[Ads-l] pound sand up your ass

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 8 02:19:43 EST 2020


> I don't have a copy of Green

Isn't Green's now available on line at no charge/free of charge, here of
late?

https://greensdictofslang.com

On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 2:28 PM MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC
AVMC (USA) <0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at listserv.uga.edu> wrote:

> Thanks, Ben.  I don't have a copy of Green (I do have HDAS, but as we all
> know, it stops just short of "P".)
> (and I've passed this on to my friend, with hopes that the quote will be
> sufficient and that she doesn't feel the need to check out the source
> material . . . )
>
>
>
> ----
>
> Green's Dictionary of Slang notes an example in a pornographic "Tijuana
> Bible" comic book dated to the mid-1930s.
>
> https://greensdictofslang.com/entry/thmlsxi#wcx6q2a
> c.1935 Chris Crusty [comic] ‘H°ya honey.’ ‘Aw go pound sand up yer ass!!’.
>
> The "Chris Crusty" comic is viewable here (with "pound sand" on p. 8):
>
> http://tijuanabibles.org/bibles/TB078/
>
> On Mon, Dec 7, 2020 at 10:23 AM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > A friend and I were discussing the subject phrase.  She did not know the
> > "pound sand up your ass" variant, and thought it was only "go pound
> sand".
> >
> > OED has what may be a literal "pound sand" in 1857; a figurative in 1905;
> > and "up your . . ." in 2004.
> >
> > Here it is, elided, in WW2:
> >
> > 1943 Baton Rouge Advocate 3 Mar 9/6  "That is because it instills a
> motive
> > to pound sand up the other bloke's back for reasonable cause."
> >
> > And ever more bowdlerized, in 1908:
> >
> > 1908 St Louis Globe-Democrat 17 Oct (Comic section) 2 "Go pound sand in
> > yer ears"
> >
> >
> >
> >
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