Political teabagging and sexual teabagging have attracted lots of controversy recently, but a lesser-known variety — research teabagging — has much to recommend it. In case you have not encountered the word “teabagging”, here’s some linguistic background. Political teabagging takes its name from a twisted, angry dip into American/British history: the “Boston Tea Party” anti-tax […]
Here are some runners-up in the Elephant Origin Limerick Competition, which asked for a limerick to honor the study “A Simple and Inexpensive Molecular Method for Sexing and Identification of the Forensic Samples of Elephant Origin,” Sandeep K. Gupta, Kumarasamy Thangaraj [pictured here], Lalji Singh, Journal of Forensic Sciences, vol. 51, no. 4, July 2006, […]
Welby Ings, who looked at the beat-trolling in the Soob, and ever-so-much more, has published apace on many subjects, including: “Matters of Convenience: discourses between physical, legal and linguistic frameworks impacting on the New Zealand public toilet,” Public Space, The Journal of Law & Social Justice, vol.1. no.1., 2007.
Ings looks at the beat-trolling in the Soob, and ever-so-much more: “Trolling the Beat to Working the Soob: Changes in the Language of the Male Sex Worker in New Zealand” Welby Ings, International Journal of Lexicography, 2010, DOI 10.1093/ijl/ecp038. (Thanks to Cyrus Shaoul for bringing this to our attention.) The author, at the School of […]
Love, donuts, and vaginal blood flow all play starring roles in a 2003 patent application that smacks of the Valentine’s spirit. US patent application 2003/0026827 bears the title: “ADDITIVES FOR MAKING NOVELTY EDIBLE COMESTIBLES AND SCENTED PRODUCTS THAT ARE DESIGNED FOR SEXUAL AROUSAL”. Inventor Mark Moore of Tallahassee, Florida, explains that “The edible and/or consumable […]
A third scene from the documentary about Ig Nobel Prize winner Dr. Nakamats. This is about the Love Jet, one of his many inventions. It pertains to sex.
A 1983 medical report about Mexico [see details below] conceivably helps explain this January 28, 2010 AFP report (in the Windsor Star) from Argentina: Eating pork is at least as effective as popping a Viagra pill to spice up your sex life, according to Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, who claims to have tested the theory. […]