colder than a witch's kiss

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 15 07:37:31 UTC 2013

Euphemism vs. pejoration. Alright, let's play devil's advocate with the
witch's tits. Which came first, the tits or the kiss? In witch hunts, were
witches ever specifically identified by a coldness of bosom or by frigid
The opposite argument would have a witch giving cold kisses (lack of
interest in male suitors? lesbian?). Then the vulgar-tongued would change
the expression to teats (bestial connotation) and tits (prurient).

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