[Ads-l] janky (1989)

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Mon Sep 9 20:55:11 UTC 2019

On Sun, 8 Sep 2019 21:49:13 Zone-0400 the irrepressible Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:


> You'll have observed that "janky-ass" in the quote needn't have anything to
> do with luck.

Just as _boody/booty_ needn't have anything to do with pirates,  cf., 

Big Boody Judy's Salon - Intercourse, Pennsylvania - Local Business.
https://www.facebook.com › pages › Big-Boody-Judys-Salon
Phone, Suggest a phone number ... Big Boody Judy's Salon. Local 
Unofficial Page. Located in Intercourse, Pennsylvania. Big Boody Judy's
Salon. Posts about Big Boody Judy's Salon.

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Sounds like a brothel.

I wonder if they use that old Pennsylvania slogan "The road to Paradise runs through Intercourse"?
(Intercourse and Paradise are nearby towns in the Dutch country of Pennsylvania).

Off-topic:  I wonder if the spelling "creepie-crawlie" was influenced by the (probably forgotten by now) term for a mobile TV camera: "creepie-peepie" (itself apparently modeled after "walkie-talkie")

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