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July 20, 2006

Why Englishmen do it with their socks on

Did you know this? "In the old days, women exposed their adulterous husbands by marking their left and right socks". I never heard this before. But this makes me a minority among Englishmen, I now realise, because they (we) have been ridiculed for decades for making love with our socks on. (Thanks to Lucas Verweij for this extraordinary information; he wrote about it in the Spanish magazine Experimenta, issue 55).

Posted by John Thackara at July 20, 2006 07:27 AM


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