Oh! I’ve heard that cited by college profs and others all my life, but I just checked with Dr. Google and you are absolutely right! Thank you for educating me and stopping me from continuing to spread misinformation.

A quick glance at Wikipedia suggests the taboo has been an off-and-on thing (no irony intended) through most of history, even in the US, and that it is indeed associated with religious conservatism.

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