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Re: Ashes

Posted by ESC on August 30, 2001

In Reply to: Ashes posted by Faulknor on August 30, 2001

: Am looking for the origin of the phrase "getting one's ashes hauled."

It says here.
".Achieving orgasm is known to Black English speakers as 'having one's ashes (semen) hauled'.This expression probably is derived from rhyming slang for 'ash' (which may be a corruption of 'ass') but also suggests the ancient and medieval concept of semen as poison if not regularly vented." From the "Wordsworth Book of Euphemism" by Judith S. Neaman and Carole G. Silver (Wordsworth Editions, Hertfordshire, 1995).