I’ve never heard one called that before!

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).

For the ladies

For the gentlemen

Published by elisabethhobbes

Elisabeth’s writing career began when she entered her first novel into Harlequin’s So You Think You Can Write contest in 2013 and finished in third place. She was offered a two-book contract and hasn’t looked back. Since then she has published six Medieval romances with Harlequin Mills & Boon and doesn’t have any plans to stop! Elisabeth works as a Primary teacher but she’d rather be writing full time because unlike five year olds, her characters generally do what she tells them. When she isn’t writing, she spends most of her spare time reading and is a pro at cooking one-handed while holding a book. She loves historical fiction and has a fondness for dark haired, bearded heroes. Elisabeth enjoys skiing, singing, and exploring tourist attractions with her family. Her children are resigned to spending their weekends visiting the past. She loves hot and sour soup and ginger mojitos - but not at the same time! She lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and two cats with ridiculous names because the car broke down there in 1999 and she never left. You can find Elisabeth on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ElisabethHobbes?ref=hl and Twitter https://twitter.com/ElisabethHobbes

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