a slang term used in continental europe to describe BDSM/bondage service, usually from a brothel. this is because the english were a bunch of secret perverts, because of victorian repression. it's still used today, because we're STILL a bunch of perverts, just less secretive about it.
i say marjorie, get the riding crop from the cupboard, will you? i fancy a spot of the old english tonight, what?