Thursday, October 19, 2006

word origin: hermaphrodite

The term, hermaphrodite, meaning to have the sex organs of both a male and female derives from the Greek god and goddess, Hermes and Aphrodite. They gave birth to a son who ended up half man and half woman.

13 comments:

puerileuwaite said...

So does this mean when someone tells me to go "screw myself", they're accusing me of "hermaphroditiosity"?

Okay, for once, I have a few variations.

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hermafrodite - a hermaphrodite with a "fro"

Hermanphrofright - Herman Munster, if HE were a hermaphrodite

Mighty Hermaphodite - Woody Allen's next movie

hermathphrodite - a math teacher with this condition

HermaphRodizio Grill - a Brazialian restaurant that caters to the hermaphrodite crowd

Geothermaphrodite - a hermaphrodite who really enjoys visiting Old Faithful and hot springs

Da Wah HermaphroDitty - if Manfred Man was more than just a man

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Thank you. I needed that!

Vagina Terrorist said...

wow, i just got a headache reading through that whole comment.

Party Girl said...

P: Wow, that was a good list. Thourough.

I read it last night when I was very, very tired.

Much funnier this morning when I am more awake.

You so cleva!

Party Girl said...
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Party Girl said...

vag: Yeah, he's good.

Pyrhonik said...

*groan* I can't believe that I didn't clue into that one all this time!

The list above is quite funny.

Missed ya PG, haven't been here in a while. I see I have some reading to do ~)

Cheers,

limpy99 said...

For some reason a friend of mine called them "batwangers"

I never knew why.

Jeff Crowder said...

If you were a hermaphrodite, you'd have twice the chances of getting laid! Everyone is fair game!

ePixie29 said...

Jeff - not sure I'd agree with you there. After all, some people will scorn the unknown!

Nice list, puerileuwaite!

GirlGoyle said...

PureL...you are world of wisdom. So does a hermaphrodite use the ladies room or the men's room...I've always wondered.

Yeah, him. said...

My question then becomes: Bulfinch or Hamilton?

I gotta say, I'm partial to Bulfinch since he was first, but good ol' Edith is ok too.

Gotta love those Greek mythology bedtime stories.

Party Girl said...

Py: I am here to help and inform.

no prob on falling behind. I am guilty of that with everyone right now.

Jeff: being a hermie is like being bi, it truly just opens up all the possibilities.

epix: then again, epix has a point.

Yeah, him: as someone who is in a myth class right now and studying ALL...ALL...the gods..they got a story for everyone and everything.

Haven't gotten to Edith, yet. Is she the Jewish goddess of all things musical?

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