Central element to a joke
that was blown way out of proportion, supposedly by members of
faction at JHU
The joke goes:
Person 1: Is that a dickfer on your shoulder?
Person 2: What's a dickfer?
Person 1 would then make some witty remark
about the proper functioning of a penis
usually along the lines of, "If your parents
haven't told you, I'm not going to
your mind," or an offer to demonstrate said function
ing on Person 2
(e.g. "Bend over and I'll show you!").
Despite being a silly, juvenile attempt to embarrass someone, the joke spread
rampantly and soon the term "dickfer" was used as a generic pejorative term all around the campus, usually out of
Person A: That dickfer in the Mercedes just cut me off!
Person Y: I can't believe my teacher assigned homework this weekend. What a dickfer!
Jurph: That dickfer thinks he can percuss better than me. That's like Luke trying to one-up Yoda! Why, I've got his dunt dunt chih! doodoo dunt dunt chih!... right here!
The joke is probably related to the slightly better known:
Person 1: Is that a henweigh on your shoulder?
Person 2: What's a henweigh?
Person 1: Oh, about six pounds.
Care should be taken not to inadvertently cross the punch line
s of these two jokes.