Waldorf Salad (1895)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 20 08:48:30 UTC 2001

At 4:34 PM -0500 12/20/01, Dennis R. Preston wrote:
>Not so. At least not universally,. In Caribbean Spanish several
>jokes, metaphors, and slang items hinge on "hole-poking" for

OK, you've convinced me.  Especially since we're concerned with
"shtuppeling" rather than "shtupping", and I assume the former
involves lots of mini-shtup-events.

>(A Cuban once found me very dense for not getting the
>analogy with "ventilate" in exactly this sense, although, in my
>defense, it also took imagining the penis as the number 7, which I
>still have some difficulty with.)

Especially if constructed with that perpendicular line half-way
through (the number 7, that is, not the penis).  If anything, the
Euro-style "7" would have to denote "No penis allowed".


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