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The rabbit died

Posted by ESC on April 27, 2000

In Reply to: Pregnancy phrase posted by Deanna Putoff on April 26, 2000

: Where did "The rabbit died" come from?

Back in the old days, rabbits were used in pregnancy testing. I'm a little shaky on the details. So I'll just guess. I think the woman's urine was injected into the rabbit. The animal was killed and examined. Maybe someone else has better information. Is there a doctor in the house?

(How about this for a pregnancy phase -- "wearing her apron high.")