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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:33 PM
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what is the origin of the word dildo?
:hi:
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:34 PM
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1. sounds French to me
Edited on Thu Jul-28-05 12:35 PM by 48percenter
M-W.com says origin unknown. The prudes!
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Bassic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:13 PM
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12. Not French.
French word for it is godemich.

I know, it's ugly...
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William769 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:35 PM
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2. This help?
dildo (n) an artificial penis.
This word is approximately 200 years old and probably originates in diletto, Italian for (a) delight or darling. Alternatively the term may simply be an invention.
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SheepyMcSheepster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:36 PM
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3. dictionary.com says "origin unkown"
ildo also dildoe Audio pronunciation of "dildo" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (dld)
n. pl. dildos, also dildoes

An object having the shape and often the appearance of an erect penis, used in sexual stimulation.


Origin unknown.
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:38 PM
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4. Word
Some Prick back in 1469 invented the device
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:38 PM
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5. posted in another thread the other day...
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4713323.stm necessity is the mother of invention during all those longs lonely forage for food in the winter maybe, or maybe them stone age dudes understood the facility of a 'rock hard' notion
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:39 PM
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6. Check out the Wikipedia entry
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anarch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:42 PM
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7. heh..."merkin"
I was not aware of this.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:44 PM
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8. pubic hair toupees
:rofl:
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 12:48 PM
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9. Apparently someone censored part of it
There was an entry at the top that read:

For the current US President, visit "George W. Bush."
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ET Awful Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:01 PM
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10. The REAL answer . . . .
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 01:03 PM
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11. bwahaha...
it's rudolf the red nosed dildo :rofl:
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