You Learn Something New Every Day–On The Internets

by Belle Waring on March 10, 2005

I don’t know how to put this delicately…but I never knew there were so many–ah–euphemisms (kakophemisms?) for anal intercourse until I read this list of words which you cannot emblazon on an NFL personalized jersey. And, I think that if you had asked me, I would have said I did indeed know quite a good number. The scales have fallen from my eyes. (via Hit and Run.)



Richard 03.10.05 at 8:23 pm

Ah, I was trying to do this all day. Interesting to note that certain swear words aren’t on that list. ‘Bollocks’, for example. Also ‘twat’ or ‘wanker’. Though quite why one would want the latter two on a shirt is beyond me.


Jeremy Osner 03.10.05 at 8:49 pm

Richard — your final sentence could be said of almost anything on the list however. People are strange.


george 03.10.05 at 8:50 pm

You might as well have titled this post Click Here To Be Fired.


Chris Martin 03.10.05 at 10:19 pm

“Deposit” is an obscenity?!


Ereshkigal 03.10.05 at 8:41 pm

I see that you can still get “Santorum.”


Richard Bellamy 03.11.05 at 11:22 am

Although all misspellings are banned, the correctly spelled “masturbate” is apparently permitted.

Or maybe it’s just that no one who actually wanted it on their shirt ever spelled it right, so it never came up.


Thomas L. Tompkins 03.12.05 at 10:44 am

My favourite list of euphimisms for anal sex is this one:
And it was written by a Crooked Timber author!

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