Re: How do you feel about the Male genitals being referred to as junk?
But it's still specific. "Junk" is sufficiently abstract that the real meaning can only be determined by context; the same as when people call it "the plumbing".
Originally Posted by walter05
Society - at least most of American society - is extremely squeamish about referring to sexual anatomy directly, especially in clinical terms. The more abstracted the word, the less squeamish they get.
-- Rich O
"The most thoroughly and relentlessly Damned, banned, excluded, condemned... and defamed of all Damned Things is the individual human being... The theologians call it a sinner and try to reform it. The governor calls it a criminal and tries to punish it. The psychologist calls it a neurotic and tries to cure it. Still, the Damned Thing will not fit into their slots."
-- Hagbard Celine, "Never Whistle While You're Pissing"