Pederasty in VERBATIM

Larry Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jun 7 14:52:48 UTC 1999

At 4:14 PM -0400 6/6/99, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>You are not alone in being troubled by such pitiful associations of sexual
>preference with pederasty. In this particular case, however, the confusion
>goes deeper than you point out. "Piece of ass" is the term of choice by
>many for heterosexual sexual penetration (or the object of such intent -
>"Bill was hot for a piece of ass," meaning Bill [+male] wanted heterosexual
>contact). "Ass" alone (in such phrases as "Get some ass") has the same
>(Now for real confusion, I bet y'all Northerners don't know who's looking
>for what in such utterances as "I'm going to get me some cock.")
As above, = 'the female pudendum'.  I always figured that both 'piece of
ass' and 'cock' in this sense are sad commentaries on the current state of
geography instruction in America.


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