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Old 12-14-2011, 05:09 PM
Exapno Mapcase Exapno Mapcase is offline
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It's hard to believe there's no connection to John Cleland's Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure better known as Fanny Hill. The name is dead giveaway and the British audience, who all learned Latin at school, would absolutely get the pun on mons veneris. The book is from 1748 and famous even when banned so the phrase would be common.