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romansperson
04-04-2001, 03:19 PM
I mean, this is killing me.

Is there an official name for that space between a man's nuts and his bung? I've looked all over the boards and haven't found any references, and it's hard as hell to find the answer using a general Internet search - you can't do a keyword search if you don't know the keyword! I've looked up pictures of male anatomy - no go there.

My husband and I refer to this place as the "nowhere spot" because, well, there's nothing there! But considering the real estate it takes up, it seems it should have its own name.

Any ideas here?

msc75
04-04-2001, 03:28 PM
Chode.

Citygirl852
04-04-2001, 03:29 PM
IIRC, that area is called the perineum (sp). Try running a search with that keyword.

Palandine
04-04-2001, 03:32 PM
Perineum

BickByro
04-04-2001, 03:35 PM
Taint.

Smitty
04-04-2001, 03:46 PM
Originally posted by BickByro
Taint.

Obviously, we watch the same porno movies :)

BickByro
04-04-2001, 04:03 PM
smitty: perhaps!

But actually, 'taint' has been in the popular media for a while now. In terms of non-porno usage, it goes back at least as far as Beavis and Butt-head (who may also have introduced 'chode' to the masses). A few weeks ago, in fact, Conan O'Brien did a skit on Saturday Night Live about a man born with no taint (during which he issued the common etymology, "t'aint yer hem and t'aint yer haw; it's just taint").

Speaking of chode: I was under the impression the chode referred more to an internal organ located in that area (the main vein, as it were) and not to the outer taintly area. Anybody else learn it that way?

smoke
04-04-2001, 04:28 PM
Originally posted by BickByro
smitty: perhaps!

But actually, 'taint' has been in the popular media for a while now. In terms of non-porno usage, it goes back at least as far as Beavis and Butt-head (who may also have introduced 'chode' to the masses). A few weeks ago, in fact, Conan O'Brien did a skit on Saturday Night Live about a man born with no taint (during which he issued the common etymology, "t'aint yer hem and t'aint yer haw; it's just taint").

I was familiarized with the "taint" term through Mr. Show, which I believe to be an invaluable source for all sorts of information.

Qadgop the Mercotan
04-04-2001, 04:32 PM
Don't know about "taint", but medically speaking, the posters who said perineum are correct.

Qadgop, MD

Padeye
04-04-2001, 04:33 PM
It depends on how close you are standing to the keg. AFAIK the bung, nor the hole it goes into are part of the human anatomy. :D

Enola Straight
04-04-2001, 05:18 PM
I asked this qestion to my doctor, and he said (After looking at me funny)that it was refered to as:

The Pre-gluteal Chiasm,
or
The Trans-ventral Cleft,
amongst related variants.

Morbo
04-04-2001, 07:10 PM
Chinrest?

silent_rob
04-04-2001, 08:17 PM
Originally posted by smoke
I was familiarized with the "taint" term through Mr. Show, which I believe to be an invaluable source for all sorts of information.

Very true, smoke. The SNL sketch seemed suspiciously like the Mr. Show sketch. Though, SNL is even ripping off themselves, now. A little while ago they did a sketch about an actor (Will Ferrel) getting hit in the crotch numerous times. The sketch was a lot like the one about the women's self defense class quite a while back.

Johanna
04-04-2001, 09:44 PM
"Taint" for perineum first appeared in Ina May Gaskin's book Spiritual Midwifery way back in the 1970s.

She used folksy sounding words, instead of cold clinical scientific terms, for the female anatomy to help put birthing women at their ease. She also renamed the vulva as "the puss."

tomndebb
04-04-2001, 10:25 PM
A folk etymology that I have not yet been able to confirm says that taint is not from the standard English word for contaminated (although that might have played a part in its distribution), but from the contraction of it ain't because "it ain't" either the genitals or the rectum.

kniz
04-05-2001, 12:20 AM
Damn I hate to give away my age, but I heard it called the "taint" back when I was in high school. Elvis came out with "Hound Dog"* when I was a junior. It was understood as a contraction back then and I'm sure none of my contemporaries invented it. How far back does "ain't" go?

*1956

Badtz Maru
04-05-2001, 12:24 AM
Taint.

50¢
04-05-2001, 12:25 AM
Ive also heard Choach, like "coach" but with a chhh sound.

Babar714
04-05-2001, 01:23 AM
Dammit, it's called 'taint' because it's job is to keep the balls from getting tainted by asswipe (for those back-to-front wipers.) A noble purpose, indeed.

pezwookiee
04-05-2001, 01:47 AM
PERINEUM!!


Never knew how sensitive this thing was 'til a young lady showed me. YOWZA and WOWEE.



And I mean YOWZA and WOWEE.

Redboss
04-05-2001, 01:59 AM
The bung? Taint? choach?

[stunned silence]

Thinks: have learned more from this thread than usual. must lurk more in GQs.

silent_rob
04-05-2001, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by Babar714
Dammit, it's called 'taint' because it's job is to keep the balls from getting tainted by asswipe (for those back-to-front wipers.)

Back-to-front?? I've never even heard of such a thing.

While I know it didn't start as a joke, I thought the joke about it being the taint was that it taint your...and it taint your...*sigh* I'm not about to say it.

tomndebb
04-05-2001, 08:21 AM
Sorry, Babar714, but I'm sticking with the version that kniz, silent_rob, and I have alluded to. True, I don't have a specific citation right now, but all three of our versions indicate the same thing. In addition, it appears to be somewhat regional and is usually described the way that silent_rob did it.

In fact, yours is the first reference I have ever heard to any other etymology.

TheLoadedDog
04-05-2001, 08:26 AM
Taint?

Perineum?

BAH! Dat be a CHIN REST.

that_darn_cat
04-05-2001, 09:12 AM
:eek:

horowitz
04-05-2001, 09:36 AM
Squantz

VanLandry
04-05-2001, 09:56 AM
Not sure of the name, but sometimes it can itch like hell.

Mojo
04-05-2001, 02:31 PM
Perineum is the proper name, taint is the common name. And I'll back those who say its called that because it ain't your ass and it ain't your nuts (IIRC, Neither Ass nor Balls was one of the ripoffs of Taint magazine in that Mr. Show sketch). I've also heard "choad" used occasionally and "derf" very rarely.

Trivia- Max Packer, the guy from the Mr. Show sketch with the five inch taint, is actually Colin of Colin's Sleazy Friends, a Los Angeles based public access show that usually has crappy rock bands and porn stars as guests. Not that I've ever sen it here in DC.

Billy Baroo
04-05-2001, 04:48 PM
Bacon strip.

Neil
04-05-2001, 05:24 PM
The SNL sketch, badly paraphrased in part was:

Patient: What happened?
Doctor: You were in a car accident. I have some bad news for you. . .we had to remove your taint.

Patient: My what?

Doctor: Your taint. It taint your hoo, and it taint your haw.

Patient: You mean my fleshy fun bridge?

Doctor: Fleshy fun bridge? Why, I haven't heard it called that since my second year of medical school.

Then his wife leaves him for a man with a taint, he becomes a speaker for people without taints, etc.

-Neil

Kyomara
04-05-2001, 08:43 PM
Chin rest is definitely the best.

I always spelled "chode" as "Choad." Something about the "oa" spelling makes it look...somehow...science fictiony, like it is a vestigal organ from our intergalactic ancestry. Taints at lightning speed, warping through the upper atmospheres of countless shimmering worlds...

But I am POSITIVE there is one more word for it. It is...it is...

YES! I remembered. The first word i ever learned for it was "grundle." I like them all. (the words, that is...not all grundles).

jane_says
04-05-2001, 09:23 PM
Has no one ever heard of the "tweener"? I mean it is, after all, 'tween that stuff and the other thing.

romansperson
04-06-2001, 12:59 PM
Taint

Yeah, I like that, it's clever.

fleshy fun bridge ? :eek:

And I got lots of eyefuls after entering perineum in the search engine. I think I learned more than I want to know (like you can get a piercing there) :eek: :eek:

wolfseyn
04-06-2001, 06:36 PM
Main Entry: per·i·ne·um
Pronunciation: "per-&-'nE-
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural per·i·nea /-'nE-&/
Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin perinaion, from Greek, from peri- + inan to empty out; perhaps akin to Sanskrit isnAti he sets in motion
Date: 15th century
: an area of tissue that marks externally the approximate boundary of the outlet of the pelvis and gives passage to the urinogenital ducts and rectum; also : the area between the anus and the posterior part of the external genitalia
- per·i·ne·al /-'nE-/ adjective (http://m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary?va=perineum)

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