On Fri, Sep 24, 2010 at 5:42 AM, Larry Sulky <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > For that matter, what do other natlangs and other varieties of English do? > Very late, I know, but in Mexico people say: ¨sin albur¨ when they realize they've said something that could be misinterpreted as sexual. I don't know how to translate the term ¨albur¨ ('sin' means 'without') because it's something I haven't encountered outside of mexico. 'albur' means 'double entendre', but it's also a passtime, and some guys (it's mainly a male thing for some reason) can have whole conversations using 'albures' that people not, well... 'trained' in albur have great difficulty in understanding. Ayam. -- Nac Mac Feegle! Wee Free Men! Nae King! Nae Quin! Nae Laird! Nae Master! We Willna Be Fooled Again!