Being on the receiving end of any act causing such great displeasure that the recipient cannot even bear to describe the act. First heardin reference to the formation of the Republican Party in Jackson, Michigan in the 1850s, the phrase referred to a sexual practice--apparently improvised during festivities related to the GOP's founding--so foul and vulgar that its participants swore never to reveal its nature. Believed by some scholars to involve the genital crank.
According to numerous academic sources, the first draft of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address included a reference to the Confederate Army having "really gotten hometowned in Jackson out there."
by Lonnie J. August 29, 2006