Linguistic Lust: in flagrante delicto

Words and expressions that excite the English major in me…

In flagrante delicto or sometimes simply in flagrante (Latin: “while [the crime] is blazing”) is a legal term used to indicate that a criminal has been caught in the act of committing an offense…the Latin term has come to be used far more often as a euphemism for a couple being caught in the act of sexual intercourse; in modern usage the intercourse need not be adulterous or illicit…”
Let’s apply this:

Eliot Spitzer recently resigned as the Governor of New York because he was caught in flagrante delicto with a 22-year-old high-dollar hooker.

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