Ooooh! Unlucky number 13! Lucky for me I don’t buy into that bullshit…
Play along and join in! Here’s how.
This week’s words is…
Now… I assumed people knew what this word meant. I threw it into a conversation with an American friend of mine and her blank response surprised me. She had no idea what a merkin was! So, yes, I had the honour of popping her “merkin cherry” and gently explained what it was.
She laughed so hard! Her response was, “Why on earth?! Just WHY?!” At which point I, of course(!), proceeded to search online for merkins and discovered the weird and wonderful shapes and styles available… and they aren’t cheap people! Butterflies, palm trees, moustaches, four leaf clovers, lightening strikes, you name it and you can buy it!
I am not sure why people use merkins to be honest… If wanted a lightening strike shape I’m pretty sure my Gillette could do the job.
Perhaps people look upon them they way others do make up or spectacles… It’s just fun to change things up every now and then? Perhaps one day she feels like rocking a shocking pink pussy cat’s face and another day feels more like a black handle bar moustache? Hmmm… Maybe I’m seeing the point after all! Where’s my credit card again?
After finding several designs online, and giggling like silly schoolgirls about them, I had to explain to her one thing myself and other Irish and UK people have always found hysterical.
Former President Goerge ‘Dubya’ Bush always opened his pubic, sorry public addresses with the delightful phrase, “My fellow ‘Merkins”, and for eight years he made us laugh… Every. Single. Time.
He not only referred to his country men and women pubic wigs but classed himself as one too… Maybe a pretty little Star Spangled Banner style? 🇺🇸
So, yes today’s word is a silly one but it made me giggle and I hope it might do the same for you.
(Admit it! You are sooooo gonna go google Merkin shops now aren’t you?!)
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