[Ads-l] obscene slang on TV

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Mon Jun 1 10:44:35 UTC 2020

Link to the episode/time? There's a bunch of stuff out there, and these are long episodes.

The earliest example of "pearl necklace" in the sexual sense is 1984 (in OED); Green's Dictionary of Slang has 1993. (I do know of a 1972 example of _pearl_ 'drop of semen'.) So this would be a really nice antedating, if real. Maybe it got by the censors because no one knew what it meant, and it could plausibly be its standard meaning.

Jesse Sheidlower

On Mon, Jun 01, 2020 at 04:40:07AM +0000, Bill Mullins wrote:
> I just watched the pilot episode of Police Woman on youtube (actually an episode of Police Story).  In it, Angie Dickenson's first undercover assignment is as a hooker, and before she goes in, Charles Dierkop asks her if she knows what a "pearl necklace" is.  I'm surprised that got by the censors in 1974.
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