dirty words in dict ionaries revisted

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Fri Dec 17 05:02:23 UTC 2004

On Thu, Dec 16, 2004 at 04:53:20PM -0800, Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Oddly,. Partridge missed this one in his frequently overdone "Shakespeare's Bawdy."

"By my life, this is my lady's hand these be her
very C's, her U's and her T's and thus makes she her
great P's."

Theoretically, "and" = "N". Sheidlower retails this story in
some book or other, too. And yes, this would be a huge antedating
of _pee_ 'urine; act of urinating', if real.


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