The Parts May Vary.

Twenty Animal Euphemisms For Embarrassing Body Parts:

1. Giraffe ankle

2. Salamander eyelid

3. Zebra earlobe

4. Horse uvula

5. Abalone tongue

6. Vulture chin

7. Bear lip

8. Muskox armpit

9. Hyena knee

10. Cobra eyebrow

11. Millipede finger

12. Gazelle thigh

13. Hawk elbow

14. Panda cheek

15. Baboon clavicle

16. Trout nostril

17. Aardvark neck

18. Skunk insole

19. Cuttlefish bone

20. Nictitating membrane.

If you’re wondering how any of these apply this may clarify things:


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  1. Gina W.

    Well I hope you’re going to give us the answers to this list in a future post. Or else I’m always going to be wondering about “Trout Nostrils”. Also, I didn’t even know that there were 20 embarassing body parts in existence. I mean, besides the genital and breast areas what else is there? Inquiring minds want to know…

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I’ve updated it with a video that I hope will clarify things. Or maybe you just shouldn’t look too deeply for meanings. As you known there are some things that, once seen, can’t be unseen–especially in plain sight.

  2. TwerlaP

    I once passed a huge dead animal on my way to work. When I mentioned it, a guy said-in a serious voice-‘I saw that. It was a beaver’. I didn’t beleive him, so he said ‘ Oh yeah, beavers grow big around here’
    Because of the context and his nerdiness, I never even wondered if it was innuendo. I’m still not sure.
    I do know that for months, when he came in our office, he’d ask if I saw any beavers lately.
    I guess I’m clueless.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      That’s hilarious and disturbing. He may have been entirely clueless about the double entendre there and simply curious. I say that because this weekend I was at a local park with a lake (more on that tomorrow) where I saw evidence of a lot of beavers–the rodent kind. They’re unstoppable.

  3. Shawna

    A weeping weenus would FAH-REEK me out.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      But a nictitating membrane is okay? I think I spent too much time looking under rocks as a kid to be freaked out by much.

  4. Jay

    Am I supposed to know any of these?

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      Maybe not. But feel free to use your imagination.

  5. PinkNoam

    This just jogged a memory in me and so I decided to go onto youtube and search for ‘Numberwang’.

    I showed a numberwang sketch to my mum once, she looked at me blankly.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I guess That Mitchell & Webb look is an acquired taste. My favorite is the history of Numberwang.

  6. Ann Koplow

    I keep reading this post and not commenting on it. Perhaps it’s because I have Capybara mind. I think those birds that keep flying by behind David Mitchell have Numberwing.

    1. Christopher Waldrop (Post author)

      I keep thinking those birds must be a euphemism of some sort, but then I think of Hitchcock instead.


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