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Have we done people who refer to a vulva as a vagina?

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IAteDavinaForDinner · 20/10/2008 20:44

It was on Radio One earlier, someone who is unhappy with her external appearance is having surgery on her vagina. It drives me way more crazy than it should but really, it's basic anatomy. You can't have a labioplasty on your vagina.

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pinkandbluespottywellies · 20/10/2008 20:45

It has been mentioned from time to time on MN

NotQuiteCockney · 20/10/2008 20:45

Well, maybe you could, if you wanted labia attached to your vagina.

I hate this too, but it's a battle (like many in this godforsaken corner) that has long since been lost.

I'm off to help Napoleon at Waterloo instead ...

RubyRioja · 20/10/2008 20:46

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morningpaper · 20/10/2008 20:47


NotQuiteCockney · 20/10/2008 20:48

Foof is a bit too much like 'lulu' or 'foofoo' or whatever the angora-wearers call it.

IAteDavinaForDinner · 20/10/2008 20:59


I'm not sold.

Anyway, as long as it has been mentioned at some point, and hasn't escaped the eagle-eyes of the pedants, I'm happy. Or placated, at least.

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BarcodeZebra · 20/10/2008 21:10

I think we've established fanjo as the word of choice haven't we?

hecAteTheirBrains · 21/10/2008 10:12

I want to know if the plural of fanjo is fanjos or fanjoes.

Or fanji.

screamscreamstagger · 21/10/2008 10:20

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NotQuiteCockney · 22/10/2008 07:16

Vulva is all the external bits - vulva + vagina is everything.

gagarin · 22/10/2008 07:48

Someone else who agrees with me at last.

Especially when dcs are taught the "correct terms" at school and come back with vagina and penis. Sigh.

harpsichordcarrier · 24/10/2008 22:15

did someone call

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