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CyberCornEntropic

Wordplay – Silly Naughtiness

Shall we learn a new word?
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tittery-whoppet, n. An archaic euphemism for the female genitalia.
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I'd apologize if this offends any readers, but the point of a euphemism is to speak of unsavory topics in a publicly acceptable way. On another note, according to the authors of my source, this is the silliest euphemism for the female genitals they could find.

My Source: Depraved and Insulting English, Peter Novobatzky and Ammon Shea
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Added: 5 years, 3 months ago
 
DOtter
5 years, 3 months ago
...yes, that is definitely silly.
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 3 months ago
Which kind of makes it a shame that it's fallen out of use. :(
dmfalk
5 years, 3 months ago
When I wrote "A Night In Babs' Room"
back in '93 (My goodness, 20 years, now!), I went out of my way to avoid the usual crass language to refer to sex and sexual anatomy, largely as an answer to all the crappy sex stories that populated the Usenet newsgroup alt.sex.stories at the time, as well as an answer to what passed for toon porn at the time, which were simply character "x" doing character "y", and simply slapping names of characters in place, without it being befitting of the characters.... Whether I succeeded or not, I did establish a standard of toon porn then referred to as TTBS (after a thread in alt.tv.tiny-toons about Tiny Toons Bar Soap, which at the time Avon was selling...which brought up many interesting comments and responses!), that largely is still used-- Naughty stories & art that are actually in-character, or close enough.

I'm still one of the few practitioners who won't write in crude language for sex scenes. ...And I like sex!

(The story was also my first attempt to write comedy, as well as to write a sex story...)

BTW, I credit Sir Paul for the first mention of female masturbation in a Beatles song:

" She came in through the bathroom window
Protected by a silver spoon
Now she sucks her thumb and wanders
By the banks of her own lagoon


...Yes, that's exactly what it means. :)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 3 months ago
Hunh, I would not have guessed that's what McCartney meant with those lyrics.  That may be why they're not much commented on by most people.  Not that I've ever been in a position to know what people comment about with Beatle lyrics.

Interesting about your establishing a standard.  I'd think it would improve the storytelling because an emphasis is made to avoid the bog standard clichéd belief that adult stuff requires adult language.  More often than not, I think that such language detracts from the effect rather than enhances it.
dmfalk
5 years, 3 months ago
That was precisely why I wrote it- it had gotten so cookie-cutter that it needed to be challenged. Besides, the measure of a good writer, based on my experience in science fiction, is the ability to be as creative as possible with words, or you end up boring the reader to tears. You want the reader to not only read the story, but to read it to its conclusion, and hope it was a satisfactory read. So many don't grasp the language aspect, thus many stories get tedious. (The same applies in graphic art, and how many don't grasp the Rule of Circles, so their art ends up looking very sloppy.)

(No, this isn't any critique of you, specifically- You actually are good with both concepts, respectively!)

d.m.f.
CyberCornEntropic
5 years, 3 months ago
" dmfalk wrote:
That was precisely why I wrote it- it had gotten so cookie-cutter that it needed to be challenged. Besides, the measure of a good writer, based on my experience in science fiction, is the ability to be as creative as possible with words, or you end up boring the reader to tears. You want the reader to not only read the story, but to read it to its conclusion, and hope it was a satisfactory read. So many don't grasp the language aspect, thus many stories get tedious. (The same applies in graphic art, and how many don't grasp the Rule of Circles, so their art ends up looking very sloppy.)

" "You know this is going to end in tears." ~ Marvin the Paranoid Android

:p

Sometimes, the status quo needs to be shaken up, especially when it's stuck in a rut.  I've noticed that, even among non-pornographic works, writers tend to think mature situations must have foul language in order to be authentically mature, yet they end up creating horrible caricatures of the characters if they're lucky.  It's especially bad among many fan fiction writers since one can compare the writer's rendition against the canon version and see how much the former deviates from the latter.  In my opinion, you did the right thing with your challenge.  Nor were you the only one who saw it was needed.  A standard isn't established until people choose to follow it, after all.


" dmfalk wrote:
(No, this isn't any critique of you, specifically- You actually are good with both concepts, respectively!)

Thanks.  I try. :)

I have considered writing porn (specifically with leptics and using something inspired by precolonial African traditions) if only to say that I can do it if I was ever so inclined, but, as usual, I haven't gotten around to it.  Like you, I don't really want to use mature language.  I'd prefer to use more poetic terms or, at least, ones less steeped in Western obscenity.  Probably the closest I've gotten so far (publicly) is the flower-bee dialogue I stuffed in my comment on
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" "A pole for a hole!" cried the otter.  "If the AllCreator had not wanted us to enjoy them, He wouldn't have given us either!"

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