Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Apr 8 02:47:50 UTC 2005

At 5:46 PM +0100 4/7/05, neil wrote:
>I'm possibly aware of it from Roger's profanisaurus.
>See also
>page 4
This is very nice.  Note, however, the following claim on p. 19 of
this treatise:

"In Sanskrit, one of the ancient languages from which English
derives, the female genital part we call the vag [we do?], or cunt,
was called 'cushi'. The ancient Greeks called it 'cunnus', and then
in Old English it became 'queynt'.  Now we know it as 'cunt'."

I'm hoping Dr. Morrissey's sexual expertise is more reliable than her
etymology and comparative linguistics.


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