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Happy Monday, everyone. (Yes, I know that’s an oxymoron for most of us…) Hope if you’re in the US you got your taxes/extension filed.

Today’s question of the day: I know language is subjective, but what’s the worst thing you’ve ever seen male and/or female genitalia called in a romance/erotica book?

Feel free to chime in below. πŸ™‚

Monday Mish-Mash QOTD: He did what to her what with his what?
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8 thoughts on “Monday Mish-Mash QOTD: He did what to her what with his what?

  • April 16, 2013 at 8:22 am

    This is going to sound ridiculous but I HATE when I’m getting into a steamy scene and it’s ruined by the words penis or vagina. I feel like I’m back in 8th grade health class! I’m reading a romance! Sheesh. Don’t be scared to get dirrrrty πŸ™‚

    Although, I do gag a little when I read about anything ‘dripping’ ‘honey’. LOL.

    Read a book a while back that grossly over used the word honey. (not talking about the kind that comes in the little bear) I almost stopped reading it all together! Then I made it into a drinking game. I took a sip every time ‘the word’ was used…..
    Funny thing; a bottle of riesling later and the word didn’t bother me as much. lol

  • April 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Her peach – never looked at the fruit the same way πŸ˜€ πŸ™

  • April 16, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    The worst one for me was when the book said slamming into her love box. I kept seeing a glove box in a car.

  • April 16, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Honestly it’s quite a turn off when a writer uses ‘penis’ because, for me, it’s scientific and the word peenissss just isn’t romantic or sexy. I’m probably odd though. I don’t even mind cheesy names for it. Lol

  • April 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    In the past I have not been one to use ‘bad language’ but I now know that on occasion a well placed word or two can let people know just how upset/furious one is even more so when you have the reputation for not using such words!
    As for CUNextTuesday… I have just finished reading another authors book where the guy used it in terms of “your beautiful ..,” and when she startled he gave her a beautiful explanation of when such a word is okay and acceptable.. and I thought.. yeah I can accept that… similarly the F-bomb so over used at times generally and I dislike it very much when used as a term of abuse but between two people in a ‘hot’ moment then it is okay. So I guess it is all about context.
    I too find vagina/penis a bit sharp, technical or scientific for a romance/erotic read.
    I guess any word over used in a book would start to jar/irritate as one reads.

  • April 18, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Both Charise Sinclair and E.L. James used “there” to refer to a vagina. It stopped me.

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