A case of mistaken definitions?
April 17, 2009 12:27 PM Subscribe
What the f*ck is a hobknocker? Sounds dirty but was apparently used on a kids show...
posted by radioamy to society & culture (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My boss's 7-year-old watches a Nickelodeon show called iCarly. They saw an episode
last night (originally aired February 7th) where someone uses the word "hobknocker." Another character asks what that is, to which someone whispers the definition in his ear. The character says "ew that's gross! And illegal!"
Today my boss tells me this story and we start looking up definitions online. We mostly found gross sexual references. I'm guessing that's not
the definition of hobknocker used on a kids show.
So, hive mind, any ideas? Is this a commonly used word? Is there a commonly used "clean" definition that can still be "gross" and illegal?