Yep. Language is a living thing. When I was a lad in Brooklyn, N.Y. the jabonies was the most painful place in which one could be kicked. ...ah, me. I also recall ROTFL when the Reverend J.P. Frankhuisen inadvertantly used half a word while attempting to change a bicycle tire. "My", he said, "That's a tough sucker."
Martin Needleman Annapolis, MD
Brian Baylis wrote:
> >From Baylises Thesaurus of Southern California Slang:
> Jaboni(sing.), Jabonies(Pl.) Origin, probably New York City.
> Depending on context, it can mean any one, a portion of, or all of the
> following common terms:
> Jerk, Butthead, Dork, A-hole, Asswipe, Dikweed, Dumb ass, Idiot,
> Outcast, Inexperienced bike rider who doesn't know how to handle a bike,
> etc., etc. In So. Cal it is a term of endearment used affectionately
> towards the recipient. One may be a Jaboni, but at least they're riding
> a bike. Sometimes that's not good.
> Brian Baylis
> La Mesa, CA
> > After reading the thread over the last few days, my curiosity and knowledge
> > level both peaked at the same time leaving me with one nagging question for
> > Brian. Just what the heck is a Jabonies?
> > J.D. Edwards
> > Sorting old and new bike parts for a move to Albuquerque
> > Somwhere in the middle of the Mojave Desert with the wind still blowing at
> > 25 gust to 30
> > --- J. Edwards
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