Neuticles (most unnecessary candidate?)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Feb 20 21:13:04 UTC 2013

Yup, just what they sound like:

Half a million pairs sold, and apparently Kim Kardashian is one of the many pleased customers (for her dog, she says).

Yes, as we've discussed, it's always tricky to determine whether it's the *word* that's unnecessary (or least likely to succeed) or whether it's the *concept*.  You decide.


>From the FAQ:

•What are Neuticles?

Patented Neuticles are testicular implants for pets. Neuticles are available for canines, felines, equine, bulls or any pet which is neutered. Neuticles should be implanted when the pet is neutered--but can be implanted years afterwards in most cases.

•Why Neuticles?

Why not? The 207 year-old traditional form of altering used on family pets includes the permanent removal of the pet's testicles. Many caring pet owners hesitate or even to refuse to neuter their pets because of this. Neuticles eliminates 'neuter-hesitant' concerns - as a 'Neuticled' pet looks exactly the same after surgery. With Neuticles its like nothing ever changed!
Some bad news for all those guys who wanted to be the first on their block...

•Can Neuticles be implanted in people?

While the material used for Neuticles is FDA approved, a second FDA approval is required by law for each area of the human body an implant is placed. No company, including Neuticles, has FDA approval for solid silicone or polypropylene testicular implants. Neuticles are perfectly safe for pets but cannot legally be used on people.

The American Dialect Society -

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