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Brick House

Posted by ESC on April 08, 2001

In Reply to: Built like a brick 'house... posted by ESC on April 08, 2001

: : I'm looking for the origin of the phrase "She is built like a brick ****house".I hope this is not offensive. I know what it means, but do not know the origin or beginnings. Thanks for any help.

: I'll post again if I find anything in my references. From my own knowledge, I can tell you that outhouses (privies) are usually humble affairs made of wood. A brick outhouse would be a fine structure indeed. Though not very practical since outhouses had to be moved from time to time to a fresh spot.

: So the phrase "built like a brick outhouse" carried over to refer to a woman who has a fine structure.

: It's a rural U.S. expression since few city folk have outdoor toilets. There was a song by a black group:

Brick House (lyrics)
By the Commodores

She's a brick----house
Mighty mighty, just lettin' it all hang out
She's a brick----house
The lady's stacked and that's a fact,
ain't holding nothing back.

She's a brick----house
She's the one, the only one,
who's built like a amazon
We're together everybody knows,
and here's how the story goes.

1. She knows she got everything
a woman needs to get a man, yeah.
How can she use, the things she use
36-24-36, what a winning hand!