One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘I grew up in those supposedly halcyon days before World War II, and what I mainly remember was the repressive prudery in all matters sexual.’
- ‘Like many modern Irish writers, Beckett resented the pettiness, prejudice and prudery of his country of birth.’
- ‘Victorian prudery did the rest, followed in quick succession by an unhealthy determination to class sexual congress as obscene and therefore not to be discussed, far less celebrated.’
- ‘It is also where the prudery of a later time has obviously crept in; the sculptures all seem lack-lustre and no sexual connotations are to be found here.’
- ‘Isn't it just the continued impact of the liberal revolution of the 1960s which liberated us from the vestiges of Victorian prudery?’
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