Saturday, April 11, 2009

Continuing the Cult of the Vagina

ASL, spanish, english, vagina, fertility, festival, easter
Thanks to uzza, we can all learn the ASL for "vagina". (That's not uzza, she just gave me the link. Thanks, uzza!)

I'm fairly certain the only way to properly celebrate a fertility festival is to learn how to talk about vaginas with everyone you meet, including the deaf. Please feel free to share how to discuss vaginas in any language other than English that you know.

Unfortunately, the only other language I speak is Spanish, and "vagina" in Spanish is "vagina", though it's not pronounced the same way.


  1. LOL I don't think they taught us the word for vagina in french class.

  2. See, you were woefully unprepared for your yearly ob/gyn visit, should it happen in quebec . . . or france, or one of those countries in africa that speaks french.

    they let you down.

  3. Thank you for the mention of Spanish pronunciation. An acquaintance of mine, about 10 years ago, was going through a divorce. She was from Argentina and her English was good, though heavily accented. She and some other friends and I were having ourselves a little bitch session, and she said "He, like all men, follows his penis." However, her pronunciation of the word was more like "pennies." With 5 years of Spanish under my belt, I should have caught on more quickly, but it took a few hours of thinking "Yeah, just like my ex, it's all about money!" before the lightbulb came on over my head...

  4. ROFL! yeah, vah-hee-nah, emphasis on the "hee". and, yes "penis" would be pronounced pay-nees in spanish, though argintinean spanish is very different from the formal castillian i learned in college. (official spanish of spain.)

  5. French for vagina is "vagin" pronounced with a soft "g"

    We are a bit unimaginative with slang and also call it a "chatte" which is just french for "pussy"

  6. okay, stew, now i get to ask: you're not an american expat living in france? i only ask because your english isn't just good, it's idiomatically perfectly american. i can usually tell a nonnative speaker, or a brit from an american, but if english is not your native tongue, i'm impressed.


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