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Words and expressions for menstruation around the world Send contributions from any culture and language! But send it even if you don't know more about it. See also an excerpt from a Dutch book about words and expressions for menstruation. AF "As I pointed someone to your site to read about all different names for menstruation because she asked what AF stands for, I guess it belongs in your list of words for menstruation.
It is the abbreviation for Aunt Flo that some women use on Internet," writes a Dutch frequent contributor to this site. March A friend comes to visit read about a film with this title Are you in need? April A little ketchup with my steak "I had a boyfriend who lustily referred to it as 'a little ketchup with my steak.
Thought you might like a little extra positive terminology for your wonderful site.
She entitles her e-mail containing this information "That thing, that thing. First off, great site! I don't know if you're still collecting data, but I figured I'd email you in case you were.
When I was a pre-teen and teen, my dad referred to tampons as 'photons,' which led to us calling pads and tampons in general 'ammunition. Have a great week! They have both been created by me, but are related to historical circumstances: The Battle of Antietam during the Civil War is often considered the most costly single-day battle in terms of life loss on American soil.
Whenever I refer to that time as 'Antietam' and somebody raises an eyebrow in confusion, I get that look on and say 'bloodiest battle of the war. This euphemism arises from when I was studying Greek medical thought in regards to female anatomy.
Plato is quoted as remarking: A diagram of these thoughts that I once saw looked like a badger, and I am also unfortunate to get very bad cramps, so sometimes I say that the badger is very angry.
I'm sure a million more things could be said as to why there are so many ways we avoid the issue of a bleeding woman behind so many word screens, but thank you for collecting them.
July At war "I'm a college student and my roommate always uses the term 'at war' when she's on her period.
All of the girls on my hall now use the term," writes the contributor. In Septembera male wrote the following: I woke up one morning covered in blood like a war like a warning that I live in a breakable takeable body I don't recall the title and am not near my CD collection at the moment, but if you'd like the reference, just e-mail me back here and I'll look it up.
At 43 years old, my periods have always been irregular, so it is always a surprise when Aunt Fannie comes to visit again, usually after days. Of course, Aunt Flow had to come along. It was a nicer way of saying it.
Instead of "I got pms," plus the boys didn't know what the heck we were talkin about! We call pads or tampons 'welcome mats. Oh, I'm from the U. I loved that and use it all the time! It's quite funny and has a few more euphemisms in it I'd highly recommend it.
Also I called it 'inauguration' for a while when I first began my courses, because my friends joked that I'd finally been inaugurated into womanhood.The Correct Way to Respond to a Dinner Invitation How to Be a Grownup If you want people to invite you back, respond, early and accurately.
And resist the urge to over-explain, because your host has better things to do — like shop for flowers and wine — than listen to you share every detail of your life. The Correct Way to Respond.
If you're like most people, you enjoy getting invited to the home of a friend to enjoy a meal that you don't have to cook. It's fun to dress up, go to someone's house and enjoy great conversation while eating something that's not limited to your standard meal rotation. The Spotlights Archive consists of all the spotlights posted to ASSTR that are over one month old.
To view the most recent spotlights, visit the main Spotlights page. How to Have Better Dinner Conversations 8 Ways to Create More Meaningful Connections.
Michael Hyatt. 0 words. Have only one conversation at a time.
We learned this from Luci Swindoll. We went to her home for dinner one night. What it is like to be your friend?
or to be married to you? If you were suddenly the President of . Mar 26, · You should have spoken up and asked if your friend was ordering and if not, placed the call yourself.
Unless, of course, you have written this friend off, in which case, heck no on the trip. It's not that I can't broach the subject of ordering dinner with her. a preference for a courthouse or a small ceremony is almost always ignored because it’s “her day.” Aint that the truth I was told this “her day” bullshit about times when my wife and were planning our wedding.