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Q.
What are some of the euphemisms that polite – or seemingly polite – society have used to describe love (or lust) making over the centuries?

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A.

. Amorous congress

. Basket-making

. Behind door work

. A bit of summer cabbage

. Blanket hornpipe

. Boil the cabbage

. Bread and butter

. Brush (a one-time fling)

. Clicket

. Convivial society

. Dance the kipples

. Engagement

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. Fadoodling

Funny business

. Houghmagandy (adulterous fadoodling)

. Jollity

. Nooky

. Play couch quail

. Play nug a nug

. Princum-prancum

. Rantum-scantum

. Shaking the sheets

. Take a turn amidst the cabbages

. Wifthing

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Header painting: Jean-Honoré Fragonard. The Stolen Kiss. late 1780s

Painting #2: Jean-Honoré Fragonard. The Swing.

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