Friday, April 17, 2009

Word of the Day: Teabagging

Why are all the liberal pundits laughing at the conservative anti-tax activists who call themselves "teabaggers"? After all, isn't the Boston Tea Party reference pretty clear?

Filmmaker John Waters, director of movies like "Mondo Trasho" and "Pink Flamingos" explained it on the website Boing Boing:
"'Teabagging' is by my definition the act of dragging your testicles across your partner's forehead. In the UK it is dipping your testicles in your partner's mouth. I didn't invent the term or the act but DID introduce it to film in my movie 'Pecker.' 'Teabagging' was a popular dance step that male go-go boys did to their customers for tips at The Atlantis, a now defunct bar in Baltimore."
Ah, that makes sense. What makes it so funny, says Gawker, is that conservatives adopted the phrase themselves.

But by yesterday, the Right had finally caught up. "Teabagging, for those who don't live in a frat house," reads an article on Foxnews.com, "refers to a sexual act involving part of the male genitalia and a second person's face or mouth."

Below, Rachel Maddow covers the teabagging on MSNBC. The most amusing video coverage, however, is Gawker's compilation video.

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Blogger MK-47 said...

the irony of all this foofaraw is that tea bags weren't even invented until 1908..well over a century AFTER the Boston Tea Party.

comparing the "teabagging" to the Boston Tea Party highlights the historical ignorance and congenital imprecision of soapbox conservatives.

(did i say "congenital"? isn't that spanish for "with genital"?)

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