gleeking (= squirting saliva)

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Thu Dec 30 21:22:07 UTC 2004

Instigated by your post, I did an entry for it today. The earliest cite
I found (though I did not exhaust all options) was 1988 and I found a
use of "gleek" in Google Groups slightly earlier than the one you
mentioned. I'll try to do a bit more work on it when I get a chance.

Grant Barrett

On Dec 29, 2004, at 23:50, Tom Kysilko wrote:

> My daughter and her friend both remember "gleeking" from their late
> elementary school days (1989-90) in St Paul MN and Missoula MT,
> respectively.  In that context it referred to squirting a tiny stream
> of
> saliva directly from one's salivary glands.  Now my father does this
> unintentionally all the time, but they maintain that classmates of
> theirs
> learned to do it deliberately.
> Interestingly, Google Groups has no occurrences of 'gleeking' at all
> prior
> to 1994.  In 1994 there are a spate of posts that use or refer to
> gleeking
> as a Shakespearean insult.  The earliest post illustrating youthful
> ectopic
> ejaculation follows:

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