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Old October 1st, 2010, 05:08 AM   #11
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According to one dictionary (Merriam Websters), the term "soixante-neuf" was first used in 1888.
Probably came about when Marie Jeanette tried running a laundry business from her tiny room with a kettle and small bathtub for tuppence ha'penny a load and said after the first one: "Merde! The other sixty-eight will kill me!"
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Probably came about when Marie Jeanette tried running a laundry business from her tiny room with a kettle and small bathtub for tuppence ha'penny a load and said after the first one: "Merde! The other sixty-eight will kill me!"
How strange that the French have the same name for it as us.

Here's a good one, better than that buffalo buffalo nonsense stuff.

A sentence with 5 'ands' in a row.

In the phrase 'fish and chips' there are two spaces.

They're between fish and and and and and chips
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