Take a flying f---- at a rolling donut

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Take a flying f---- at a rolling donut

Post by Archived Topic » Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:34 pm

this was old when Vonnegut used it in 76, trying to find source
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Take a flying f---- at a rolling donut

Post by Archived Reply » Tue Oct 12, 2004 4:49 pm

Al, Afraid I can’t give you a source, but I can provide a little background info. “Flying fuck’ (all purpose negative epithet) is a very old expression dating back to about 1800. It originally appeared in a ‘broadside ballad’ called ‘New Feats of Horsemanship’ describing a sex act done on horseback [I like it! (<:)]. A broadside ballad is a song (originally in 16th and 17th century England) written on a topical subject, printed on broadsides (a sheet of paper, also called broadsheet, for distribution or posting), and sung in public, as on a street corner, by a professional balladeer.

The derisory, dismissive phrase ‘Go take a flying fuck’ dates from the 1920s. It is also extended by ‘... at a galloping goose! ... at a rubber duck! ... at the moon! ... and at a rolling donut.’ In Kurt Vonnegut’s novel ‘Slapstick,’ a doorman actually uses two of the above extensions when he tells the President of the United States, “Why don’t you take a flying fuck at a rolling donut? Why don’t you take a flying fuck at the moon?”

( Cassell’s Dictionary of Slang, Chapman’s Dictionary of American Slang)
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:03 pm

Thanks, Ken. Now I know why those horse freaks are always
smiling.
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:17 pm

Is there a world record for this in Guiness? I wanna try out for it.
Al, the perpetual recycler from Rhode Island.
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:32 pm

TAFFAARD IS THE ACRONYM.
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Post by Archived Reply » Tue Oct 12, 2004 5:46 pm

Kurt Vonnegut also used the quote, "Go take a flying fuck at a rolling doughnut. Go take a flying fuck at the moon." In Slaughterhouse-5. That was 1968. So 8 years later he used it in Slapstick (Of Another Kind) when he said: "Why don't you take a flying fuck at a rolling doughtnut? Why don't you take a flying fuck at the mooooooooooooon?"
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