"Nautch house"/"notch house"
Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Sat Feb 7 13:52:24 UTC 2004
>Natch, this still doesn't rule out American notch-->nautch, or
>conflation of the two. I'll make a note to look into this and to pass
>it on to Jon Lighter.
Conflation and coincidence are possibilities, but they seem a priori
unlikely here for three reasons: (1) Occam's razor; (2) "notch" = "vagina"
being _unattested_ in the US (per HDAS); (3) rarity or absence [AFAIK] of
analogous parallel derivations such as *"pussy girl", *"cunny house".
-- Doug Wilson
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