Date: Fri, 20 May 1994 10:00:56 -0700

From: "Joseph B. Monda" monda[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SEATTLEU.EDU

Subject: Re: Spring chicken

I'm sure I've heard the term applied to a man, perhaps incorrectly, but


Joe Monda (no spring chicken myself)

On Thu, 19 May 1994, Judith Rascoe wrote:

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.