"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?
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