[Ads-l] _sandwich =?utf-8?Q?=C3=A0_?=la Colette_ a method of sexual intercourse

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 25 17:53:15 UTC 2019

Sounds like these are likely broader references to threesomes/thruples/ménages à trois, whether MFF as below or presumably MMF, rather than specifically denoting MFM sandwiches with bread and filling as itemized upthread.



> On Feb 25, 2019, at 12:25 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> There appears to be a reference to "A la Colette" in a book by Boris 
> Vian entitled, "Jazz in Paris, Chroinques de Jazz pour la station de 
> radio WNEW, New York (1948-1949).  I found it on archive.org via 
> openlibrary.org.
> Much of the book is in English with the French translation on the 
> opposing page, but the introduction and description of what the book is 
> are all in French.  I'm not a French speaker, so I don't know for sure, 
> but most of the book appears to be transcriptions of things said on an 
> English language jazz station in the late-1940s in France, correct me if 
> I'm wrong.
> On page 120:
> "There's one more biscuit to eat, and the title is a very suggestive 
> one: the name is this of a nice young girl who loves American musicians 
> . . . Did I tell you three of them were playing in . . . 'A la Colette.' 
>  So, with 'A la Colette,' which means, 'in the Colette's manner,' we end 
> today's program, dedicated to the Be-Bop minstrels."
> "A la Colette" appears to be the title of a song or piece, but it is a 
> "suggestive" title, and there is a reference to it being played by three 
> people, so apparently a reference to the "a la Collete" that is the 
> subject of this thread.
> Might the Colette referred to be the French writer, Colette, who wrote 
> bawdy, thinly disguised autobiographical novels.  She is best known for 
> writing Gigi.  Colette wrote a series of books about a woman named 
> Claudine, widely believed to be based on her own life.  In the book, she 
> engages in at least a love triangle with a woman and her husband - she 
> is later shocked to find out that her husband and the female lover her 
> husband encouraged her to pursue are cheating on her with one another.  
> Perhaps there were other events in other books that made "a la colette" 
> more literally match the later use of the expression, or perhaps the 
> later meaning expanded on the source material.
> There are quite a few French language books show up in my search on 
> HathiTrust that include both the phrase "a la colette" and "menage a 
> trois," but they don't come up in full view and I wouldn't be able to 
> read them easily in any case.
> A French speaker with better access might be in a better position to 
> figure it out.
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> From: "Wilson Gray" <hwgray at gmail.com>
> To: ADS-L at listserv.uga.edu
> Sent: 2/24/2019 11:51:08 PM
> Subject: Re: _sandwich à la Colette_ a method of sexual intercourse
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>> Subject:      Re: _sandwich =?UTF-8?Q?=C3=A0_?=la Colette_ a method of sexual
>>              intercourse
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>>> without Colette
>> Close, but no cigar: "sandwich" can't be mapped one-to-one and onto to
>> "sandwich =C3=A0 la Colette." Indeed, simple "sandwich" is hardly worthy of
>> notice, IMO. It's just, well, ordinary and obvious, wouldn't you agree?
>> On Sun, Feb 24, 2019 at 3:45 PM Arnold M. Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>> On Feb 24, 2019, at 1:44 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
>>> https://www.scribd.com/doc/22472003/Sex-Rebel-Black-Memoirs-of-a-Gash-Gou=
>> rmet-Frank-Marshall-Davis
>>>> Sex-Rebel: Black (memoirs of a gash gourmet), Pages 100-101
>>>> Bob Greene [pseud. of Frank Marshall Davis]
>>>> 1968. Greenleaf Classics, Inc., San Diego, CA:
>>>> ... then she turned to me, belly against belly, impaled on my rod. Erni=
>> e
>>>> entered her from behind, both of us filling her ass and cunt with
>>> rampaging
>>>> rods as she became a _sandwich =C3=A0 la Colette_.
>>>> Not in Green's.
>>> actually, it is, just without Colette (GDoS is often hard to neotiate):
>>> make a sanwich (v.) to makea sexual position in which two men are having
>>> simultaneous vaginal and anal intercourse with a woman. 1980 E. Folb
>>> Runnin' Down Some Lines 158..._ making  a sandwich_ or _running/pulling a
>>> double train_
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