Last week, there was a post on H-Sci-Med-Tech asking for colloquial terms for menstruation for a colleague who is writing a historical novel set in the mid-twentieth century. I immediately thought of Anne Frank’s reference to her “sweet secret” in her diary, as well as Judy Blume’s Are you There God, It’s Me, Margaret. One reply mentioned “my friend is here” and “fell off the roof.” I did a quick Google search and found an extensive list here. Then the Onion has a nice little top nine list. I doubt any of these are what this person is looking for, though. Maybe this is one for the guy at the Museum of Menstruation.