the new "euphemism"

John Doe hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Dec 22 22:17:43 UTC 2013

On Sun, Dec 22, 2013 at 5:02 AM, W Brewer <brewerwa at> wrote:

> Pudenda muliebria seems a safe, effective vaginal euphemism.

Why is it that anyone thinks that there is a need for a euphemism for a
scientific term that is already more a euphemism - "sheath" - *far* less
specific than the suggested replacement? Or not, if you don't know Latin
and have never been exposed to Victorian pornographers who used that term
as a cover for "cunnus."


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