Dr Quimn, Mad Woman broadcast in There is a lesbian magazine titled Quim , and related to the term are the portmanteau words 'queef', 'kweef', 'quiff', and 'queefage', all meaning 'vaginal fart' and derived from 'quim' in combination with 'whiff'. In addition to the clumsily Anglicised 'quim', 'cwm' was also adopted into English with the more accurate phonetic spelling 'coombe', from the Old English 'cumb'. Indeed, so common is the word in English placenames that Morecambe Bay is often mis-spelt Morecombe:
Breakdowns, break-ups and bankrupts
The Beautiful and Damned / F. Scott Fitzgerald
Breakdowns, break-ups and bankrupts Friday, December 24, High-profile drug deaths, marital break-ups, musical satire and aeroplane misdeeds, will certainly be remembered as a year of celebrity meltdown, writes Richie Taylor IT was a year of weddings, deaths, celebrity splits, costly back operations, rumbles in Ranelagh, tales of cocaine madness and expensive trips to Morocco. But first out of the celebrity scandal traps in January was famous curmudgeon Van Morrison when a posting on his official website claimed that Van had become a father again — but not with his wife, former Miss Ireland Michelle Rocca. Instead it was claimed the mother was an American woman named Gigi Lee. Van then went to ground, called his lawyers and it was insisted that the whole thing had been planted on the site by somebody who had it in for him.
Sadism and masochism in fiction
Note this is the French translation of The Romance of Chastisement Illustrator is unknown, though is possibly William Adolphe Lambrecht. First published in England by John Benjamin Brookes, the book was not widely known until it was reprinted by William Dugdale in This tale of sex and sadism consists largely of a series of letters written by its heroine, Emily Barlow, after being abducted by Moorish pirates and held prisoner in an Algerian harem.
Chapter I Anthony Patch In , when Anthony Patch was twenty-five, two years were already gone since irony, the Holy Ghost of this later day, had, theoretically at least, descended upon him. As you first see him he wonders frequently whether he is not without honor and slightly mad, a shameful and obscene thinness glistening on the surface of the world like oil on a clean pond, these occasions being varied, of course, with those in which he thinks himself rather an exceptional young man, thoroughly sophisticated, well adjusted to his environment, and somewhat more significant than any one else he knows. This was his healthy state and it made him cheerful, pleasant, and very attractive to intelligent men and to all women. In this state he considered that he would one day accomplish some quiet subtle thing that the elect would deem worthy and, passing on, would join the dimmer stars in a nebulous, indeterminate heaven half-way between death and immortality. Until the time came for this effort he would be Anthony Patch — not a portrait of a man but a distinct and dynamic personality, opinionated, contemptuous, functioning from within outward — a man who was aware that there could be no honor and yet had honor, who knew the sophistry of courage and yet was brave.