Like a mackerel

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Mar 5 17:24:42 UTC 2007

It would be useful to know whether it's desirable or opprobrious for a woman to be a "mackerel"!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 08:51:56 -0800
>From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM>
>Subject: Re: Like a mackerel

>"A cold fish," sounds like.
>  JL
>neil <neil at TYPOG.CO.UK> wrote:
>Again, from Loren D, Estleman, ŒStress¹, 1996 [Robert Hale, London, 1997, 54]:
>"I dated an erotic dancer from the Pussycat that could fold both feet behind her neck."
>"She any good?" Kubiceck asked.
>"Like a fucking mackerel."
>Can someone elucidate that last comment for me?
>--Neil Crawford

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