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Re: A bit of slap and tickle

Posted by James Briggs on April 05, 2006

In Reply to: A bit of slap and tickle Posted by Ann on April 04, 2006

: what does the phrase a bit of slap and tickle actually mean and where did it originate and how. does anyone know?

I'm pretty certain it comes from Victorian music hall. It's a guarded way of impying that a couple are up to a 'mild' bit of sexual activity.