Why is it always ‘sloughing of the uterine lining’? In sex and all sex-related areas of language, almost everything has at least a dozen slang terms. Yet in every discussion of this topic, ‘sloughing’ is the only word I ever see for this particular physiological action.
Do people particularly like the word, or are there no suitable substitutes, or is it one of those things that isn’t worthy of being slangized?
I suppose I could say it aint the taint, but then I’d have to punch myself.