Mark A. Mandel
Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM
Wed Jun 20 18:00:17 UTC 2001
Two more contributions from the lois-bujold list, whose logophilous
membership this question comes from. The first one overlaps with Barry's
Mark A. Mandel : Dragon Systems, a Lernout & Hauspie company
Mark_Mandel at dragonsys.com : Senior Linguist
320 Nevada St., Newton, MA 02460, USA : http://www.dragonsys.com
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 20:30:45 +0100 (BST)
From: Susan Fox-Davis <DELETED>
I ran 'confirmed bachelor' through Google, and the first reference to
come up was a web page on Paul Lynde. Make of that what you will.
"The Webtender" defines "Confirmed Bachelor" thusly at
1 1/2 oz Gin
1 tsp Grenadine
1/2 tsp Rose's Lime Juice
1 Egg white
In a shaker half-filled with crushed ice, combine all of the
ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.
Susan Fox-Davis/Ma Foxti
Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2001 20:33:33 +0100 (BST)
From: Alan S. <DELETED>
[This cite is also in the material from Charlie Finlay
that I've already forwarded, but Alan S. adds his own
recollections. -- MAM]
A Gay Slang dictionary < http://www.hurricane.net/~wizard/19b.html >
says: "In Obituraries in The Times of London, they used the expressions
'he never married' for heterosexual bachelors, and 'confirmed bachelor'
as a code for being gay."
This is consistent with my memory of [anecdotal] references to 'confimed
bachelor' as being a [British only?] NEWSPRINT euphemism [or maybe more
of a "just for those in the know" code...?]
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