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The Pill

Posted by David FG on April 29, 2010 at 06:14

In Reply to: The Pill posted by Joe on April 28, 2010 at 21:51:

: I was reading an article about the birth control pill. This made me wonder, who coined the phrase "The Pill"? Most every Americaan knows what you mean when you say "The Pill". Where did this come from?

When the contraceptive pill first emerged it was a huge development, both medically and sociologically. It would have been just about the only pill people talked about, so it was natural that it would become, in speech, writing and thought, simply 'The Pill'.