1. The male genital organ of higher vertebrates, carrying the duct for the transfer of sperm during copulation. In humans and most other mammals it consists largely of erectile tissue and is used also for urination. – Oxford Dictionaries1
2. LOL, “penis”. – The Nut
When I was in the third grade, my school brought in a very nice lady named Meg to sit our class down and teach us all about sex.
I mean, we were in the third grade. Sex ed when you’re eight basically consists of, “Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina, and everyone should keep their genitals clean and try not to show them around too much in public until they’re older and are introduced to tequila.”
Or something like that.
The lesson was as rudimentary as you would expect for a bunch of private school third graders, and the only reason I even remember it at all is that Meg’s first order of business was telling us all to repeat the word “penis” over and over until we stopped finding it funny.
I get why she did it. Sex ed is definitely something that should be taken seriously, and that’s difficult to accomplish if your lecture is being delivered over a background chorus of snickers.
But while it’s true that the giggles reverberating around the classroom did eventually subside enough for us to proceed with a reasonably mature and frank discussion on the ownership and maintenance of human naughty bits, I regret to inform Meg that in the long term, her “penis” ploy ultimately failed.
I’m sorry, Meg, I tried. But “penis” will never not be funny.
Today’s blog post was brought to you by the letter P, the number 8, and the If Dicks Weren’t Inherently Amusing Then I Wouldn’t Still Be Getting Search Traffic From People Googling “Pickled Peckers” Challenge, AKA the Blogging A to Z Challenge.
1 “penis.” OxfordDictionaries.com. Oxford Dictionaries, 2016. Web. 19 April 2016.