Posted by TheFallen on December 16, 2001 at
In Reply to: Re: Unisex terms posted by ESC on December 16, 2001
: : : : During the thread of "spank the monkey," "wedding tackle" was mentioned. I haven't a clue what "wedding tackle" is referring to. Any help?
: : : As the guilty party, it behooves me to explain. I was musing as to the lack of other unisex slang terms for the genitals, and the old-fashioned (and probably regional) British slang term "wedding tackle" was about all I could dredge up.
: : : So there you have it. Tackle in the sense of equipment, and wedding in the sense of wedding - though contrarily enough there's many an old joke that assures that the fastest way for one's wedding tackle to fall into disuse is for one to go and get wed :)
: : There's also "[one's] business."
: I like the British term, "naughty bits."
Interesting... I've not heard "business" used in that sense before - to "do one's business" in the UK is a euphemism for to defecate, often used of dogs... "Go on Fido, out you go and do your business". Naughty bits I had forgotten, and without wanting to make anyone wince, I'll throw my "privates" into the melting pot.