Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Jan 15 03:18:47 UTC 2009

At 1/14/2009 10:11 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
>Does "bumfuck", either noun "act of anal
>copulation" or verb, go back to the18th
>century?  I do not see it in the OED or Chapman
>or Wentworth & Flexner (the only sources on my shelves).

Of course, Google Books tells me it's in (and up
to 1799 only in) the 1692 work Criptonomicon II,  By Neal Stephenson:

Criptonomicon II: El codigo pontifex?
by Neal Stephenson - Fiction - 1692 - 496 pages
Page 404
En el Smithsonian pueden verse esos viejos billetes. «Primer Banco Nacional de
South Bumfuck entregará diez entrañas de cerdo al portador», ...

Ho.  (WorldCat says 2002 and 2005.)


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