[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.? 
>When?

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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Derry 




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