Confirmed Bachelor

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Fri Jun 22 20:15:54 UTC 2001

Neither have I.  Is this British, but not American, code?

At 12:46 PM 6/22/01 -0700, you wrote:
>Maybe I'm just naive, but I've never associated
>"bachelor" or "confirned bachelor" with homosexual.
>--- Mark_Mandel at DRAGONSYS.COM wrote:
> > What is the history and geography of "bachelor" or
> > "confirmed bachelor" as
> > a euphemism for "male homosexual"?
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Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
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