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Old 12-14-2011, 04:01 PM
CalMeacham CalMeacham is offline
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America isn't the only place where "fanny" = "buttocks". Look up the game of petanque and the usage of the term "fanny" there.

I have no idea of the relationship betwween these terms, but, clearly, there's more to the history of "fanny" than simply Americans swtiching around the British terms. Has the British slang term always referred strictly to genitalia? Or has this been a case where a term for general unspeakables got restricted to one area in Britain (and other English-speaking countries) and a different are in America?