Warning- links in this post contain language that may offend.
Since starting writing I’ve searched for all manner of things I never expected to. If my internet use is being monitored I’m sure the powers that be are building up a rather odd picture of my interests. The other week I was searching for methods of hanging in Norman England (trapdoor opening or just push the condemned ladder? Most likely the latter which was good as it gave me the opportunity for a dramatic end to a couple of characters). I was also searching for terms to describe certain body parts and came across these wonderful and extremely helpful timelines of terms used for male and female genitalia recorded back as far as the 1200s. Some of them are wonderfully descriptive, others I found hard to work out the origin, quite a few would make wonderful character names in themselves.
I was prompted to write this post after a conversation with a friend regarding the fun game of rearranging spice jars in the supermarket to spell out rude words and began wondering whether it would be more fun to use old terms. For anyone wishing to extend their repertoire of herb based humour follow the links below (which as far as I know is an un-used term).