bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Tue Dec 7 16:12:42 UTC 1999
From: Aaron E. Drews <aaron at LING.ED.AC.UK>
To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
Date: Tuesday, December 07, 1999 7:44 AM
Subject: Re: Brit euphemism...
>On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, Bethany K. Dumas wrote:
>}On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, Bruce Dykes wrote:
>}>I heard one new to me from our London office:
>}>"He's gone to spend a penny."
>}It's not new, it's very old. Under the old currency, it took a large
>My mother was tickled when she heard my father-in-law use the phrase. I
>wounder if the phrase is used by younger speakers. How old was the London
The speaker was 28 years old...
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