I have heard this expression used, usually in a scenario involving sexual gratification or stimulation, however don"t know wbelow the phrase originated. I tried to search it on WW however could acquire no satisfactivity.
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trolleyPosts: 2730Joined: Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:15 pmCountry: CanadaFirst Name: johnLast Name: larkinLocation: Victoria, B.C.
The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unstandard English has actually a citation from 1969, however Bob Dylan composed a song entitled Get Your Rocks Off previously that was covered by Manfred Mann in the "70s..
marie26Posts: 147Joined: Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:25 pmCountry: FranceFirst Name: MarieLast Name: Antionette
So Bob Dylan is the earliest example of this expression? I wonder what he was thinking? I can not visualize the unloading of rocks in a sex-related analogy. Firing of rockets, shooting of a geiser, however unloading rocks????
Erik_KowalPosts: 8930Joined: Thu Dec 09, 2004 9:28 pmCountry: United KingdomFirst Name: ErikLast Name: KowalLocation: UK; lived many years in USA
One of the many kind of slang terms for the testicles is "stones"; my guess, for which I have no certain proof, is that the "rocks" in "obtain one"s rocks off" alludes to this. If I am on the ideal track, one possible literal interpretation of "obtain one"s rocks off" is "empty one"s testicles
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Ken GreenwaldPosts: 3811Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2004 8:25 amCountry: USAFirst Name: KenLast Name: GreenwaldLocation: Ft.Collins, Colorado, USA
Erik has the explanation for GET YOUR ROCK S OFF pretty a lot ideal. And I’ll carry out confirmation from a couple of resources (and also the OED"s from-on-high pontifications) and additionally some further interpretations that Cassell’s consists of.Dylan, however, was not the initially to use the expression, although he helped popularize it. BREWER’S DICTIONARY OF MODERN PHRASE & FABLEGET ONE’S ROCKS OFF: To endure an orgasm, ‘rocks’ here being the testicles, as a pun on medieval ‘stones’ in this sense. The vulgar expression, which originated in UNITED STATE slang, has got a more comprehensive and also more primarily acceptable interpretation ‘to reap oneself,’ ‘to attain satisfaction <
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): To achieve sex-related satisfaction; (in weakened sense) to acquire enjoyment.
(quotes from the Oxford English Dictionary and also archived sources)________________Ken – October, 18, 2010
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