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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 08:38 PM
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Militant Vaginas annoy me.
Edited on Thu Mar-23-06 08:39 PM by HypnoToad
Guess what Bill O'Reilly is!




Edited: Clarification
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In_The_Wind Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 08:46 PM
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1. They would annoy me too.

If I knew any.
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 08:47 PM
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2. The word "vagina" annoys me...
Edited on Thu Mar-23-06 08:52 PM by Katherine Brengle
vagina
1682, from L. vagina "sheath, scabbard" (pl. vagin), from PIE *wag-ina- (cf. Lith. voziu "ro cover with a hollow thing"), from base *wag- "to break, split, bite." Probably the ancient notion is of a sheath made from a split piece of wood (see sheath). A modern medical word; the L. word was not used in an anatomical sense in classical times. Anthropological vagina dentata is attested from 1908.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 08:51 PM
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3. So what do you call it?
:shrug:
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 08:58 PM
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4. Here is a perfect, albeit controversial, alternative--
cunt
"female intercrural foramen," or, as some 18c. writers refer to it, "the monosyllable," M.E. cunte "female genitalia," akin to O.N. kunta, from P.Gmc. *kunton, of uncertain origin. Some suggest a link with L. cuneus "wedge," others to PIE base *geu- "hollow place," still others to PIE *gwen-, root of queen and Gk. gyne "woman."


The word wasn't considered obscene until the 17th century, when it (along with many other positive female-centered words) was turned into something bad and dirty.

There's a great book by this name if anyone is interested: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1580050751/qid=1143165...

There's a lot of history worth looking into when it comes to gender-specific language.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 09:11 PM
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5. That's strange.
Many women are offended more by cunt than vagina.
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 11:35 PM
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8. Where do you think we learn to be offended by it?
I reject that offense, because there is no logical reason for my to be offended other than what I have been taught by a society that despises me and my body.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 09:12 PM
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6. my temple of joy?
:woohoo:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 09:18 PM
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7. That's a good one!
:hi:
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-23-06 11:59 PM
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9. Rubyfruit Jungle
--always a good one.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-24-06 12:01 AM
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10. The land of grey and pink
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-24-06 12:06 AM
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11. Mound of Venus?
I've always like that one...
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Kurovski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-24-06 12:35 AM
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12. Classy!
Edited on Fri Mar-24-06 12:39 AM by Kurovski
:thumbsup" So much nicer than "snooch".
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