Thursday, March 02, 2006

Sharpen your peduncles, monkeys




9 Comments:

Blogger Mikkel said...

I love the surprise ending.

12:40 am  
Blogger Leslie said...

I don't know from peduncles, so searched on the term. Here's part of the online definition:
- fresh and turgid,
- free from damage caused by hail
- free from damage caused by heating...

8:35 am  
Blogger Sara said...

Nope, none of the above. Peduncles are located in the human body.

9:13 am  
Blogger Leslie said...

Of course I saw your definition when I looked the word up, but apparently "peduncle" also refers to some (very specific...) part of some plants--something about flower stalks or stems--so I just liked playing with the contrast between your reference to the body types and the description I happened upon for the plant-stem types (for the sale of pea plants, I think).

5:49 pm  
Blogger Mikkel said...

Me, I'm more of a carbuncles man.

6:15 pm  
Blogger Sara said...

Les, I have to admit that I had to look up turgid. I was bored and was being smartassed about the peduncle word (which, I incidentally looked up in a dictionary of psychology because of my lack of imagination). Here's the flower peduncle.

7:27 pm  
Blogger Leslie said...

"Turgid" is just one of those words one doesn't run into every day, so I hope you found a comprehensive enough source that it explained (to your delight...!?!) that, unless you're some kind of scientist, the term is most commonly found referring to the phrase "male member" in certain kinds of bad writing...

10:54 pm  
Blogger MGL said...

"tumescent", "tumid" and "engorged" are also good ones.

11:53 pm  
Anonymous nicole said...

ahhh creepy.

2:16 pm  

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