04 9 / 2012
Euphemisms for Sex From the Early 1800s
While shoe-horning these into conversation today might prove difficult, these synonyms for sex were used often enough in 19th-century England to earn a place in the 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, a book for upper-crust Britons who had no idea what the proles were talking about.
Face-making, blanket hornpipe and more: 17 Euphemisms for Sex From the 1800s
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