[Ads-l] New s-word idiom

Mark Mandel markamandel at GMAIL.COM
Tue Apr 12 17:11:48 UTC 2022

Curiouser and curiouser.


On Tue, Apr 12, 2022, 10:57 AM Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> According to that occasionally impeachable source, urbandictionary.com,
> "rail", v. is used generally for, in one contributor's word, 'to fornicate
> with, without regard for emotional attachment'. Others specify rough,
> violent intercourse, including but not necessarily limited to the anal
> variety. More curiously, another contributor proposes an etym(yth)ology,
> deriving the verb from a blend of 'really' and 'nail', v.
> LH

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