even numbers or odd

even numbers or odd
   heterosexual or homosexual
   A question varying the ODD theme:
    'What do you like better? Even numbers or odd?'... I could see she recognized it as a bar line. (Turow, 1999)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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