[Ads-l] Dialect clash: _shlong_

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 20 20:50:19 EST 2016


Interestingly enough, that's also the earliest in the HDAS files.

JL

On Tue, Dec 20, 2016 at 8:37 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > 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.
>
> LH
>
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