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Blue Talk

Indecent conversation, from the French, Bibliothèque Bleu. (Harlots are called “Blues” from the blue gown they were once compelled to wear in the House of Correction.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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