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Chris -- 2011-03-08
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.
http://220.127.116.11/search?q=cache:0MN … 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.
http://lists.asu.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0 … -l&P=73609