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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

my new hobby

Thanks to Denise Sutherland and her new book, "Word Searches for Dummies," I have begun composing word search puzzles for the campus newspaper. Themes thus far have been "What's for Dinner?" and "Where does all the Money Go?" The paper could do with a bit of excitement, so my next theme was, "It's Mr. Happy!" using euphamisms for penis. I threw in the earthy Anglo-Saxon terms as well as cutesy things like "weewee," and "trouser snake."

I put my name on it, so I am already working on my, "What? These are college kids. They've heard all the dirty words already. And I didn't use anything they couldn't find in Chaucer." A good defense is well prepared, right? And if it stimulates a few letters to the editor, so much the better.

BUT, as I worked on the word list, I was interested in how many euphamisms start with W or P. I wonder why that is? All I could think of that didn't was: tool, unit, c-ck, d-ck and trouser snake. I would be willing to do an expanded version of the word search if I had more words. Any suggestions?

17 Comments:

  • At 7:57 AM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    Sword is all I can come up with.

     
  • At 9:40 AM , Anonymous LindaG said...

    A variation - trouser trout. Also isn't there one with the term "one-eyed"? One-eyed monster or something? And how about that favorite of bodice-ripper authors everywhere, "His Manhood"?

     
  • At 9:48 AM , Blogger Lyssa Kaehler said...

    Don't forget schlong.

     
  • At 9:56 AM , Blogger Karen S. said...

    I seem to remember near the end of the last Austen Powers movie they did a scene where they must have had at least 10 references when the ship was flying overhead all relating to your-ahem- subject!! :-)

    funny idea for a theme!!

     
  • At 10:09 AM , Blogger Em said...

    I'm not ashamed to admit it, I know several different euphemisms. I'll e-mail them to you. I knew that reading all those goofy romance novels would come in handy one day!

     
  • At 11:43 AM , Anonymous tlbwest said...

    What about "dangly bits?"
    I'm with Em on this one - I could go on at length. I like my goofy romances, middle-aged, highly literate, well-educated woman of substance that I am...

     
  • At 12:22 PM , Blogger Wannietta said...

    "Willy", "Winky" ??

     
  • At 2:05 PM , Blogger Kate said...

    Member. Meat. Friend-down-under. Disco stick. Joystick.
    Those are some of the ones I can think of off the top of my head. What a wonderful theme! I want a copy of it when you've completed it, I think it will make me laugh very hard.

     
  • At 4:38 PM , Blogger Rose Lefebvre said...

    Hmmm...I have heard schlong, wee willie, one-eyed monster, dingle dangle, winkie,....

     
  • At 6:12 PM , Blogger Tiggywinkle Knits said...

    One of our nephews called his a "winger dinger".

     
  • At 6:47 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    I think you'll definitely have to put it online. And how about Johnson, willie the one eyed wonder worm, little head,

     
  • At 10:41 AM , Blogger Lucia said...

    Shvantz, putz, wiener, prick (George Carlin: you can prick your finger on TV, but...), prong, naughty bits or just bits (that one is actually gender neutral), johnson, and a bunch I can't think of at the moment. (My contributions plus schlong do not remotely exhaust the Yiddish vocabulary in this area. It's kinda like the infamous panoply of Inuit words for snow, although I think that one may be a rural legend.)

     
  • At 4:43 AM , Blogger Jejune said...

    Oh cool, I'm so thrilled that you're writing your own word searches - I love the themes you're coming up with too!

    I'm not allowed to write such risque puzzles for my books or syndicator, so I'm glad you're taking up that particular cause! LOL :D

    I don't think I can add anything to the rather impressive list here so far ;)

     
  • At 4:48 AM , Blogger Jejune said...

    Dotter says there's a website which has a massive list of euphemisms ... ah, just found it. Here you go!

     
  • At 6:47 AM , Blogger Heide said...

    Do nick names count? I've heard parts referred to as Russle the Love Muscle, Herbie the Love Plug, Captain Winkie, The Purple Plunger and regular names, like Freddie. Some more generic terms I remember include tallywhacker, Ding Dong Wiggly Wang and Johnson. Please share the list.

     
  • At 7:48 AM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    trouser trout, wonder worm, junk, man parts, marriage tackle, Mini-me, dumb stick, and... well, I could go on... But this topic was actually big on another blog... it's not safe for work, but this link has a whole lot of fodder for your fun new endeavor! http://www.emlynley.com/blog/?p=698#comments

     
  • At 11:10 AM , Blogger The Fibers of Life said...

    Oh Roxie,
    Only you could come up with such a clever, erudite subject and handle it with such humor and actual LMAO (laughing my ass off) fall off your chair stuff. I have heard it referred to the "one-eyed snake". I'm a little late in my follow up but hey, its great to catch up!

     

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