They were still using leather condoms in the 18th-c. I think there's a
reference in one of Boswell's books, but it's been a long time and I
can't give details.
Peter Montgomery wrote:
> BTW, in a somewhat more serious note, in the Inspector Morse
> series. an episode called "Lost Bus to Woodstock", Morse
> says something about the Elizabethans using leather condoms.
> Has anyone ever encountered anything on that phenom. at all?
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> From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:54 AM
> Subject: Off topic and off color - verb/preposition wordplay
> > I'm offering the possibility of (2) without knowing what it would
> > mean for a wind to be "running on." But I'm also unsure about
> > whether in (4), a gull "running on" would mean that it's "going
> > with the flow."
> Ah! Those English verb and preposition usages can cause confusion.
> Witness this bit of risque wordplay:
> At school one afternoon, little Johnny put his hand up and asked,
> "Miss, Miss, what does the expression "Tore his leather" mean?"
> The teacher replied, "I'm sorry, Johnny, what's the context?"
> "Well, Miss, it says here 'Robin Hood tore his leather jerkin off.'"