obscence word?  Any substitute for
>the word?
>
>Jimmy

-pass wind
-pass gas
-break wind
-toot
-experiment with methane
-"quick!  grab the jar and the matches!"
-boof (children's gas)
-"you--pull my finger"
-"WOOOOO!  That wuz a BIG`UN!"  (said while waving your hand behind
            your bottom)
-If you're on America Online:  "Welcome!  You've got....GAS!"
[End excerpt from Usenet message]


From: ja... at cornell.edu (John Fereira)
Subject: Re: Dutch Ovens
Date: 1999/02/16
Organization: Cornell University
Newsgroups: rec.boats.paddle

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.boats.paddle/PLAZwf2avok/5IZy8c0ntiMJ

[Begin excerpt from Usenet message]
>as much as i hate to mention it, on a paddling trip this weekend somebody said
> that
>when you fart in bed and pull the covers over your partner's head, that is
> called
>a "Dutch oven"

No, I think that's called a "boof".

John Fereira
ja... at cornell.edu
[End excerpt from Usenet message]

On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 2:29 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Within the last hour, Judge Kavanaugh has explained that "boufed" in his
> yearbook was a "reference to flatulence."
>
> Having graduated H.S. in '77 I will say that the phrase "Have you boofed
> yet?" seems really unlikely to refer to boofu-ing.   I mean, admittedly,
> usage in his fancy east coast H.S. might be different, but was it some sort
> of contest to see who could find a partner willing to boof with them? Or,
> was it a daily occurrence, as in "have you showered yet?".   I'd have to go
> with it being just the more juvenile "flatulence".
>
> On Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 5:20 PM Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > 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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