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GUEST,Joe_F BS: Eggs (69* d) RE: BS: Eggs 27 Feb 06


Mixing them with marrowbone will do you no good at all.



autolycus: Cf. Berryman & Berryman, "We Don't Talk about That":



Aunt Peg thinks that she's a hen, but we don't talk about that

Clucks all day to Uncle Ben, but we don't talk about that

He so loves that laugh of Peg's. Digs her soul and digs her legs.

Says beside he needs the eggs, but we don't talk about that.



alanabit: It is not only in German that eggs are slang for what balls are slang for in English, but also in Russian & Hebrew. Naughty Russian children sing:



Po ulitse khodila

Bol'shaya krokodila.

Ona, ona, golodnaya byla.



Uvidela frantsuza

I skhvatila za puza.

Ona, ona, golodnaya byla.



Uvidela kitaytsa

I skhvatila za [yaytsa].

Ona, ona, golodnaya byla.



Along the street walked a big (whimsically female) crocodile. She, she was a hungry one. She saw a Frenchman & grabbed him by the belly.... She saw a Chinaman and grabbed him by the [eggs, but usually some other word is substituted as a tease].



In Yiddish, IIRC, the Hebrew "beytsim" (eggs) has spawned a derivative, "beytismer", meaning a macho type. It is not a compliment.

--- Joe Fineman    joe_f@verizon.net

||: We have torn ourselves away from nature as a man tears himself away from a crowd. :||


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