Monday, July 03, 2006

Never Enough DUH Moments Department

My blogpal belledame222 hits the proverbial nail right on the head:
If one keeps talking and talking and talking about the almighty Penis (and its straight, oppressive owners), one is implicitly suggesting that it is, in fact, more important than anything else. Even if one does it in exclusively negative ways. [her emphasis]

I tell you, belledame222, that took balls. Um, I mean vulvas. I mean to say, that your ovaries hang low. Er, no, what I'm trying to say is, you've got a big set of, uh, tits?

GUTS. Yes, you have guts.

Ever get a feeling that it's going to take a lot of language evolution, just to get metaphors that don't keep us talking and talking about O Phallae?


Sage said...

All kidding aside, I'd really like to find a good expression that parallels balls=courage. Maybe if I keep using "ovaries" in their place, it'll eventually stop sounding so awkward.

I suppose I could always say "courage." But what fun is that?

footyfoot said...

But then again, along with the implications of power and authority come the hostile uses and shades of meaning. Perhaps it is better to let the penis take most of the "rap" when it comes to insults, threats, and so forth? Aside from the occasional "cunt" (ok, more than occasional with people from the UK) and "pussy", do you really want the warm welcoming womb and attendant tissues becoming as infamous a term as "prick", "dickhead", or other such phallic epithets? Perhaps there is a REASON the feminine parts are not talked of as often, and maybe it doesn't come from an implication of overWEEN(heh.)ing importance. Maybe it is best to keep some sacred mystery?