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Rhetoric Question
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0747  Friday, 30 March 2001

From:           Stuart Taylor <
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Date:           Tuesday, 27 Mar 2001 09:07:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject: 12.0574, 12.0617, Rhetoric Question
Comment:        Re: SHK 12.0574, 12.0617, Rhetoric Question

Regarding Don Bloom's query:

>               ... Is there some cant or slang meaning to "making
>time"? Back in the 50's and 60's, "making" was a cant term for "having
>sex with" with an implication of seduction. Is this another rhetorical
>device, wherein "time" is swapped for "girls" or some such?

According to Wentworth's and Flexner's _Dictionary of American Slang_
(NY: Crowell, 1960):

'_make time with [someone]_   1  To date, court, or have amorous
relations with another's girlfriend, fiancee or wife.  2  To date,
court, or have amorous relations with a girl or young woman (fairly
common student use).  3  To court or attempt to impress a superior
favorably (not common).'

And on Skip Nicholson's original query re anaphora in Shakespeare,
Kermode discusses examples of this figure in his recent _Shakespeare's
Language_.

Incidentally, there is currently an exhibition at UCLA called, "Making
Time: Considering Time as a Material in Contemporary Video & Film" - eg,
see http://www.hammer.ucla.edu/exhibits/makingtimepr.htm

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