Thursday, January 15, 2009

Word of the day

Reading a book last night where a woman is described wearing a dress up to her pudenda. What's that? Had a good guess but still compelled to look it up. So, if you use it, don't show your ignorance and mix the uses of plural and singular.

Main Entry: pu·den·dum
Pronunciation: \pyu̇-ˈden-dəm\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s):
plural pu·den·da \-də\ the external genital organs of a human being and especially of a woman —usually used in plural.

Etymology: (date 1634) New Latin, singular of Latin pudenda, from neuter plural of pudendus, gerundive of pudēre (GET THIS) to be ashamed.


John said...

You would not be ashamed if you realized you had unknowingly been flashing your pudenda?

SkitzoLeezra said...

Guess the distinction is between knowingly and unknowingly.

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