David Thompson


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November 26, 2021



I guess I'm getting old.

As am I.


Back in the day--High School in the 70s--that meant "bullshit." .

Much of this stuff is significantly local as well. My high school, and those we were friendly with, had specific words that when I got to college I discovered were not universal. Or there were similar but different. In my school, if someone was a social dweeb, we called him an "Eddie". Up coast a ways, their word for that was a "Wally". Someone who was showing off what they knew or was being a wiseass was "Owling off". "Don't owl man" was understood. Also...there was this guy who was well known on the beach side for the expression "Oosh". Which had a certain...mmm...positive feeling feeling about it. Which plays into what I should have mentioned about the 'Upchurch' name in my post above. 'Up'-something, in certain context, meant 'Fuck'- something. Thus the name 'Upchurch' was kinda slangish for 'Fuckchurch'.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

La etat science c'est moi.

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