Lynne Murphy lynnem at COGS.SUSX.AC.UK
Tue Jun 27 12:57:52 UTC 2000

> 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

The 'common' name is 'clit'.  But I don't think 'clitoris' is any more
medical sounding than 'penis'.  It's certainly better than
'pseudophallus' or anything like that.

Some figurative/slang names are the 'pearl', 'button', and the
ever-popular 'little man in the boat'.

Not sure I want to know about the poem,

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