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Interesting book review

I read with great interest this review of Kate Fisher's Birth Control, Sex and Marriage in Britain 1918-1960 - so much so that I didn't even spot the name of the reviewer.

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blue_condition
Mar. 1st, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
> (in the North nicknamed "getting off at Mill Hill" after a
suburban station reached just before arrival at the main Blackburn terminus)

There are seemingly as many names for coitus interruptus as there are stations before a terminus. In Liverpool, for example, it was 'getting off at Edge Hill'. In Edinburgh I'm told it was 'getting off at Haymarket'. And in the Royal Navy, for those matelots who hadn't gone beyond the purely situational, 'getting off at Fratton' was the term, after that particular district of Portsmouth.

'Getting off at Poppleton' does have a certain ring to it but I have no idea if it's ever been current in York ;)
communicator
Mar. 1st, 2008 01:55 pm (UTC)
I hope the H stands for Hugh.
del_c
Mar. 1st, 2008 02:23 pm (UTC)
It's Harry. Which also works, if you're American.
del_c
Mar. 1st, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
There you go. Dave Barry agrees with me.
jenmarya
Mar. 1st, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
re the Brussels terminus
P's grandfather called it getting off at Schaarbeek.
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