I think it's poetic and especially apropos considering so many women are returning to using cloth pads as alternatives to bleached commercial products.'Riding the crimson towel.' I laughed my head off the first time I heard it, but use it all the time now! on your website, after being curious about the history of Feminine Hygiene Products."Bidet" also meant pony in the French of hundreds of years ago, for a similar reason.See a comment on the expression under My husband coined this one as part of a humorous haiku, and I love it!' whenever we want to let the other know we are on our periods. Redcoats is a nice pun, since it also refers to a kind of battle!But the term most of us used before that was simply, 'I'm bleeding.' **** (34, New York City)" (May 2004) My sister and I say that 'the Red Sox are in town.' We have used this phrase for decades and it works for us! I notice that you have the expression in the French section of your glossery.Also, we worked in a large single room office and we'd call attention to any woman who might be on her period by loudly asking, 'Where are you going with your purse? '" (May 2008) the contributor writes, "I'm an American woman, 44, living in Southern California since 1976. I had a friend who referred to her period as 'reasserting her femininity,' which always struck me as hilarious.I worked in a factory in the late 1980s and one of the foremen, an unpleasant middle-aged white guy, would say 'It must be ragtime' whenever a female subordinate caused him grief. I currently live in Ohio, I'm originally from Michigan, the person who told me this was from Illinois, and we were both living in Texas at the time.
(July 2002) "Upon reading your site I came across names for menstruation.
Robert Palmer did a song called 'Sneaking Sally through the alley' and because I see the letter 'S' in red, I thought it was a perfect match.