Monday, April 30, 2007

Let's Talk About....

The beast with two backs?

Whatever happened to the use of the good old word... Sex? And how in the world did "the beast with two backs" become a euphemism for sex? Can anyone explain that one?

I've seen a lot of creative words for sex and for different body parts. At times they've been so ridiculous they're hilarious. I won't use any examples out of books because this isn't about knocking anyone's writing. It's a simple discussion of a simple matter.

I needed to find a saying earlier. A cliche if you will. Because... well, we've discussed my cliche issues in prior posts. And I couldn't think of the word ciche so I googled euphemism. I know, cliche is much simpler, but sometimes my brain doesn't work that way. What I found were several websites with euphemisms for sex. And I thought... I write about that, let's see what they have.

I found the typical stuff we've all heard countless times. "Doing it" "Bumping uglies" which still confuses me. Guys use this phrase, but heaven help someone if they something disparaging about said guy's "little guy".

But then I found phrases I had never heard of. Some I couldn't even figure out. If I had heard them in conversation I would have no clue the person was referring to sex. Phrases like, "Waxing the giraffe" I get it, but I wouldn't have without thought. And "The beast with two backs" I have no clue. Maybe I'm naive, but it completely escapes me.

Then there was "Coitus" which I see where it relates, but it sounds more like an STD than something pleasurable. Maybe in a historical? Though I can't say I've seen it.

Here's the website where I found these little gems so you know I didn't make them up. I'm creative, but no that creative!

I also found this funny story about a guy who couldn't apparently say the word sex to his wife. I'm sure it's fiction, but funny none the less.

What's the funniest euphemism for sex you've ever heard?


PS I'm sure this post should garner some interesting google search returns! :o)


Cole said...

LOL!!! First I LOVE that picture! :) Second, I'm no good at these... most of the time I get the eye roll from the hubby when I say... what does that mean? :)


Emma Sinclair said...

Beast with two Backs?

Yeah, I don't get it either. Unless maybe it's 'cause the fronts are pressed together so all you could see is backs, but its...weak.

If someone said it to me, I wouldn't know what they were talking about.

Shelli Stevens said...

Okay I'm still trying to figure out the beast with two backs.... yeah nope. Drawing a blank :D There are funny ones out there!

Dara Edmondson said...

Think of a couple doing it facing each other. If you circled around them, what would you see? A grunting, humping beast - with two backs.
I know a couple who calls sex "doing the laundry" in front of the kids!

Bebe Thomas said...

Knocking boots! Really, who wears boots when they're "doing the laundry"?!?

Lis said...

I'm lost on the beast with 2 backs too lol

Boots reminds me of cowboys and the Shania song 'whose bed have your boots been under' :)