"ample bits" and "pleather"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 29 02:02:55 UTC 2013

I like the "ample bits" (close to "naughty bits") and "pleather".


At 1/28/2013 05:42 PM, Ben Zimmer wrote:
>We do love ourselves a bit of Ruth Jones. As the awesome Nessa in
>Gavin & Stacey, her ample bits shoehorned in to all that pleather (and
>getting jiggy with everyone from John Prescott to 'all eight members
>of Goldie Looking Chain'), she created one of the finest comedy
>characters of all time. Thus when we go to find out what's occurring
>(sorry, had to be done) with her today, we are very happy bunnies.
>I spotted this looking for current examples of "getting jiggy,"
>responding to a media query about the 15th anniversary of the Will
>Smith song "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It." Though "(get) jiggy" was in the
>running for Least Likely to Succeed in the 1998 WOTY proceedings, it's
>hung around in the sexual sense -- at least among UK tabloid writers
>(of the type who would muck up a personal dative with a reflexive).
>Ben Zimmer
>The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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