Derrick Chapman derrickchapman at MINDSPRING.COM
Tue Jun 27 12:55:37 UTC 2000

"Clit" is a commonly heard term.  Also the truly poetic "little man in the
boat."  I think the Asiatic reference is the Pearl of the Jade Gate.

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From: American Dialect Society [mailto:ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU]On Behalf
Of Robert S. Wachal
Sent: Tuesday, June 27, 2000 8:30 AM
Subject: clitoris

There are common names for most body parts but not all.

Is there one for clitoris?  It sounds too medical for poetic use, and
'bump' which I used in a poem, seems too clunky.

Suggestions anyone?

Bob Wachal

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