UD: (2005) _do the thing_ = "have sex"; (2007) _stinky leg_ = "penis"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 18 15:37:35 UTC 2011

In '50's Saint Louis,

_do the thing_ meant
"get married."

Heard on Maury:

A woman explains why she had a second baby by a man who had already
denied that he was her first baby daddy.

"I *love* to

_do the stinky leg_!"

In context,

"have sex,"

very likely.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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