Friday, August 26, 2011
I watched a cute baby and his grandad strolling along the street today. It was such a cute scene, the baby was cute, the grandpa was doting... but something caught my eye.
The stroller's name was "Quinny". I immediately recognised it from "Elizabeth" (or was it "Elizabeth - The Golden Age" - I can't remember). Anyway, the term is a euphemism for the female genitalia. Dating back to Elizabethan times, hence the word appearing in the film "Elizabeth".
I tried unsuccessfully to stop laughing out loud. Then I stopped trying and just went with it. Apparently the word is sooo Elizabethan era that it's a cute, sweet and altogether wholesome word again.
I hate to think what strollers will be called in 3010.