[Ads-l] Oven = womb

Benjamin Barrett gogaku at IX.NETCOM.COM
Fri May 22 04:53:18 UTC 2015

The Oxford Dictionary site (http://bit.ly/1LrrB3H) has "have a bun in 
the oven" to mean "be pregnant."

The Huffington Post (http://huff.to/1KnqtjP) has an article ("Our 
Amazing Journey To Fatherhood. Or, How Can Two Men Procreate?") by Eli 
Bendet-Taicher today describing a womb as an oven (sans bun) in a 
discussion on mother surrogacy:

The gestational carrier role has no biological relation -- so basically 
she doesn't "give away" her child, but she is willing to be "the oven" 
and deliver the best gift a person could ever give to another person -- 
to become a parent when real life circumstances don't allow it.

I suspect this is not nonce usage.

Benjamin Barrett
Formerly of Seattle, WA

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