Unless you're an etymologist or perhaps a fellow yokel, you might have a hard time understanding Washington Redskins offensive lineman Casey Rabach. That's because he spouts countrified turns of phrase bound to flummox those not from the backwoods. Even the frontwoods (okay, Rabach is from Wisconsin, so we're talking figurative woods) are a little confused about what he told Dan Steinberg.
"You know, obviously there are idiosyncrasies that kind of [screw] with it, but most of that just comes out with discussions in the o-line and then it's all set," Rabach said of the line's progress. "You know, the running game is a carry-over from last year, so that's cod lock. We've been doing that for three years here."
"What?" I asked, cluelessly. "Cod lock?"
"It's ingrained," he translated. "We've got it. Cod lock. You've never heard that?"
"Like the fish?" I asked Rabach.
"Never mind," he said. "No, not like the fish. 'Hey, Elfman, what does cod lock mean?' " Rabach shouted over to the Washington Times's David Elfin. "If I tell you everything's cod lock, everything's straight, what does that mean?"
Elfin, thankfully, gave him a blank and confused stare.
"Ah, you [bleeping] East Coasters," Rabach said.
"A fishing thing?" Elfin guessed.
"No," Rabach said, sadly. "Anyways, that's carry over, so everything's copasteady on there. You know that one? Copasetic? Meaning everything's right?"
Steinz found a dictionary that defined cod lock as "Wool from the scrotum; usually heavily stained with yolk". Regional dialects and sniglets aren't really my thing, so I can't clarify further. Though copasteady does sound awfully familiar. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's what landed me in this sexual harassment seminar. If that corpse didn't want to get felt up, it should've said something! So many confusing grey areas these days. Speaking of grey areas, that corpse… Uh oh, instructor's coming!
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