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A citation is needed to Colless's work for verification. Michael Sheflin (talk) 21:12, 26 September 2009 (UTC)
Someone told me it was because of the shape of the letter that it acquired this slang meaning. Presumably the handwritten form was meant. But perhaps it just could simply be another example of a word meaning "weapon" turning into a slang term for penis. —Soap— 12:31, 27 July 2015 (UTC)