ADS-L Digest - 8 Jan 2007 to 9 Jan 2007 (#2007-10)

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Thu Jan 11 00:42:27 UTC 2007

That use, but not the term, is new to me.

Being an SF fan like Mark Mandel and Bill Mullins, "fur bikini" is
for me a more literal term -- you see them in bad caveman movies and
bad ST episodes.

Similarly literal are the "chain-mail bikinis" of fantasy (Vallejo) covers.

---Amy West

>Date:    Tue, 9 Jan 2007 09:29:20 -0500
>From:    Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU>
>Subject: "fur bikini"
>Insomniac TV was showing Hugh Hefner's 80th (!) birthday. His
>current girlfriend--buxom (of course), blonde (naturally?), and
>mid-twentyish--had organized a party for Hef. She had invited
>several elderly Playmates from the 1970s, who (she explained
>matter-of-factly) had posed in the magazine in the old-fashioned
>style--in "fur bikinis." That is, they did not shave (or otherwise
>depilate) their pubic area.
>The term was new to me! However, it does appear in Urban
>Dictionary--along with an astonishing number of other "fur" phrases.
>Of Google's 15,700 hits for "fur bikini," the majority seem to
>entail literal uses of the term.

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