Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Pudenda Puritanica

noun: pudendum; plural noun: pudenda
  1. a person's external genitals, especially a woman's.
mid 17th century: from Latin pudenda (membra ) ‘(parts) to be ashamed of,’ neuter plural of the gerundive of pudere ‘be ashamed.’

The rise of the Puritans in the mid 17th century and the linking of a woman's genitalia with the word "pudere" or "be ashamed"

Coincidence? I think not.

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