RARA-AVIS: More Euphemisms Than You Could Possibly Want

From: Reed Andrus ( rsandrus@swbell.net)
Date: 16 Apr 2002

If you haven't seen this article by now, you should really check out the euphemisms at


... Reed

> For all the talk of "bird," I don't think anyone mentioned the (other?)
> hard-boiled meaning: in jail/prison, doing time, stir. British, maybe.
> "You'll be doing bird," something like that. For those collecting euphemisms
> for onanism, I'd add the infamous (beg everyone's pardon, but mostly Bill's
> for drifting): "punish the archbishop." Doug

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