--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> wrote: > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "sparaig" <sparaig@> wrote: > > > > > > --- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, "authfriend" <jstein@> > wrote: > > <snip> > > > > (Side note: I wish to heck folks could bring themselves > > > > to use the term "uterus" rather than the biblical- > > > > sounding "womb" when they're speaking clinically. We > > > > no longer shy away from "penis" and "vagina"; why should > > > > "uterus" seem so threatening a term that we have to > > > > substitute "womb"?) > > > > > > Er, don't like "dick" or "cunt," either? Blame the Normans. > > > > Uh...huh? > > > > When does anybody use "dick" or "cunt" in a clinical > > context? > > That's my point, Judy. Those are no-no words to use in polite > company including medical contexts, even though they are > unambiguous and shorter to boot.
"Dick" and "cunt" are vulgar slang (check the dictionary; the word "cunt" is identified as "usually obscene" and the word "dick" as "usually vulgar"). "Uterus" is perfectly respectable clinical term, like "intestines" or "urinary tract" or "prostate" or "ovaries" or "vagina" or "penis." Clinicians and reporters have no problem using those terms, and most laypeople know what they mean and have no objection to them either. Yet they get all squeamish suddenly when it comes to "uterus." Makes no sense. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/