Re: Vapors

Subject: Re: Vapors
From: Alex <75140 -dot- 1064 -at- COMPUSERVE -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 1 May 1995 23:03:15 EDT

All,

In reference to the "Vapors". The term "Vapors" was originally a Southern
euphemism meaning flatulence. The term then changed in the Victorian era to mean
fainting or a dizzy spell. Since the Antebellum era predates the Victorian era
by 50 years the original meaning is flatulence, or a Southern Lady's way of
showing good manners.


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