Linnea on 24 Jun at 7: Like, no genetic modifications or anything?
Words and expressions for menstruation around the world Send contributions from any culture and language! But send it even if you don't know more about it. See also an excerpt from a Dutch book about words and expressions for menstruation.
AF "As I pointed someone to your site to read about all different names for menstruation because she asked what AF stands for, I guess it belongs in your list of words for menstruation.
It is the abbreviation for Aunt Flo that some women use on Internet," writes a Dutch frequent contributor to this site.
March A friend comes to visit read about a film with this title Are you in need? April A little ketchup with my steak "I had a boyfriend who lustily referred to it as 'a little ketchup with my steak. Thought you might like a little extra positive terminology for your wonderful site.
She entitles her e-mail containing this information "That thing, that thing. First off, great site!
I don't know if you're still collecting data, but I figured I'd email you in case you were. When I was a pre-teen and teen, my dad referred to tampons as 'photons,' which led to us calling pads and tampons in general 'ammunition. Have a great week! They have both been created by me, but are related to historical circumstances: The Battle of Antietam during the Civil War is often considered the most costly single-day battle in terms of life loss on American soil.
Whenever I refer to that time as 'Antietam' and somebody raises an eyebrow in confusion, I get that look on and say 'bloodiest battle of the war.
This euphemism arises from when I was studying Greek medical thought in regards to female anatomy. Plato is quoted as remarking: A diagram of these thoughts that I once saw looked like a badger, and I am also unfortunate to get very bad cramps, so sometimes I say that the badger is very angry.
I'm sure a million more things could be said as to why there are so many ways we avoid the issue of a bleeding woman behind so many word screens, but thank you for collecting them.
July At war "I'm a college student and my roommate always uses the term 'at war' when she's on her period. All of the girls on my hall now use the term," writes the contributor.
In Septembera male wrote the following: I woke up one morning covered in blood like a war like a warning that I live in a breakable takeable body I don't recall the title and am not near my CD collection at the moment, but if you'd like the reference, just e-mail me back here and I'll look it up.
At 43 years old, my periods have always been irregular, so it is always a surprise when Aunt Fannie comes to visit again, usually after days. Of course, Aunt Flow had to come along. It was a nicer way of saying it.
Instead of "I got pms," plus the boys didn't know what the heck we were talkin about! We call pads or tampons 'welcome mats. Oh, I'm from the U.
I loved that and use it all the time! It's quite funny and has a few more euphemisms in it I'd highly recommend it. Also I called it 'inauguration' for a while when I first began my courses, because my friends joked that I'd finally been inaugurated into womanhood.
And my husband just calls it 'icky'". She later wrote, "I'm actually from Missouri.
The term 'courses' just seems a little more genteel than 'period' or 'menstruation'; a bit more Admittedly, it is a seldom used term, however, a lot of genteel-sounding language is not really used these days.
We always used to laugh at her name and say it sounded like a period. Now it's my family's favorite way to refer to it. I have a great aunt named Sally, who always meant well, but was constantly messing things up.
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