Rape Town, Gangster's Paradise (GP) and more

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun Apr 25 13:54:03 UTC 2004

At 9:06 AM -0400 4/25/04, James A. Landau wrote:
>   My military friend here gave me this.
>This is a well-known military term, in the OED2 with a first citation of
>1919, with no reference as "US" so it must not be restricted to the
>US military.
>Def "an inspection of the penis for veneral disease or other infection".
>Your quote  "on one's short arm" makes no sense.  Perhaps "short arm" was
>originally a metaphor for penis, recorded only in the sense of the
>VD inspection?

So Mr. One-Eye is a third leg and/or a short arm.  No wonder we men
are so confused.


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