Thursday, August 24, 2006

word origin: Tampax

Because I know you want to know.

On September 12, 1933, gynecologist Dr. Earle Cleveland Haas received a patent for the internally worn tampon. (It there an externally worn one??)
Anyway.
He dubbed it "Tampax" by combining the words "tampon" and "vaginal pack."


No, no. No need to thank me. You're welcome.

5 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

Okay PG, you walked right into my Tampon Joke.

Billy and Jimmy, two 10-year old boys, are playing by the street corner when a $20 bill comes fluttering up the gutter. They snag it. Excitedly they both start discussing what to do with their windfall.

Buy candy? No, they'd only get sick from that much candy.

Toys? No, their mothers wouldn't believe where they got the money, and wouldn't let 'em keep the toys.

Finally Billy realizes what they should do: buy a box of tampons!

Jimmy: "Tampons? I don't even know what those are!"

Billy: "Neither do I. But I seen the commercials for 'em. You can ride horses, go swimming, play tennis, you name it!"

HST said...

how appropriate that you posted this today, seeing as how I had my own vagina pack examined.

no no, YOU'RE welcome:)

puerileuwaite said...

Once vaginas reached $4 a pack, I forced myself to quit.

Yeah, him. said...

I think I'll be including these nuggets as classroom knowledge.

Party Girl said...

P: I've never heard that one. I must say I am glad I walked right into it.

Homely: Well, duh. I knew that, why do you think I posted this today?

P: *sits here shaking her head*

Dan: Yay!!!Tell me how it goes! I do love it when my dorks catch on.