UD: [...] 2)_snapping pussy_

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 27 14:20:33 UTC 2012

"Bring smoke" was slated for HDAS III.

It is frequent in writings about the Vietnam War in reference to artillery

Wilson's 1961 recollection is the earliest allusion I've encountered,
however. And I've never encountered it reference to mere bullets.

To "smoke," moreover, covers both.


On Tue, Nov 27, 2012 at 5:08 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at gmail.com> wrote:

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> The snapping pussy is real. There is an audible sound, like a snap, and it
> can be painful and threatening to the male. It is doubtless the basis for
> the Vagina Dentata motif, wherein fear of castration causes female teeth to
> be knocked out, after which vaginal intercourse & procreation can occur.
> This is probably what Todd Akin (R) had in mind when he said: =93From what
> =
> I
> understand from doctors ... if it=92s a legitimate rape, the female body
> ha=
> s
> ways to try to shut that whole thing down.=94
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