"Nautch house"/"notch house"

Grant Barrett gbarrett at WORLDNEWYORK.ORG
Sat Feb 7 14:31:14 UTC 2004

On Feb 7, 2004, at 08:52, Douglas G. Wilson wrote:

>> 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".

All good points, and noted.


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