The "two Beastly Monosyllables"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Thu Mar 14 00:45:39 UTC 2013

In a quack's touting of his cures (1707), he tells of a young woman
who would "talk Bawdy " before everyone, "nay, name the two Beastly
Monosyllables before the Doctor and Lecturer of the Parish."

What might the to Beastly Monosyllables" have been in 1707?


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