Q: Pupil of the eye as the most expansive male organ

Charles Doyle cdoyle at UGA.EDU
Mon Jun 26 12:12:07 UTC 2006

The pure of heart will recognize the poem as a description
of a buttonhole.


>And Charles Doyle <cdoyle at UGA.EDU> contributes
an "anonymous bit of deniable-ribaldry from the 18th
>The answer, the answer, please!!
>m a m

>  I'm a hole, though too narrow
>  When first I am tried.
>  Yet the thing I was made for
>  Can stretch me out wide.
>  Though at the first entrance
>  Perhaps I may tease ye,
>  Soon after I commonly
>  Prove for to please ye.
>  I'm long in shape,
>  And my depth can't be found,
>  And when I'm stretched open,
>  My form is more round.
>  Though I'm nothing but mouth,
>  Yet no teeth can you find.
>  I am chiefly before
>  Though I'm sometimes behind.

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