Sweet Fanny Adams
tweaver at imbolc.ucc.ie
Fri Feb 7 02:06:31 EST 2003
+ 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.
The Berkshire one, yes.
"fast ladies" are more -uh- intimately associated with hunting per se,
specifically with the introduction of Georgian "fast hunting".
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