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Hi

I just read in The Faber Dictionary of Euphemisms (R.W. Holder) that  consult Mrs. Jones is a common euphemism for the word urinate?

I tried to check it on http://fraze.it /  but couldn't find much. Could you please tell me if it is a common euphemism among native speakers?

Thanks,

Tom
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Mr. TomI just read in The Faber Dictionary of Euphemisms (R.W. Holder) that consult Mrs. Jones is a common euphemism for the word urinate?I tried to check it on http://fraze.it / but couldn't find much. Could you please tell me if it is a common euphemism among native speakers?
I don't know it, and the very small number of Google hits certainly don't suggest that it's "common".
Mr. Tom... but I did find wardrobe malfunction on http://fraze.it . Interesting euphemism, isn't it?
This is better known; it was famously used in respect of an incident invoving Janet Jackson:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_XXXVIII_halftime_show_controversy
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Mr. Tomplease tell me if it is a common euphemism among native speakers?

Never heard of it, but see
https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/see_a_man_about_a_dog

'horse' sometimes substitutes for 'dog'.

CJ

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... but I did find wardrobe malfunction on http://fraze.it . Interesting euphemism, isn't it?

Tom
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Yes, in my childhood, I used to be taught so. Consulting Mrs. Jones is to indirectly ask for permission to go to the toilet. It is really the beauty of language.

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Mr. TomCould you please tell me if it is a common euphemism among native speakers?

It's not in the UK. It might have been long ago.

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