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    02-01-2011, 02:55 PM
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The meaning behind the expression "Aunt Flo"?

Yes, I do know it means menstruating .

I've still become interested what's the myth behind that expression. Why it's called Aunt Flo? I tried Google but found nothing. I guess you native-English speakers can perhaps know an explanation for that.
     
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    02-01-2011, 03:09 PM
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I'm going to guess, because it flows out...
     
    02-01-2011, 03:16 PM
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Showing
No myth Tamma, just a less intrusive/embarrassing way of saying 'menstrual cycle'.
     
    02-01-2011, 03:23 PM
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Trained
I think it somewhat symbolizes having an unwelcome house guest for a weekend. "Gosh darnit, Aunt Gertrude is coming to town and I can't stand the woman!" But chose "Flo" because it, well, flows. =]
     
    02-01-2011, 04:26 PM
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I see.

****! I so hoped that there would have been some intriguing myth behind it .
     

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