Date: Fri, 20 May 1994 10:00:56 -0700 From: "Joseph B. Monda" Subject: Re: Spring chicken I'm sure I've heard the term applied to a man, perhaps incorrectly, but applied. 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. >