End of ADS-L Digest - 18 May 1994 to 19 May 1994 ************************************************ There are 7 messages totalling 130 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. Spring chicken (2) 2. Reminder 3. Uncl: Question 4. Soda fountain memories (3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Thu, 19 May 1994 23:41:41 -0700 From: Judith Rascoe 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.