In Reply to: "Extras" quote posted by ESC on June 28, 2009 at 22:43:
: I'm probably going to regret asking. But what does "minge" mean? It's a quote from "Extras" .
: Maggie's Boyfriend: [while having sex] Oh, come on love, you're like a dead horse, put a bit of minge round it!
Since the start of the 20th century (according to the OED), minge has been used to mean either the female pudenda, or especially the female bush, i.e., pubic hair. I don't know what Maggie's boyfriend wants her to do, but I'm guessing he wants her to squeeze.
As you might expect, the Urban Dictionary has many examples of the usage of minge. I'll only repeat the first two.
The minge is not the actual vagina, but the hair surrounding the area. On the labia majora and the pubic mound. Loose, shaggy hair that is not neatly trimmed, and may be a little fragranced with 'girl perfume'.
"My minge is so sweaty, and tufts of hair are coming out the side of my pants. Perhaps I should get a Brazillian." . . .
The fur lined entrance to the spasm chasm.
Edible but can induce retching if hairs come loose and lodge in ones throat
"i was munching minge till my jaw ached" . . .
The Urban Dictionary has a separate entry for Ginger Minge:
A woman with the most unfortunate condition of possessing ginger pubic hair.
"I ain't goin' down on her, she's a GINGERMINGE."
(I apologize for having slightly edited the above entry with punctuation.)
I don't know why this condition is unfortunate. Personally, I'm against discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, creed, or minge tinge.
Note: Ginger Minge is also the alias of a female on MySpace. It's interesting what names a woman will choose for her "nic."
Minge is also the name of a village in Azerbaijan, of a village in Lithuania, and of a particular type of biting fly. The aptly named Uncyclopedia has a fake article confusing or conflating the usual meaning, relating to a female property, with the biting fly. It tries hard to be cute, and has cute illustrations, but falls somewhat flat as regards humor. See, if you want to be really thorough: