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OTS - and shagging.

Posted by Lewis on February 26, 2004

In Reply to: She took an eggbeater posted by R. Berg on February 26, 2004

: : : When I was a child visiting my grandparents home in the 60's, it was always filled with aunts, uncles and many cousins. Anytime you ask where anyone was, without fail, someone would answer "She (or he) took an eggbeater and went over the hill." Or maybe it was across the hill, I'm not sure. As an adult, I've ask many relatives where that answer came from. No one remembers. Can anyone tell me if this came from a book,movie, or maybe a song or was it just my crazy family?

: : The only thing I've heard that is remotely similar is the old joke, "Put an egg in your shoe and beat it."

: I haven't heard the eggbeater part. My husband says that, during his military service, "over the hill" was slang for "away without leave."

in the police the expression OTS gets used - "over the side" (nautical metaphor) meaning having adulterous sex. sailors on a ship in harbour could go OTS to nip on shore for some/a shag.

anybody know how a seabird and sexual congress got to share a name?

(I know that 'shaggy' and 'shag cut' mean roughly hewn or scruffy - but that doesn't help)