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eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 26 July 2005 in Author Q & AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Super Frog, Candidate

1. In reading a lot of fantasy, I have been perplexed by one common thing. In fantasy, an arm is an arm, a foot is a foot, and an eye is an eye, but a penis is almost never a penis. Instead authors come up with a bunch euphemisms; including phallus, spear, sword, rod, sex, etc. What is with this?

2. What is the origin of the "peach" in reference to vagina? Did one of your friends have sex with a peach then told you, "Hey, Scott, this thing is better than my girlfriend!"? Inquiring minds want to know! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 27 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

It could be something to do with the fact that men come up with a million euphamisms for the word penis, which im not going into now, but it could be an intersting thread...a bit like the mallts mallet thread. Anyway, i wouldn't really call phallus a euphamism, isn't it a more technical term? Or classical maybe? Im not sure.

Wouldn't really know about peach. But if ou can have a million for penis, then why not for vagina? view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 27 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Super Frog, Candidate

Quote: &quot;target&quot;:3iwecgfd
thread. Anyway, i wouldn't really call phallus a euphamism, isn't it a more technical term? Or classical maybe? Im not sure.

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Actually, its Latin. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 27 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

Thankyou, that was really annoying me. I should know better, seen as i have studied Latin. Not that i'm any good. At least i was sort of right with it being Classical <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

maybe vagina is latin for peach! <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: --> view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Atropos, Commoner

I know the above post was a joke but I found the etymology of the word interesting, so here it is.

vagina
1682, from Latin vagina "sheath, scabbard" (pl. vaginæ), 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 Latin word was not used in an anatomical sense in classical times. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

interesting view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Echoex, Auditor

Perhaps the 'peach' euphamism has more aesthetic similarities than we're recognizing.

Vagina vs. Peach (I never thought I'd be writing THAT sentence again).
Consider a soft, delicate fold of flesh that covers and nurtures a seed. Cut a wedge from a peach and take a look. It's not 'jeezus christ, look how much this resembles a cooch!' similar, but there's definitely something vaginal about it.

I honestly quite like the term. It's unique to this writer, and it makes me want to go out and shove my face into a big barrel of peaches...
.Ex. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Super Frog, Candidate

Quote: &quot;Anonymous Coward&quot;:3o9ad9hx
Do you mean to say you seriously don't notice any suggestive visual similarities?[/quote:3o9ad9hx]

Are you suggesting that a peach tastes like a vagina? I highly doubt a vagina has even half the nutrients a peach has. Not to mention that yummy citrus flavor. Any visual similarites are products of your warped mind and imaginary things are quite irrelevant when discussing peaches and vaginas! view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

I don't think anyone could suggest they shared similarities in taste, however, Echoex makes an excellent point:

Vagina vs. Peach (I never thought I'd be writing THAT sentence again).
Consider a soft, delicate fold of flesh that covers and nurtures a seed. Cut a wedge from a peach and take a look. It's not 'jeezus christ, look how much this resembles a cooch!' similar, but there's definitely something vaginal about it.


Excellent mainly in that it had me laughing for about 5 minutes. Any 'warped' simmilarities that there may or may not be, this still provides for such an entertaining discussion that i think we should delve further. What other euphamisms can we think of ofr both penis and vagina?

I'm gonna start the ball rolling with 'pork sword' (penis) view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

i KNEW this would degenerate <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->


wug pocket
wug stick
wuga wuga view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

I bet you did, but so did i. I even said it in my first response i think. Still, it's funny.

OK, um, pocket rocket view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

and also...just from the female point of view, i LIKE the peach metaphor myself! peaches are beautiful.
maybe bakker is a steve miller fan...
anything's better than, what was that word echoex used? cooch?
gad. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

Yeah, thats not the nicest of terms. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

And does the ter 'cooch' actually mean anything? I mean, where is it derived from?

And if anyone says its a euphamism for vagina so help me God i will destroy them <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

not nice but definately funny!!
better than the OTHER C-word. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Echoex, Auditor

Okay. I WON'T tell you that the term 'cooch' is a euphemism for the word vagina.

From my limited knowledge, it comes from the term "hoochie-coochie", which was a carnival strip-tease back in the day. It was also referred to as "dancing the cooch". So it likely evolved to mean the bits and pieces one might see when watching someone strip. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

Cheers Echoex, that saves me a LOT of hassle.

That makes sense, and a little bit of background into the world of sexual semantics there. Brilliant. And yes, it is definately better than the other C-word - the one only to be used in extreme cases. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

oh of course! i'm a ditz. hoochie coochie. dancing the cooch, of course.
and i've even heard it used in this context recently!! HBO series Carnivale. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Atanvarno, Peralogue

Just thought I'd jump in to defend 'peach'.

Here's a picture: <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.christinespies.com/images/peach.jpg">http://www.christinespies.com/images/peach.jpg</a><!-- m -->

You can kind of see a similarity, if you aproach it with a squint and a poetic mind. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

Brilliant. I can see what your talking about. This thread is a source of endless humour. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 28 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

Fabulous photo!!!!! lovely <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->
thank you Atanvarno for the excellent visual!!! <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 29 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by saintjon, Auditor

Cooch is a hell of a lot better than axe-wound...

*vomits* view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 29 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Echoex, Auditor

Of course, you'd never hear 'cooch' used in any quasi-romantic context. Could you imagine?!

"She tugged anxiously on his ear with her mouth, all the while feeling the gentle heat building in her cooch."

This is fun. I'm going to start a new thread on "Our own, totally unique, original euphemisms for naughty bits"...keep your eye out for it...

.Ex. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 29 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

hahahahahahaha!!!!
echoex! hilare!

and saintjon, axe-wound????????!!!!! hahahahaha!
i suppose that's what spawned "slash" or "gash"??!!!
lordy. view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 29 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

1. In reading a lot of fantasy, I have been perplexed by one common thing. In fantasy, an arm is an arm, a foot is a foot, and an eye is an eye, but a penis is almost never a penis. Instead authors come up with a bunch euphemisms; including phallus, spear, sword, rod, sex, etc. What is with this?


Well, for one, it sparks threads like these! The problem with 'penis' is that it's an effeminate word.

2. What is the origin of the "peach" in reference to vagina? Did one of your friends have sex with a peach then told you, "Hey, Scott, this thing is better than my girlfriend!"? Inquiring minds want to know!


I honestly can't remember... And if I could, I'm not so sure I would want to remember here. <!-- s:wink: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_wink.gif" alt=":wink:" title="Wink" /><!-- s:wink: --> view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 29 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Lucimay, Subdidact

scott, you're so good to actually entertain answering this "thought-provoking" thread!!!! <!-- s:lol: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_lol.gif" alt=":lol:" title="Laughing" /><!-- s:lol: -->


actually, since the challenge began to come up with more metaphors i've been wracking my brain trying to think of something BETTER than "peach" but, whatever the genesis of the idea, it's perfect and lovely. shows a true appreciation which is much appreciated by at least this particular female fan of the books!!

regarding posting the cover, couldn't you do it with a url? view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 29 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

Brilliant, we've even had the author browsing through our delerium. That's probably not the correct term. Who cares? But now, lets move the craziness to Echoex's thread, well done sir! view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 30 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by Tattooed Hand, Auditor

May I point out that the peaches of women of different colors are, well, different colors... it's not all pink and peach...for those of you who have encountered multi-cultural peaches, you'll know what I am talking about.

Personally, I find the word peach annoying. Sure, it's a great fruit, but it's something you gobble down and then throw the pit away. So I imagine a peach is appropriate if you only encounter it once. <!-- s:oops: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_redface.gif" alt=":oops:" title="Embarassed" /><!-- s:oops: --> view post


eXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. posted 30 July 2005 in Author Q &amp; AeXXXtremely Important questions which require answers. by target, Auditor

Multi-cultural peaches? I have to say i have never encountered a multi-cultural pech. Are the diferences similar to those between a European and an African swallow? view post


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