FRITZ JUENGLING juengling_fritz at SALKEIZ.K12.OR.US
Thu Jun 24 19:20:54 UTC 2004

Me too, as far as spelling goes, but they would be pronounced the same.  After all, KC and the Sunshine Band would "Shake your Booty." Never occured to me that it had a 'd'.
Fritz, another West Coaster.

>>> patty at CRUZIO.COM 06/23/04 12:39PM >>>
Hello folks - I always thought it was 'booty' not 'boody'.  I can't recall
any of my friends pronouncing this with a 'd' sound - we are on the west
coast.  I also have never associated 'up your booty' with 'vulva'/'sex'
only with 'ass'.  I have never heard of "plumber('s) split" before.


At 09:04 AM 6/23/04, you wrote:
> >"My boody and my cookie and my titi hurt."
>I don't know 'cookie' or 'titi' but in my boyhood 'boody'/'booty' was an
>exact equivalent of 'ass': e.g., "I got a piece of boody", "I'll kick
>boody", "Up your boody", etc., etc. -- that is, with the sense of
>'vulva'/'sex' as well as that of 'buttocks'/'anus'. I always assumed
>was a corruption of 'body'. It's still current, but I'm not sure of the
>exact sense usually. The song says "Shake your boody", doesn't it? What
>it -- precisely -- that one is being encouraged to shake?
>The word appears in Chapman's dictionary and in Spears'. Perhaps it is
>largely a 'black' word as Chapman indicates.
>-- Doug Wilson
>I learned both the word "boody" with almost all of the meanings
>supplied above in 1942, when I was in the first grade, i.e. "ass, butt,
>buttocks," etc. Since I was pre-adolescent, the sexual references meant
>nothing. For example, there was the rhyme:
>Wint downtown to see Miss Moody.
>Paid two cint to see her boody.
>Boody so black, couldn't see the crack.
>Axed Miss Moody for my two cint back.
>Although "crack" is ambiguous in this context, in the first grade, I
>understood it to refer uniquely to Miss Moody's butt crack.
>Note the implied self-hatred wrt skin color.
>BTW, has anyone else heard "plumber('s) split" used for ass/butt crack?
>-Wilson Gray

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