Origin of term 'french letter'?
Posted by Corinne on May 02, 2000
I would like to know what the origin is of the word French letter (for: condom).
The use of the term 'letter' seems quite straightforward: a condom is a bit like an envelope in that it envelopes ...
The french have a reputation of being romantic.
All this is speculation. I found one place on the Net where it says it dates back to 1856. No more.
- Origin of term 'french letter'? Jame Briggs 05/02/00