"Hiking the Appalachian Trail"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu Dec 3 20:05:08 UTC 2009

After Governor Sanford's spokesman said he was "hiking the Appalachian Trail," I thought that that expression might catch on as a euphemism for sex or specifically extramarital sex.  Is there evidence that it has caught on in that way?

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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