OutIL More on JUNK 'private parts'

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Fri May 26 14:36:25 UTC 2006

It's pretty common. I took it back as far as 1996, although I'm sure
it's older. I found a few uses of it referring to the female
genitals, too.


Grant Barrett
gbarrett at worldnewyork.org

On May 26, 2006, at 09:54, RonButters at AOL.COM wrote:

> Last night in a conversation, Danny (WM, professional, c 25yo,
> gay): "His
> tights were so short that you could see all of his junk--it was
> pushed right out
> there" (paraphrase of sentence, but JUNK obviously referred to
> 'penis+testicles'.
> Does anyone else use this term in this way?
> In a message dated 4/29/06 10:04:19 PM, RonButters at aol.com writes:
>> In a message dated 4/29/06 11:19:16 AM, kenny at UDel.Edu writes:
>> I'd have to look up the reference (which I can't do right now since
>> I'm in the midst of reorganizing my library and my books are in
>> chaotic disarray), but I remember Ethan Mordden using the term "junk"
>> in the relevant sense in at least one of his books.  That would place
>> the usage in the early 80s (when most of his books were written) or
>> earlier (the story I'm thinking of was a reminiscence about the 70s)
>> in New York City.
>> Ken
>> Sorry aol hadn't delivered this to my mailbox yet when I wrote my
>> previous
>> posting. It WAS Mordden's book I was thinking of: I've a Feeling
>> We're Not in
>> Kansas Anymore: Tales from Gay Manhattan. But I do think that
>> "junk" referred
>> to the butt, not the penis. And that Mordden SAID he made it up.
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