Friday, March 08, 2013

Language Lesson

"She's a right little goer" 

--British for a lady who enjoys sex.  As in "that Queen Victoria, she's a right little goer, i'n't she?

  So far as I know, we have no analog in American English.  Is it because we don't need one?

Source: my current fave timewaster.


Davis X. Machina said...

It's a horse-racing term, originally....

Ken Houghton said...

I'm willing to swear I used to know an American equivalent, but have been married so long I forget what it is. Or was.

All the American analogues seem to be laden with negative connotations. Maybe echidne would know, if an economist can be said to know anything.

The closest I can think of from pop culture is Jon Lovitt to Tom Hanks in Big, talking about a co-worker who will (something like) "look her legs around you until you scream for mercy."

At which point Hanks's character says he'll be certain to stay away from her.

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