Posted by ESC on February 22, 2000
In Reply to: Funny Phrases for Proofs of Manhood?? posted by Patty on February 21, 2000
: Does anyone have any humorous (or just good) phrases for those forays that young men take to prove their worth? (Not looking for erotically oriented phrases, you salacious-minded readers!)
: I'm interested in phrases, slang terms, or coulourful descriptions about men proving or establishing themselves. Early battles and quests. Marking out turf. Etcetera...
It seems to me that "growing antlers" is a term for a boy growing into manhood. Then, from the "This Dog'll Hunt: An Entertaining Texas Dictionary" by Wallace O. Chariton: "beginning to feather out."
"When I was your age, young and full of ginger, I wanted to take a bite out of every pretty girl I saw." quoted in "The Wolfpen Notebooks" by James Still (The University Of Kentucky Press, Lexington, Ky., 1991).