"The Gay World"

Mark A. Mandel Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Mon Apr 16 16:47:54 UTC 2001

Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> writes:

>    In any event:
>    Dropping hairpins--letting tender nuances into conversation to
>see if someone is simpatico.
>    "He won't come to tea again"--self-explanatory.

I wonder if this wouldn't have been a reference to the T of T-rooms,
or at least a pun on that, rather than just a reference to the
literal taking of tea.  Maybe that's an anachronistic take on it, and
I don't have my Bruce Rodgers on me, but I suspect "T-room" was
already extant in '67, at least in New York.

I suspect I know what "T-room" means, but I'd rather not leave it at that. Definition, please?

-- Mark

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