The 7 Most Famous Uses of 'Schlong' Before Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s use of the term “schlonged” may have been the most recent example of a Yiddish curse hitting the mainstream. But it’s hardly the first. In fact, the term schlong has been swinging around pop culture for quite a while. Here are seven of the most noteworthy uses of the (rather unpleasant) term:

1969 Philip Roth, “Portnoy’s Complaint”

“His schlong brings to mind the fire hoses coiled along the corridors at school.”

1982: Peter O’Toole playing the role of Alan Swann in “My Favorite Year”

“My dear fellow, what I choose to do with my schlong is my business.”

1990: James Ellroy, “L.A. Confidential”

“My God to be so nimble and so hung, like Heifetz on the fiddle with his schlong that dog is.”



1995: “Beavis and Butthead”

Butthead: “Beavis, you’re gonna keep talking about loogies and I’m gonna be too busy swinging around my gigantic schlong.

1998: Linda Tripp to Monica Lewinsky (transcript):

“The worst thing here to me, I have to say to you, I know — because I know the whole history — I know how devastating terrible, and I would be the cause of being devastatingly terrible for him to know that you told. That’s my biggest problem with this whole thing, and that’s why I want out of it. Not because I admire him because right now I think he is a schlong, not because I’m an enemy of the administration because I don’t think i am, it’s because I can’t bear the pain and anguish and, frankly, I don’t know what you would do. And I have that on my conscience, too, forever.”

2006 Phyllis Diller, from her memoir “Like a Lampshade in a Whorehouse.”

“In an instant, some decrepit guy parked himself a couple of seats away (and) pulled out his shlong.”

2011 New York Post headline about Anthony Weiner:

“WEINER’S SWAN SCHLONG; HEAT’S ON TO QUIT AS PENIS PIC HITS THE ‘NET


2013 New York Daily News Headline (also about Anthony Weiner):

“G’BYE, SO SCHLONG: Voters give Weiner stiff rebuke”

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Adam Langer

Adam Langer is the Forward’s culture editor. Born and raised in Chicago, he now lives in New York. He has written plays, films, criticism and a memoir, but most of the time, he writes novels.
He is the author of the novels “Crossing California,” “The Washington Story,” “Ellington Boulevard,” “The Thieves of Manhattan” and “The Salinger Contract” as well as the memoir “My Father’s Bonus March.”

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