Posted by ESC on October 20, 2002
In Reply to: Slicker than Owl Hockey posted by Donald Lowery on October 20, 2002
: Where did this come from?
I believe I'm on safe ground to say the phrase "slicker than owl hockey" is actually a cleaned up version of "slicker than owl sh*t." "Hockey" is a euphemism for excrement says the "Wordsworth Book of Euphemism" by Judith S. Neaman and Carole G. Silver (Wordsworth Editions, Hertfordshire, 1995). As in "bull hockey." It's believed that "hockey" used in this way dates back to the 1960s. "William Styron referred to 'great blooping hunks of dog hocky.'.Hocky is also used to refer to semen."