learn something new every day

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed Feb 15 17:16:34 UTC 2006

"Pea-time"/"pee-time" reminds me of an old, ca.1961, St. Louis BE usage:
"bring P," wherein "P" = "piece (of pussy)." This means "get some pussy"
(somehow, "be succcessful in an attempt to persuade a woman to allow one to
engage in sexual intercourse with her" doesn't quite succeed in capturing
the flavor of the phrase).

These "bring" phrases are extremely rare. The only other one that I know of
is "bring smoke on someone's ass," which means "fire a gun at or shoot
someone." This one was in general use and not peculiar to St. Louis. Also,
"bring P on someone" means "fuck over someone."


On 2/15/06, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:
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> I reproduce this message (sans link) from the daily spam collection:
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> Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006  8:15: 6  -0330
> From: "Genevieve Swain" <dresden at 100000books.com>
> What are you to do if you have bad erection? Especially
> in the forthcoming Saint Valentines Day???
> Don t worry, it is not the last of pea-time...
> The most simple way is to visit our site, order the
> medication and that is all you are to do!
> Do not kill the clock!
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> (You'll note that this was sent the day after Valentine's Day; never
> to early to plan ahead for next year, it appears.)
> Being wholly unfamiliar with the phrase, but assuming in the context
> it was not a typo for "the last of pee-time", I googled it, and sure
> enough "(like) the last of pea-time" has 157 g-hits, many with
> glosses along the line of 'elderly, old, senile'.  Go know.
> Larry
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