"mink" (n.) = 'a black, a Negro'?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sun May 10 15:14:06 UTC 2009

At 7:40 AM -0700 5/10/09, Arnold Zwicky wrote:
>On May 9, 2009, at 8:46 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:
>>In addition to dark-brown complexion, also "fuck like a mink", WRT the
>>stereotype of black (hyper)sexuality?
>in my experience, "fuck like a mink" is used of women and of couples,
>regardless of race.
I've usually heard it used for women.  (One g-hit for "he fucks like
a mink", another for "I just called to say your brother fucks like a
mink", but the disproportion is clear.)

Curiously, though, it's on its way to being outpolled by what I take
to be an eggcorn, although (as often) a plausible one:

"fucks like a mink": 2500
"fucks like a minx":   729

"fuck like a mink": 105
"fuck like a minx": 236


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