"blue"(English)=obscene. Why "green" in Spanish?

Mullins, Bill Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL
Wed Jul 21 16:20:16 UTC 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas G. Wilson [mailto:douglas at NB.NET]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 20, 2004 9:26 PM
> Subject: Re: "blue"(English)=obscene. Why "green" in Spanish?
> Again from ignorance, I speculate that the Japanese "pinku"
> might refer simply to skin, or to blushing skin maybe (a less
> mentionable possibility which might seem superficially
> plausible to some is actually unlikely IMHO).

Does Japanese use their word for pink as a euphemism for vagina,
as in "stinky pinky"?

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