top-40 in 1957
Sun Jun 1 20:53:08 EDT 2014
On Jun 1, 2014 1:04 AM, A Joseph Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> That word has become so common in conversation that I think it has
>> become completely separated from its original meaning.
When I first heard it in the '70s, the meaning was not obscene but
merely insulting: something or someone was said to "suck eggs like a
The reference even goes back to Shakespeare, according to the "
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable" (1898):
>> Weasels suck eggs./ Hence Shakespeare--- / 1/
>> "The weazel Scot
>> Comes sneaking, and so sucks the princoly egg."
>> /Henry V.,/ i. 2.
>> "I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weazel sucks
>> eggs."---/As You Like It,/ ii. 5.
>> / 2/
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