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Afternoon delight

Posted by Lewis on August 19, 2004

In Reply to: Afternoon delight posted by ESC on August 17, 2004

: : : : : : : Whats the history of this expression?

: : : : : : I've never heard this one before, but it sounds to me like it means 'time for a lunch time drink'. Which by-the-way sounds like a superb idea to me and seeing it's 12.40 here in the Blue Mountains, I'm gonna do just that.

: : : : : You know how people are so busy that they try to get things done on their lunch hour. Well...

: : : : : NOONER -- noun. 1. 1940s+ a midday alcoholic drink. 2. 1970s+ sexual intercourse, often adulterous, enjoyed around lunchtime (afternoon delight). From "Cassell's Dictionary of Slang" by Jonathon Green (Wellington House, London, 1998).

: : : : I once heard from people in St. Joseph, Missouri that the birth rate was higher in small towns because people go home for lunch. In commuter cities ... well, I guess that's where the "often adulterous" comes in.

: : : Now that I know the two definitions --- Goddess, are you available?

: : Haha Acme - I went with the 40's definition.

: Afternoon Delight
: (The Starland Vocal Band)

: Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
: gonna grab some afternoon delight.
: My motto's always been; when it's right, it's right.
: Why wait until the middle of a cold dark night.
: When everything's a little clearer in the light of day.
: And you know the night is always gonna be there any way.

: Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

FWIW - I once won a radio phone-in quiz by knowing "Afternoon Delight" by the Starland Vocal Band.