Thursday, 3 March 2016

There will be blood

Chloë Hamilton in the Indy (print edition only, it seems) wants us to stop using euphemisms for the menstrual cycle. Judging by this survey, she is fighting an uphill battle. Round the world, women seem to revel in rather jokey metaphors - though the French have an edge to their "Les Anglais ont debarqué" referring "to our historically bloody habit of invading their territory".

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