Unisex terms

Posted by ESC on December 18, 2001 at

In Reply to: Unisex terms posted by Bob on December 17, 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.

: : "To do one's business" means to perform bathroom functions in the US too, but "business" also means genitals.

: And there's an inelegant slang term for intercourse, "bumpin' uglies."

I heard that expression in the movie "Sweet Dreams," a bio of Patsy Cline. It's not exactly moonlight and roses, is it.