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yarb commented on the word purdonium
But you'd get coal all over your porn, and no one wants coaly porn. Do they?
June 26, 2009
sionnach commented on the word purdonium
What does it say about me that, the first time I read hernesheir's description, my immediate reaction was to think: "Oh, so that's where Victorian gentlemen would hide their porn stashes*"?
just noticed that the terms 'porn stash' and 'porn stache' are homonyms, despite denoting two quite distinct phenomena.
hernesheir commented on the word purdonium
Trade name of a fancy wooden coal-box or -scuttle whose inner metal box could be removed and filled away from the staid decorum of nineteenth-century parlors or sitting rooms.
A nice photograph and discussion is found here.
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