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Re: "did the earth move?"

Posted by ESC (USA) on July 14, 2004

In Reply to: Re: "Did the earth move?" posted by Lotg (OZ) on July 14, 2004

: : Just sent a message that there was just a little (4.1 or so) earthquake here in Southern California. The answer I got back from around the world was sort of "did the earth move for you" ............ I hadn't thought of that connection, and wonder about the history of that particular thought and phrase.

: Dunno who said it first, but whoever it was, was setting the standard I expect.

Are you talking about the earth moving as in an earthquake or as in "love"? I am guessing that the old romance novels and magazines were the source of many euphemisms for s-e-x.