yet another newphemism?

Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Fri May 4 02:48:41 UTC 2007

What a concept!!!
(the other) doug

-----Original Message-----
From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU] On Behalf Of
Laurence Horn
Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2007 10:32 PM
Subject: yet another newphemism?

This comes from Karen E. Olson's 2005 crime
novel, _Sacred Cows_, p. 206.  The narrator is a
crime beat reporter based in New Haven, trying to
solve the murder of two Yalies.

Vinny had a five o'clock shadow that made him
mildly attractive in that Don Johnson/Miami Vice
sort of way. If I hadn't known about the fiancée,
I might have taken advantage of the darkness
since it had been a while since I'd had my eggs

I tried searching "(have/had) my eggs poached"
with various combinations, but google just
returned actual (poultry) eggs that were actually
poached.  Is this novel, or just rare?


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