"Making love"

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Apr 10 21:07:45 UTC 2002

On Wed, 10 Apr 2002, Laurence Horn wrote:

#One of my favorite cites in the current OED entry for "make love" is
#the last one:
#1971 Daily Tel. 15 Jan. 17/1 Couples who make love frequently are more likely
#to have sons than those who do so less often.
#--to which my first response is "Yes, and they're also more likely to
#have daughters".

Without checking the context, how can you be sure that they don't mean
exactly what they seem to be saying? That is, that the male/female ratio
in the children of couples who couple often ;-)\ is higher than with
couples who copulate infrequently?

-- Mark A. Mandel

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