[Ads-l] Dialogue: _dine in the Y_ "perform cunnilingus"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 24 11:00:29 EST 2016


HDAS files: "eat at the Y" (1960s).

JL

On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 9:17 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> > On Nov 24, 2016, at 1:09 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> >
> > On tonight's Robot Chicken, she says that they had sex; he says that they
> > didn't:
> >
> > A."I slept on the couch, last night!"
> > B."If, by 'sleep on the couch,' you mean, '_dine in the Y_,' then, yes!"
> >
> > In early '50's StL, the phrase was _eat in the Y_.
> >
> > By what I've always assumed to be coincidence, but...
> >
> > Youneverknow...
> >
> > the local YWCA for colored had a dining room that was open to the general
> > public, regardless of sex. Therefore, you could literally "eat in the
> > woman's Y."
> >
> > The UD has _to dine in the Y_ as a definition of Sexual Intercourse, but
> > neither _eat..._ nor _dine..._ as a separate entry. As far as I can tell,
> > not in HDAS or Green's, but...
> >
> I've usually encountered this euphemism (hmmm, not quite the right term)
> in the form of  "dining at the Y" rather than "in".  Here's UD:
>
> http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Dining%20at%20the%20Y
>
> LH
>
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