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Shirley Valentine

Shirley Valentine
 n.— «The names the men and women are known by colloquially belie the true nature of the transaction, some research suggests: It’s sex for hire, where black men’s flesh is tied—at least temporarily—to white women’s pursestrings.…The tourist women get nicknames, too. British ones go by “Shirley Valentine” (from the 1989 hit movie of the same name, about a Liverpool housewife finding liberation in Greece). In Bermuda, they’re “longtails” or “yellowtails.”» —“Sex tourism in full boom” by Jeff Heinrich Ottawa Citizen (Ontario, Canada) Jan. 8, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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