Entries Tagged “Old-Timey”
51. A "Crisis"
Also known as a "Victorian Crisis", this is an euphemism most famously used in the works of D.H. Lawrence and meaning an orgasm, e.g. "Miss Mercy Plimpington! Where are you, young harlot?" "She can't talk now, love. She's having a crisis." "Oh I say!" See also Old-Timey, Romance.
52. Beaver Fur Coats
Refers to a person in the textile industry who removes bobbins on a slubbing machine. See also Old-Timey.