Re: [ADS-L] 'man-' blends (was: "bromance")

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Thu Mar 27 15:41:39 UTC 2008

Chaucer's Wife of Bath refers to her "nether purse" meaning her private

In a message dated 3/27/08 11:26:16 AM, preston at MSU.EDU writes:

> "Purse" was certainly not always exclusively BrtEng in the sense
> "wallet." My WKY grandparents, born late 19th C, always called a
> wallet a purse (to the amusement of us kids, who were equally amused
> to hear our toys called "pretties").
> dInIs

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