Posted by Lewis on November 26, 2004
In Reply to: Re: Hmmm.. I just keep on learning don't I??? posted by Lotg on November 24, 2004
: : : : : : : There was a discussion about gender of various concepts, and the issue of the camel toe comes to mind. What is the male equivalent of the camel toe?
: : : : : : The male equivalent would be "bulge". You have to say it a certain way, at a certain time, but it's just plain "bulge".
: : : : : : My understanding is that "Camel Toe" was coined or became popular from a sketch on the "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" show back in 2001. There was a character named Camel Toe Annie who came out waering sweat pants and did a dance with this ridiculously obvious camel toe. Not that I can stay up that late; somebody e-mailed me a clip.
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: : : : : I'd once heard a comedian say that it looks like a man is trying to smuggle plums. Perhaps a phrase can be made from that analogy. Although, if it is said a certain way, as Brian suggests, 'bulge' is apt.
: : : : Hmmm... I wonder who started this thread - she says suspiciously...
: : : : I must say, until I was recently 'enlightened' by an American friend, I'd never heard the term before. Sheltered life?
: : : : How many toes does a camel have anyway?
: : : OK, well I've done the research and I now know that camels have two toes, thus the term (as presented by Flyguy) I can see must be confined to the female gender. Although the squirrel's pretty impressive don't you think?
: : Goddess.......you got to the squirrel, did you? Seems to me there was a lot of research on your part since the squirrel was on the last page of 9 'mens Camel Toe' pages. The effort you put into being fully informed is impressive.
: Thankyou Flyguy. I do like to immerse myself in my work.
'lunchbox' became popular when male athletes started to wear skin-tight lycra. there was no hiding from the obvious male appendage and so somebody on TV started to call it a 'lunchbox' and make light of it. packet, lunchpack etc - all variations on a theme.
I hadn't come across 'camel toe' until on here.
we just used to say something about reading lips.