Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 23:41:41 -0700

From: Judith Rascoe boise[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]WELL.SF.CA.US

Subject: Re: Spring chicken

There are metaphorical implications to "spring chicken" that seem close

to the idea of the virgin pullet. We say of a woman of a certain age:

"She's no spring chicken." I've never heard this said of a man. The

connotation is not strictly that of virginity, but it does connote

somebody young and nubile.