Friday, April 5, 2013

If I Was A Lexicographer - Or Intercourse the Penguin

If I was a lexicographer for the OED I would reclaim "intercourse". It is not just for coitus anymore, it is any interaction between people. I shouldn't have teenagers giggling when I say, "In my daily intercourse with foreign businessmen…"

The transition should not be a problem since there is a perfectly acceptable substitute: congress. Sexual congress is much closer meaning of the common Anglo-Saxon phrase.

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