Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Quote of the Day

“Queue?” he said with a raised brow. “That what you call it in these parts, is it?” ...

“And what do you call it? In your tongue?”

Bot,” Ian said, shrugging. There were other words, but he wasn’t about to try one like clipeachd on them.

“Mostly just cock,” Jamie said, shrugging, too.

“Or ‘penis,’ if ye want to be all English about it,” Ian chimed in…

“Ha,” Jamie said. “Penis isna even an English word, ye wee ignoramus. It’s Latin. And even in Latin, it doesna mean a man’s closest companion—it means ‘tail.’” ...

“Tail, is it? So ye canna even tell the difference between your cock and your arse, and ye’re preachin’ to me about Latin?”

~ Diana Gabaldon, “Virgins”
   From Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin

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