Sunday, May 15, 2011
Literary research into Little Dick
Julia Lawrinson, YAL writer and literary livewire, has been doing a little research into what young boys call their penis. I fell over laughing at the last one!
"When I asked my Facebook buddies about modern terminology for boy bits - for the purposes of the latest version of Losing It (yes, really!) - it caused much household mirth, as middle-aged and otherwise respectable parents called out to their offspring, 'Hey! What do you young folk call penises these days?' The 56 comments the request amassed included:
dick (de rigeur, apparently)
doodle (archaic, apparently, tho my sentimental favourite)
dingle dangle (I'm not making this up)
donger (not the thing you sleep in on mine sites)
luscious love muscle
doohickey (my favourite)
wing wang (my equal favourite)
transcendental signifier (For all of you who suffered Literary Theory at university. The friend who contributed this, one of the brainiest people on the planet, tried to train her young sons in irony at an early age. But even child geniuses prefer dick, it seems.)"
Follow more research at Julia's blog at http://julialawrinson.blogspot.com/2011/05/boy-bits.html