The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #94233 Message #1823999
Posted By: GUEST,Rowan
31-Aug-06 - 06:41 PM
Thread Name: Songs About Storms
Subject: RE: Songs About Storms
In answer to Dave's Wife above, "period" is used in Australia to describe menstruation in the manner Azizi mentioned. However, "full stop" is the more commonly used term for the flyspeck on the page that indicates the end of a sentence. "Period" used in that sense is usually (in Australia) associated with American usage. From experience, I'm aware that many women regard the onset of a period as indicating the end of a different type of sentence associated with the agony of waiting.
"Rose of Allandale" is a song mentioning a storm and the words "one maiden's form withstood the storm" have often been parodied in Australia, to some amusement, because 'Maidenform' is the brand name of a popular bra.
That's all I have to say. Period!