This is rather unrelated, but I was reading "Pride and Prejudice" today, and I kept seeing the word 'intercourse.' And it was always used in things like, (none of these are quotes), Mrs. Bennet was in a foul mood after having no intercourse with anyone new for two weeks. Or Mr. Darcy stood stiffly and would have no intercourse with anyone. Or, it was such a pleasure to watch such close companions engaged in intercourse.
And of course, they just meant conversation, but the way they were phrased was enough to make me crack up. They even made a pun out of this in the Pride & Prejudice movie from 2005 because they used the word 'intercourse' so much in the book.
I am playing the Queen of France right now in a play. Try not to decapitate me.