Corruption of the phrase 'in the privacy of your own home
' to imply sexual activity
being the reason for being away from public view. First used in an Alan Partridge
sketch by a British Lord
by claiming that "what a man does in the privacy of his own attic
is his business and his alone".
Of course, the suggestion is not that one must own an attic
in order to partake in furious masturbation
, nor, conversely, that attics
are only to be used for such pursuits. It is simply the juxtaposition
of a familiar phrase with a location particular to one person, and therein lies the genius of the piece.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some private business to attend to in my garden shed