Wednesday, January 16, 2008
The Throat Willy
Originally uploaded by timtak
"Nodo-chinko" or "throat-willy,"is the informal Japanese word for uvula, the small pink dumbell that hangs down at the back of the throat; due its resemblance to the male organ.
The medical name is "口蓋垂" Kougaisui. "Nodo-chinko" does not appear in even a large only English-Japanese dictionary. There are however more than 12,000 hits on google for the Japanese word.
Another word is "nodo-chinpo" where chinpo is wang.
Of course, both men and women have nodo-chinko.
I can't imagine a British doctor using the simile even if a patient were not able to understand uvula.
Doctor: You seem to have an infection of your uvula.
Patient: I am sorry, Doctor, but what is an uvula?
Doctor: You know, your throat-willy.
Patient: My what?!
Doctor: The little pink wang shaped thing at the back of your throat.
I think that this is another illustration of the fack that the male organ is not as taboo in Japan as it is in Europe.
This image is from Wikipedia, relased under the GNU licence and was uploaded by KLEM.
By the way, you don't need an online PHD to know what an uvula is :-)
Labels: culture, japan, japanese culture, nihonbunka, sex, tabuu, theory, 日本文化
530 followed by 277 followed by 3456 is my Verizonwireless #
I am in Japan so I am not sure that I can contact you via your verizonwireless.
But I have been known to post things to Evoca. I pay really reallly badly though!
I did not notice that I had to moderate your comment. コメントを承認しなければ掲載されないことに気づきませんでした。今後のご拝読よろしくお願いします。
This blog represents the opinions of the author, Timothy Takemoto, and not the opinions of his employer.