when "intercourse" got funny

Bill Le May blemay0 at MCHSI.COM
Thu Sep 28 13:02:14 UTC 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: American Dialect Society
> [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of Benjamin Zimmer

> Or Charles Dickens, as in this now-unfortunate line from
> _David Copperfield_:
> "The heartiness of the ejaculation startled Mr. Dick
> exceedingly; and me, too, if I am to tell the truth."
> http://www.bartleby.com/307/13.html

...or the Three Stooges with this line from "Uncivil War Birds - 1946"

"Brother, you-all ejaculated a mouthful."

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