Friday, February 23, 2024

Heureusement ou Vachement?

It's probably a sign of the times that "vachement" has taken the place of "heureusement" as most popular French adverb. The former implies that everything is bad. Similarly you hear a ton about "fellatio" but relatively little about cunnilingus, the more politically correct form of oral sex. It's hard to get one's hands around why blow jobs are more in the news, despite their negative connotation. When you go down on someone it can be to administer fellatio or cunnilingus but that's where the similarity ends. All happy gonads are alike but all unhappy gonads are unhappy in their own way. Several prominent sexologists have remarked that fellatio is more au courant simply because it's easier to perform. The shaft of the erect penis is easy to locate, creating a tent that's embarrassingly visible, for instance, on a subway or bus, but the clitoris is notoriously hard to find. Surely an aroused clitoris produces the equivalent of an erection but a penis gets more bang for its buck ce qui est vachement la verite!

read "Why Big German Words Like Vergangenbangenheit Carry Weight" by Francis Levy, HuffPost

and watch the animation of Erotomania

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