Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Euphemisms


A euphemism is a word or phrase that substitutes for a more common term. The purpose of this exchange of nomenclature can be compassion (passed away rather than died), political correctness (sight-impaired instead of blind), obfuscation (deferred success in place of failure), or silliness (clue-resistant as an alternative to stupid). In each case, the substitute phrase conveys a meaning similar to the original, but in a different manner.

When it comes to our spanking toys, Randy and I have accumulated almost as many euphemisms as we have toys. Here’s a sample of my favorites.

GenericIndividual Toys
Weapons of Ass Destruction
Bun Warmers
Reminders
Sit Inhibitors
Butt Busters
The Lumberyard
Mother of All Paddles
Big Sister
Brush with Death
Brush with Greatness
Welt-Maker
Fire Starter
The Teardrop

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12 comments :

Anonymous said...

Cute, Bonnie!!! And we have that very same CB paddle!!! Soooooooo love getting spanked with it!!!

*hugs*
Tigger

Katie_Spades said...

Bonnie - you certainly are creative with your implement names... Fantastic! I love it!

XOXO,
Katie

Paul said...

Bonnie.
my hand, the hand of DOOM,
the light Tawse, the tingle maker,
the heavy very painful three fingered Tawse, the fingers of Destiny,
the senior boys cane, he who must be obeyed.
Nice one Bonnie, thanks.
Hugs,
Paul.

Tigger said...

Hi Bonnie,

No euphamisms from me today, dear girl... too much running through my head and tto little sleep I'm afraid. But I enjoyed your post and the responses, especially Paul's "fingers of destiny."

Hugs,
Tigger

Irch said...

lol "weapons of ass destruction" - that one has me doubled over laughing. Nice.

Guy said...

As opposed to the idiomatic, e.g., Mind your P's & Q's, Caught Red Handed, Your Name is Mud, The Ole Double Whammy, Spare the Rod, and my personal favorite... Caught with your pants down...

Just to name a few *weg*

Bonnie said...

Tigger Too - Yep, the CB is definitely a classic.

Katie - Thanks. I'd love to take the credit, but a lot of those are Randy's names.

Paul - I like those. I might have to use implement nicknames as a brunch topic some week.

Tigger - I hope you've found both sleep and reason by the time you read this. Please take care.

Irch - That's one of my favorites too.

Guy - Now that's another post. Hmmmm... Thanks for the idea. I hope you two are enjoying a fine week!

good girl said...

Those are great! I especially like Weapons of Ass Destruction *big smiles*

Scarlett said...

Some very imaginative names there - and now i am tingling!

Katie_Spades said...

Bonnie - nonetheless well done! We just call them the names they were called from the websites and the sad thing is that we actually remember them, LOL!!!

XOXO,
Katie

Anonymous said...

I should have posted this comment before we went on vacation...but anyway...

Hubby and I call our paddle;(it's just an old toy paddle-ball-paddle); "the hiney paddle". It's an inside joke to us...and I we know it's silly, but it's what my sisters and I called it growing up.

jennifer

Mary said...

I love it. I don't think we have nick names for our paddles. One I do call my favorie - great sting - excellent warming sensation and actually very effective - yet doesn't have a deep penetrating hurt - leaves no marks. On the down side it is one of those that leaves far more sting than marks and my bottom doesn't trully reflect the pain it was in!

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