What does "in a coons age" mean?

Question:The debate is either it refers to a racoon or a racial slur. Can anyone shed light on this phrase?

Answers:
In my neck of the woods this expression is used frequently .I had always assumed it meant the life span of a raccoon. I never thought about it ever being a racial slur.At any rate I don't know how long a coon lives but when used as an expression it's a very long time.
  • "everytime a language dies,the world loses a piece of it's ability to survive?
  • What does it mean when they say "let bygones be bygones"?
  • I need cute sayings?
  • Complete law quote," if the house falls and kills the owner the builder will be put to death."?
  • Who is responsible for the quote; "Touch a woman's mind you get her interest?
  • The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convienc, but where he stands a
  • What do you think of this quote from this famous play?
  • I can't remember a quote . It goes something like this : ... ?
  • Surveys about teenagers involving homosexuality?

  • Content post by the user, EduQnA.com not guarantee correctness, if contains the copyright content please contact us, we will immediately remove.

    Copyright 2006-2012 EduQnA.com All Rights Reserved.