new euphemism ?

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Tue Mar 20 23:55:42 UTC 2007

>When the wacky Duc d'Anjou meets Elizabeth I in the 1998 film _Elizabeth_,
>he offers in English subtitles to stroke "[her] thigh or...even [her] quinny."
>   Perhaps a nonce portmanteau, but not in OED. Anywhere else ?

"Quin" (as a variant of "quim", with the expected sense) is in Farmer & Henley.

-- Doug Wilson

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