[Ads-l] boof

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Sep 29 17:12:02 EDT 2018


Don't get me started.

Just check my post to the "Kavanaugh yearbook" thread.

Putting it mildly, let's just say that on Thursday he wasn't acting sober
as a judge.

JL

On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 4:20 PM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Sep 29, 2018, at 9:36 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > Linguistically interesting, but substantively pointless.
> >
> > Even if K and his pals really were writing about butt-sex orgies with
> dudes
> > or succubi doesn't mean they ever engaged in them or even particularly
> > would have, given the chance.
>
> Agreed.  Seems plausible to me that the reference was to butt-ingestion of
> booze, and that there’s no evidence he ever did, or would have, engaged in
> the practice.  But it might have helped his credibility if he hadn’t been
> lying through his teeth about the meaning of the “codes” and misleading in
> a bunch of his other claims.  I find that pretty substantive in the
> testimony of a nominee for the Supreme Court; cf. e.g.
> https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/us/politics/brett-kavanaugh-fact-check.html
> .
>
> >
> > Does anyone need to be reminded of the surreal grossness of selected
> > teen-boy conversation?  (Cf. HDAS II at "mung," e.g.)
> >
> > "Brown wings" entered a large number of brains through Hunter S.
> Thompson's
> > quasi-classic _Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga_ (1966). That
> was
> > the first time I encountered it - and very rarely after. It seemed more
> > like jargon than slang, esp. since real wing emblems were often involved.
> > So - mea culpa - excluded from HDAS.
> >
> > Thompson also mentions "red wings" and "black wings."
> >
> >
> > JL
> >
> >
> >
> > On Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 1:05 AM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> Urban Dictionary
> >> Boof :
> >> To abuse any licit or illicit substance via insertion into one's rectum.
> >> 2013
> >>
> >> 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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> >>>
> >>> Andy Bach,
> >>> afbach at gmail.com
> >>> 608 658-1890 cell
> >>> 608 261-5738 wk
> >>>
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> >>
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