"ample bits" and "pleather"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Jan 29 18:15:28 UTC 2013

Wilson inquires what "pleather" is.  Surely in this context it must
be "pleasure leather", that which a dominatrix wears.


I had written:
>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).

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