Monday, 18 April 2005

Break time

As a person who can't endure long car rides without the need for frequent rest stops, I think it's funny that Paula Radcliffe stopped to relieve herself in the London Marathon - and still ended up setting a world record. (The article uses "spend a penny" as a euphemism for using the toilet - now that's a phrase I haven't heard in ages.)



Never heard "spend a penny" either. How about "talk to a man about a horse" ?
Euphemisms are fun... I talked about them recently. Check it out, if you have the inclination. Maybe add your own!
http://subjunctivitis.blogspot.com/2005/02/me-for-you-and-euphemism.html


No euphemisms to add, but I did end up intrigued by your post on the defunct subjunctive!


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