to know

While most closely associated on our channel with Number-6, the expression to know has been in use as a euphemism for "to have sexual relations with" for a much longer time. This reference to Genesis 19:5 in the Biblical story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah has long been used by the Religious Right (among others) to justify their intolerance of gay people. Many contemporary Biblical scholars now interpret Genesis 19 quite differently.

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