a.abraham at mail.utexas.edu
Thu, 5 Dec 2002 01:22:26 -0600
On Wednesday, December 4, 2002, at 10:19 PM, Laura Gallagher wrote:
> I suspect that was the version mentioned in polite company, such as
> Cordelia might have been expected to be in. I suspect there was a
> cruder version as well.
<warning: College Football ahead>
Like the recent description of the Big XII North I love? Teams are:
Personally, just looking at this subject I expect something like:
"My name is Miles the cunning,
son of Aral, who's home is on Barrayar."
Or "Miles, he of many turnings"
I think Homer has spoiled me. And that Intensive Greek Program is
looking more tempting and terrifying as I wander towards making a
decision concerning it.
 Nebraska, formerly the #1 team in the country, has been repeatedly
trounced by Colorado in the past two years.
 This expression comes, as far as I know, from the reputation of the
US prison system as a place where male r*pe is common, and weaker
prisoners find themselves a stronger inmate's personal b*tch or
"girlfriend". Now generally means that one party is dominated in some
way by the other (as in this example, football)
 Odyssey, Book 9, 504-505 trans. Lombardo