We have all done this. Not the work – mind you, we have all done that, too – I am talking about the naming of it.
Who among us has not, either in seriousness or in jest, called a friend a tramp or an acquaintance a whore, all to denote the other's – uh – sexual 'productivity'? I have a rather creative friend, an active participant in the writerly arts, who went so far into his thesaurus as to trot out 'doxy' on more than one occasion.
This sprang back to mind for me recently when I s