11/20/2013 01:08 pm ET

Seduce Efficiently: Sexy Acronyms From the 1930s

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Youths of all eras have been creative about communicating with their honeys: Today, Mental Floss explains the sexy coded acronyms of 1930s letter-writing lovers, some of which are racy enough to make today's sexters blush.

A historian named Simon Garfield just published a book about abbreviations and acronyms, called To The Letter, and he reports that before and during World War II, letters were absolutely getting wild. Soldiers particularly were fans of using coded acronyms to let their sweethearts know they were thinking of them without risking censure or public embarrassment.

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