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August 10, 2008


That which we call a philosopher
By any other name would be as confusing.

Whatever. It does make one rethink Nabokov's pudendron (aka the hairy alpine rose).

I already spend a lot of time thinking about Nabokov's hairy rose.

I thought the above was, like, clever, until I learned (by googling!) that "pudendron" was already a combination of "rhododendron" and "pudenda". Even in death, Vladimir continues to best me.

I don't endorse the term "pudenda", though, because it contributes to backwards sexual attitudes.

"dickinson himself"
*discreet cough*

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