Date: Tue, 8 Jul 1997 08:09:01 -0700
From: "A. Maberry" maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: Golden Oldies
it may have already been mentioned, but i recall the phrase "do the deed"
from the 50s or 60s. and there is always "get one's (M) pencil sharpened"
which i heard in the early 70s.
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu
On Tue, 8 Jul 1997, Mark Mandel wrote:
Charles Boewe cboewe[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]JUNO.COM writes:
From the 1940s:
To lay (M), to get laid (F)
I don't go that far back, but for me a male can "get laid" too, since the 60s or late 50s. Was that
a change? It gives
HIM, too, an intransitive form of "lay", while "lay" requires an explicit object.
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