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Re: Ugandan Discussion

Posted by Marmota monax on September 03, 2002

In Reply to: Ugandan Discussion posted by Martin on September 03, 2002

: Private Eye uses the expression "Ugandan discussions" or something similar as a euphemism for illicit sex. I know the expression comes from an incident where someone (politician?) was caught with his secretary not quite in flagrante, but passed off the incident saying they were merely discussing Uganda. Who were the protaganists?

Here's a link to a usenet post citing Nigel Rees's "Phrases & Sayings", and "Brewer's Twentieth-Century Phrase & Fable".

Sadly, I only have access to the 19th century edition of Brewer, so I can't verify either reference.