Wednesday, November 07, 2007


From Harper's Weekly: The New York Times Style section published a feature on the rise of the term "vajayjay" to describe female genitalia. "The reason that vajayjay has caught on, I think, is because there is a black --Southern especially-- naming tradition, which is to have names like Ray Ray and Boo Boo and things like that," said John H. McWhorter, a linguist at the Manhattan Institute. "It sounds warm and familiar and it almost makes the vagina feel like a little cartoon character with
eyes that walks around."
And top golfer Vijay Singh, who complained about women joining the men's tour, would be very, very nervous indeed.

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Anonymous volume-addict said...

Oprah was the very first person I ever heard use that term. It looks like it's really now catching on like wildfire in the mainstream.

1:21 AM  
Blogger Mel said...

In Jakarta their equivalent of our tricycle is called bajaj (pronounced bajay) and we got a kick out of saying 'Ayan may bajaj na' or 'Napasakay na naman ako sa bajaj na mabaho.' Indonesians also used the honorific 'Mbak' (with a silent 'k') for young women. We had someone in our group named Gina and it always made her squirm when locals called her Mbak Gina.

8:55 AM  
Blogger frank cimatu said...

bajaj din sa india. I think original ang india. All my firends named "Gina" I call them "Jay-na" also.

9:33 AM  

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