Monday, 19 March 2012
Dicked in the Nob
Posted by M.H. Forsyth
What we might now call a dick was, back in the C18th, sometimes referred to as a man's gaying instrument, where gaying meant happy-making.
I think I should stop there, only noting that, according to William Holloway's General Dictionary of Provincialisms, in early Victorian Yorkshire an ass-hole was an ash-hole.