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Double Yikes

Posted by Bookworm on July 26, 2004

In Reply to: Double yikes posted by ESC on July 24, 2004

: : : : Anyone ever hear of "frost your nanny" - as "to spank" ?

: : : I haven't heard of this one. If it is to mean "to spank", maybe a more appropriate phrase would be "frost your fanny".

: : "Fanny" in the UK means female genitalia, not bottom as it does in the US.

: Oh, my

I had no idea. Thanks for the clearing up that one. I never gave it much thought, but now that I know the British do you explain a British author by the name of Fanny Burney?
Also, how did fanny come to have 2 very different meanings in American and British English?