where does the "pi" in big muff pi come from?

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  1. redbeardrob

    redbeardrob Member

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    title says it all. why "pi"? is it a circuit thing? or just a name?
     
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    Not sure if there's a PC explanation...

    You'll have to think about the fact that it was the '70s when it came out.
     
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    Pi = 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

    -or-

    Pi = Hair...
     
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    If you have to ask, it's better to not know.
     
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    Here's a song about calculating pi:

     
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    vagina. fuzz.

    Sometimes people use the word pie. If Big Muff wasn't obvious enough, they MM and EH threw the pi in there too.

    now.... ..whats a merkin? ;)
     
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    so...surely it's not the 3.14 thing...

    if it's somehting else, that's not PC or would "break the rules" around here, PM me. i wasn't around in the 70's. not really sure what it could mean. but i really am interested in knowing.
     
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    It's slang for a different kind of Pi.
     
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    You might say it has something to do with being a cunning linguist
     
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    Merkin is a toupe for one's nether regions. Something to do with obsolete STD treatments creatin the pre-70-embarrassment of going bald like a baby down below. However, when this fuzz (should of thought) came out, I believes it was a take on GWD's Texas pronunciation of American. Silly me, but I thought it copped the sounds heard on Guess Who's merkin woman.
     
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    See bold text below

     
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    this.
     
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    Cunning Stunts?
     
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    Before women were trimming, shaving and waxing down there, it was a forest of pubic hair.
    The MUFF. Look up the famous 80s nude shoot of Demi Moore and you'll see.
    Aerosmith's biggest hit was about cunnilingus.
    "You ain't seen nothin' till you're down on the muffin."
    Pie ... Pi ... Warrant's hit "Cherry Pie."
    Seriously, do we have to explain this?
     
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    Party pooper. We were having fun giving roundabout anwers but now you've given it away.

    And I doubt the EH guys chose "pi" in order to avoid being arrested. More likely because a more explicit name would have been unnecessary and humorless. One of our culture's great lost arts is talking about sex without talking about sex. It's a grownup game that few know how to play anymore.
     
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    Well I did say they named it that way as double entendre thus showing their sense of humor.

    As for doubting they named it Muff Pi versus "Muff Pie" as a way to avoid being arrested... Maybe so but maybe not.
    (Btw it was name Big Muff π - they didn't even spell out "Pi" )
    There were some crazy obscenity laws on the books back then.
    You could get arrested for saying things no one thinks is obscene or even close to obscene these days.

    Don't believe it? Then read up on Lenny Bruce and the things/ words/ phrases he'd say in his comedy routines that got him arrested.
    And he got busted in private clubs! He was not saying those supposedly obscene words or phrases out on the street/ in public.
    He was arrested for saying things that don't even come close to getting edited out or 'bleeped out' on TV these days.

    What do you think could have happened to a store front showing a product called a "Muff Pie" back then?
    (Never mind what could have happened the mfg of said product!)
    IMHO even saying a slang sexual term like "Muff Pie" out loud in public could have got you arrested back then.

    Back to the subject at hand.

    Btw, for all we know the OP was "working us all" just to see the responses.
    Are we that far removed from the sexual slang of the 60's/ 70's these days that he really had no idea what Muff Pie means?!
     
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    Yeah...there's a whole list of pedals where one would have to be careful explaining "I use a _____ into a _____". If someone walked up at the wrong moment...you'd get awkward stares.
     
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