Early Example of "Make Love" Meaning "Have Sex"

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 20 18:44:45 UTC 2014

At 8/20/2014 07:24 AM, Shapiro, Fred wrote:
>Another probable early example of "make love" meaning "have sex" is 
>from _Lady Chatterley's Lover_:
>     'It seems to me you might leave the labels off sex. We're free 
> to talk to anybody; so why shouldn't we be free to make love to any 
> woman who inclines us that way?'
>     'There speaks the lascivious Celt,' said Clifford.

Male chauvinism in intercourse of two kinds?  "talk to", not "talk 
with", as well as "make love".


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