Vivid slang: jackhole and stone

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Apr 26 02:54:32 UTC 2014

On Apr 25, 2014, at 10:16 PM, Arnold Zwicky wrote:

> On Apr 25, 2014, at 5:21 PM, "Joel S. Berson" <Berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
>> I don't know how common "stones" applied to a female is.  (I assume
>> the figurative use is already in the OED, but I didn't find it quickly.)
>> Joel
> "stones" applied to a female is pretty common on tv (in police shows, for example)_, but i have no idea how long it's been around.

As, of course, has "balls", although maybe on the shows on basic and pay cable rather than network cop shows, occurring also in "break/bust X's balls", where X may be any gender.


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