Wednesday, September 19, 2007
THE MOST ARRESTING FIRST SENTENCE?
an associate professor of sociology and women's studies at the State University of New York College at Purchase,, examines how the definition and meaning of sperm has changed depending on period and point of view.
This book has, hands down, one of the most arresting first sentences I've ever seen:
"It has been called sperm, semen, ejaculate, seed, man fluid, baby gravy, jizz, cum, pearl necklace, gentleman's relish, wad, pimp juice, number 3, load, spew, donut glaze, spunk, gizzum, cream, hot man mustard, squirt, goo, spunk, splooge, love juice, man cream, and la leche."
What mesmerizing vernacular poetry!
Read the full review from the Chronicle of Higher Education which I came across while reading the wonderful Arts & Letter Daily website.