Tuesday, January 15, 2008


It must have been our brothers to the north who gave us "beaver" as a term for our quims. It's not so bad, really, if you don't picture a young Jerry Mather's moony little face or the whole lumbering, hardworking, buck-toothed, tree-gnawing rodent. However, the beaver does have a gorgeous pelt, warm, plush and luxurious, so it’s not an entirely disparaging term. And it does give "eager beaver" a whole new meaning.
For more essays on words for your southerly regions, check out Twatchmacallit columns in Lady Jaided magazine.

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