French letter


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French letter

n. British Slang
A condom.

French letter

n
Brit a slang term for condom
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So, French Letter Fair Trade condoms may be the best overall option.
French equivalent: partir a l'anglaise), to bugger (from 11th century Bulgarian heretics), indian giver, street arab, cretin (from French chretien, Christian), french letter and english cap (condom names), slave and slavish (from the Slavs), Mussulman (starved inmates in concentration camps), dutch (meaning suicide), double dutch (meaning gibberish), Italian strike, German measles (another name for rubella), provincial, philistine, vandal (after the East Germanic tribe that invaded Western Europe in the 4th and 5th centuries), lesbian (from Lesbos), bigot (perhaps from Visigoth), bohemian (from Bohemia, alleged source of Gypsies), tartar (bad tempered, from Tatar).
Stand-out track is the enigmatic The French Letter which, although reminiscent of something from da Floyd's Wish You Were Here, still sounds stunning.
Correspondence brings together three essays tracing the history of French letter manuals, books that guided readers in how to write what was deemed a proper letter in different time periods.
Following the usual format of previous Corpus volumes, Jean-Michel Noailly's edition presents the original lute tablature, which used the French letter system, and superimposes a transcription in short score suitable for keyboard or study purposes assuming a G tuning.
It's name is "The French Letter," and I couldn't help but cringe with embarrassment by imagining those poor virgins of business sitting around a lounge room trying to think up the winning name that would draw their modern clientele.
You can get a litre in a French letter, even more if it's not ribbed.
The mishap at least provided front-page coverage for one St John Ambulance volunteer who became the first person in the organisation's illustrious history to revive a six-foot French letter.