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#1 2006-07-07 05:48:42

From: California
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 1665

"to remain chased"

Like the author of the last citation below, I first spotted this in a student paper. The logic seems to be that you’re no longer chased/chaste once someone has caught you. Most of the two dozen or so instances on the Web are cases of selfconscious wordplay, but there are a few authentic examples:

I think that it is in Paul that The bible talks about marriage as a safe way to follow through on sexual urges if one can’t remain chased. … clnk&cd=13

I am writing this letter in hopes who ever reads it will remain chased. I am a mother of two who is single and 22 years old. Birth control, I can tell you right now, does not always work.

I had a student in British Lit. claim that “Women in the Middle Ages
> were supposed to remain chased until they married.” So true. … -l&P=73609



#2 2006-08-25 22:07:30

Registered: 2006-08-23
Posts: 9

Re: "to remain chased"

very cute



#3 2006-08-29 01:38:12

From: New Zealand
Registered: 2005-11-10
Posts: 30

Re: "to remain chased"

Terry Pratchett uses a play on these words to describe one of his characters, Nanny Ogg

“always chaste ( and sometimes caught ) ”



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