As the thatcher said to the bishop

Posted by Gary on May 07, 2000

In Reply to: As the thatcher said to the bishop posted by jon on May 06, 2000

: Just caught this as a throw away remark on an English program on TV the other night. Sorry can't even offer any context for it. But is does sound interesting.

: Any ideas what is meant ?

Did you hear that correctly? It's usually 'as the actress said to the bishop'. I've never been entirely sure what it means, although it does imply some kind of naughty business - actress used to be a euphemism for prostitute.