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Brick House

Posted by Jerry on April 09, 2001

In Reply to: 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

: Chorus:
: 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.

: Verse:
: 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!
To ESC, thanks for the response. Enjoyed the extra material.