Posted by ESC on February 25, 2000
In Reply to: Funny Phrases posted by ESC on February 22, 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...
: : Patty
: 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).
"The young are permanently in a state resembling intoxication; for youth is sweet and they are growing." Aristotle.
"It's all that the young can do for the old, to shock them and keep them up to date." George Bernard Shaw.
"What the (small boy) needs to know is that there are men in this world who are like him, black men, African-American men, who read and write and find the whole process of academics something valuable..." Spencer Holland.