[LMB] OT: Metaphor

Derry Thompson derry at gloderworks.com
Thu Aug 11 20:28:20 BST 2005

Elizabeth at azurite at rogers.com said on 11/8/05 20:19

>My understanding is that in Britain homosexuals were
>hanged.  Were they burned at the stake in the U.S.? 

The expression dates for the middle ages. It survives in the USA, but
not in the UK. At least, that's my understanding. 

Don't think we've hanged homosexuals here for a long, long time , even
when it was against the law. ;)


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