[Ads-l] stock expression "bitter old queen"

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at STANFORD.EDU
Tue Feb 25 22:21:58 UTC 2020

on my blog, the posting "Timothy and Agrimony": the two morning names "timothy" and "agrimony", for plants, lead to gay types, Timmy the twink and Agro the bitter old queen:

2/25/20: Timothy and Agrimony:


in amongst the sex stuff, there's a query about the history of the stock expression "bitter old queen", which i'm unable to trace, and suggest as a possible project of interest for someone on this mailing list


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