Posted by James Briggs on April 28, 2003
In Reply to: Shag like a Minx posted by Nick on April 28, 2003
: Does anyone know why we use the saying "he/she would shag like a minx"?
: Minx is another name for the Mink (ala mink coat), but Im not sure whats so special about their mating habits to liken them to someone who would be "horny" in bed. The male minx mates with several females in the mating season, so maybe thats why.
: Any ideas?
'Minx' has nothing to do with 'minks'. It's just a word for a special sort of woman, not neccessarily bad or of bad habits, but perhaps a bit flirtaceous; saucy. There used to be a car called a 'Hillman Minx'.
'Shag', for our US cousins, is UK English for sexual intercourse and not, as in the US, for a 'date'!