Sweet Fanny Adams

Charles Butler hannibal at thegates.fsbusiness.co.uk
Thu Feb 6 16:02:35 EST 2003


> There are several slang words that may have started
> out as obscenities and are now quite innocent,

Another that always amuses me is 'berk', which is a mildly abusive way of
calling someone an idiot (at least in the UK), but has its origins, or so
I've heard, in a piece of obscene rhyming slang about a hunt.

Charlie

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