Coon Ages

Posted by ESC on December 19, 1999

In Reply to: Coon Ages posted by Janella L. on December 19, 1999

: Does anyone know what coon ages means? It is usually used when referring to a long amount of time.

"I haven't seen you in a coon's age." Well, it refers to a raccoon's age. Although I don't know if a 'coon is particularly long lived. Other phrases: "haven't seen you in donkey's years"; "haven't seen you since Hector was a pup."