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 definition...how 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?