Old-fashioned sayings may sound all sweet, but sometimes these sentiments have a double meaning. If you check out the naughty old-fashioned sayings you won't believe were once popular, then you may never think about folksy statements the same way again. Sometimes these charming euphemisms are pretty darn dirty, or at least a bit risque.
Before personal matters were considered appropriate topics for conversation, people still managed to convey some pretty private ideas through the use of euphemisms. Whether it's referring to a potentially embarrassing wardrobe malfunction or any act of sexual congress, these phrases can say a whole lot in just a few words.
Although most people are way more open about these matters now, it's still fun to look at the creative and clever ways people discussed private topics in a roundabout way. To be honest, sometimes the euphemisms are weirder and seemingly more inappropriate than the things they hint at. (Just wait until you learn the meaning behind "Charlie's dead.") People in the past were just as interested in risque topics as people today, it's just that they had a more roundabout way of expressing those interests. So here are some of the best sayings from the past with secretly naughty meanings.