Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Hey Baby, Want To Bump Euphemisms?

After her boyfriend used the expression "bumping uglies," a Twitter follower asked me if our dear Bard had any better euphemisms for...well, bumping uglies.  I put the word out an suggestions started rolling in. I thought it might be fun to collect them here for future reference. Feel free to add ones that we missed!

And hey, let's try to keep it PG-13, I've got kids reading.

  • "Making the beast with two backs."  Technically a Bible one, I believe, but Iago borrows it.
  • "Tupping," as in, "that old black ram is tupping your white ewe."  Iago again.  It sounds more pleasant if you just say "tupping." ;)
  • "Country matters," Hamlet's famous line. Personally I always assumed that this referred to ... ummm entirely different act.
  • "Groping for trout in a peculiar river."  I honestly had to look this one up.
  • "Dallying puppets," anyone?
  • "Raise a spirit in his mistress' circle."  Once that one was pointed out to me I realize that it's just filthy.
  • "It'll cost you a groaning."
What else you got? Anybody got one that actually sounds nice, and not like it comes with a nudge nudge and a wink wink and a "Know what I mean?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Why, is not this better now than groaning for love?
now art thou sociable, now art thou Romeo; now art
thou what thou art, by art as well as by nature:
for this drivelling love is like a great natural,
that runs lolling up and down to hide his bauble in a hole.


Stop there, stop there.


Thou desirest me to stop in my tale against the hair.


Thou wouldst else have made thy tale large.


O, thou art deceived; I would have made it short:
for I was come to the whole depth of my tale; and
meant, indeed, to occupy the argument no longer.