Boris Johnson, our erudite but unpleasant leader in a speech has accused Jeremy Corbyn, his political opponent of onanism. This is of course an obscure synonym for masturbation and a posh boy’s way of saying, “he’s a wanker”. It made me wonder if there is a US equivalent of “wanker” as I know it isn’t used over there. In either its meaning as masturbator or just as a generally offensive person.
"No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money." Samuel Johnson.
IIRC, the biblical Onan, when called upon to carry on his deceased brother's line by inseminating his brother's wife, pulled out and "spilled his seed." How does the erudite Mr Johnson and most of christianity equate early withdrawal with a do-it-yourself job?
Bob & Geoff you are always expanding my "vocabulary." Must do double dactyl using new insight as to UK slang "trump." But hey Geoff [I had to look it up]: why "If I remember correctly"? Always one to use the vernacular, I'd say IIRR [If I remember right].
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