[Ads-l] Dialect clash: _shlong_

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Dec 20 20:37:39 EST 2016

> On Dec 20, 2016, at 8:22 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Daniel Tosh is chatting with a thirty-ish, black, female "guest":
> DT. How many shlongs have you seen?
> BW. How many whats?
> DT. "Shlongs."
> BW. "Shlongs"? I don't know what that is.
>Apparently not a fan of Philip Roth.  First cite in OED:

1969   P. Roth Portnoy's Complaint <> 50   His shlong brings to mind the fire hoses coiled along the corridors at school.

I’m sure our intrepid researchers can antedate that with one…um, hand tied behind their back.


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