slang terms for "clitoris"

Page Stephens hpst at EARTHLINK.NET
Thu Jul 22 16:01:18 UTC 2004

Not exactly clitorus but when I was looking for it online I did find this
interesting dissertation about the word cunt.

Page Stephens

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From: "Douglas G. Wilson" <douglas at NB.NET>
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 2:28 AM
Subject: Re: slang terms for "clitoris"

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> Well, I surely never heard of "pearltongue" or "purrtongue"; I guess I
> haven't been getting out enough. I presume "pearltongue" to be primary. I
> have heard "pearl diving" ( = "muff diving"), but I never knew what the
> pearl was. Jonathon Green's dictionary says the pearl is ... y'all guessed
> Google does provide a few instances of "pearltongue" = "clitoris",
> supposedly a 'chiefly black' word.
> Note also French "languette" = "clitoris", which appears in Farmer's
> "Vocabula Amatoria", etc.
> Also note the charming "budgie's tongue" in the same sense ("budgie" =
> "budgerigar" = "parrakeet"). I don't recall ever hearing this myself.
> Any connection between "pearltongue" and "poontang"?
> -- Doug Wilson

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