Because Blogger's "Adult warning" often goes into a perpetual loop (isn't working properly), I will be making all new posts at my WordPress blog. You can follow it even if you do not have a WordPress Account. There're also my Twitter and my Tumblr blog, my Facebook and my Google+ page and my group.
(Update: Blogger hasn't fixed its problem with the "adult warning". Will go back to posting at my WordPress blog)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Ponce

"Poncy little twerp!"  What a wonderful insult.  Almost as good as "you bull's pizzle, you stock-fish!" from the Bard.


From Online Etymology dictionary:




ponce Look up ponce at Dictionary.com
1872, slang term, chiefly British, originally "a pimp, a man supported by women" (pouncey in same sense is attested from 1861), of unknown origin, perhaps from Fr. pensionnaire"boarder, lodger, person living without working." Meaning "male homosexual" first attested 1932 in Auden.

[With thanks to Piet]

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