Chris Muir's Day By Day

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It Sounds Obscene, But It Ain't

Cockle Pickers.

A cockle is a mollusk similar to a scallop. Here's a pic, I'm sure you've all seen the shells on the beach:



I think what makes it sound obscene is that it sounds very much like Al Swearengen's favorite word:



And it also sounds like cotton-pickin', which used to be a mild profanity common here in the South. Funny, I haven't heard anyone use it in a long time, now.

1 comment:

BobG said...

"Cotton pickin'" is still used quite a bit here in Utah, especially among the older LDS men.