The next morning

This is something I was unaware of. There are some things it’s good to be unaware of. I became aware of this example because of a random headline that made me curious. The thing I was unaware of is “coyote ugly.” Urban dictionary explains:

A situation encountered after a night of consuming alcohol whereby a person, usually male, wakes the next morning in a strange bed with a sexual partner from the previous evening who is completely physically undesirable (see ugly, nasty, two bagger) and sleeping on the man’s arm. The hapless male would rather gnaw off his own arm than wake the woman and have to face the ills of his intoxicated choices the previous evening. Originating from a phenomena whereby a coyote captured in a jaw trap will chew off its own leg to escape certain death.

Now I know.


  1. justsomeguy says

    I’m sure the irony will be lost on the type of people who would use that phrase with any seriousness, but there’s a valuable and pretty obvious lesson in there about how a person under the influence of alcohol will not be in complete control of their faculties, to the point where they are unable to make informed choices, and that taking advantage of a person in such a state for your own sexual gratification is a scummy thing to do.

  2. Blanche Quizno says

    There’s a movie by the same name – I only saw the trailer, and it featured beautiful young women in skimpy short-shorts dancing wildly in a bar. It featured Eliza Dushku, who I recognized from her spot on Buffy the Vampire Slayer:

    Huh. I thought it had Eliza Dushku in it O_O

    That joke, BTW, is REALLY old – I heard it for the first time in the late 1970s or early 1980s.

  3. musubk says

    There’s also a national bar franchise by the same name, where women (of course) bartenders dance on the bars.

  4. MyaR says

    The current life of the meme started with a bar in the East Village (which I have been to, for a FOAF’s birthday party — lots of PBR in cans, cowboy hats, bling, and dancing on the bar), which inspired the movie, which led to the bar becoming a chain. Wow, I haven’t thought about that in years.

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