This conversation really happened. I’m not really sure who is the most embarrassed… maybe you can decide.
Driving out of town on friday afternoon, now you know that driving can get a bit boring but along the way there are things to distract and give amusement.
The scene is set, driving along the Long Island Expressway, the King announces “That’s a big ‘Merican flag!”
Miss Gremlin pipes up: “What’s a ‘Merican?”
Grand Master D: “It’s a fur bikini!”
The King: “Wait What? How do you know about that?”
Miss Gremlin: “A what?”
At this point I’m thinking what the hell are they talking about , because I wasn’t really paying attention.. because, you know, twitter and facebook!
But I’m tuned in now…
The King asks again:” How do you know about that?”
GMD :”Conan,…………..long uncomfortable pause, thinking, shit, I’ve said too much.
Me: “Maybe you shouldn’t be watching Conan! And what is it again?”
King: “A merkin”
Me: “What the hell is that? Ok how do you spell that? I’m googling it”
GMD: “Um … M-e-r?”
ME : “never mind! I found it OMG! Grand Master D, how did you know about this?”
Miss Gremlin: “What the?” (no she’s not allowed to say ‘what the’ but I let it slide, you understand) “Who would want a fur bikini?”
The car broke out in to uncontrollable fits of laughter for a long time, miles even. We all had tears rolling down our faces, gasping for breath and I came really close to peeing!
Here’s the definition:
The Oxford Companion to the Body dates the origin of the pubic wig to the 1450s. According to the publication, women would shave their pubic hair for personal hygiene and to combat pubic lice. They would then don a merkin. Also, prostitutes would wear a merkin to cover up signs of disease, such as syphilis.
It has also been suggested that when male actors played female parts onstage, they would cover their genitals with a merkin so they could expose themselves as women in nude scenes.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary first use of the term itself was in 1617.
So if you didn’t know what a merkin was before, now you do! If you did… why didn’t you tell me? How come I had to learn it from my 12 year old who desperately wanted to change the subject!
I guess we were on the same wave length this week… sort of, anyway. Minds in the gutter. 🙂
I suppose we are! I loved your post by the way!
Ohh, how you merkin’ me laugh 🙂
Learning new things is fun! ha
I knew you’d understand ….
Oh wow! And I agree who would want one of those!?!
For Fuc…. You know Adam and I were pissing ourselves four lines in… but the screen shot at the bottom? Fcck Molley. Thanks for proving me wrong. I can love you more…
Your kids are educating us all – haha. I love these conversations! Reminds me of the time Baby G came to me and asked if she’s from China. I explained that she has never even been to China and that she’s a true blue Aussie. She insisted that she WAS from China because Miss M had told her so. Miss M, at that stage, had lost it and was laughing uncontrollably. Finally, she caught her breath and said, “Mum, I didn’t say she was from CHINA, I said she came from your VAGINA!”
Whoa! That’s pretty priceless just right there!
Well I didnt know this and its a bit awkward, but it is funny! Thank you for stopping by Oh My Heartsie Reviews to link up!! Enjoy the rest of your day!
These are the moments you’ll have to remember when they are driving you crazy 🙂
yes indeed and that time is rapidly approaching in the form of summer vacation!
HAHAHA. Hilarious! I remember those moments with my Mom, not wanting her to know what I knew about things like this. Yikes! Here from Thumpin Thursdays
Oh this is hysterical! Thank you for enlightening me, because I am pretty sure that would have gone right over my head!
I do what I can for my people!
Yep, right on up there with the time that my then 4 year old son (now 10) stated at the dinner table.”Mommy, I know the ‘real’ term for bupkiss…..it’s ass!”. Pops choked on his food, and I did as any good mother would, I quietly removed myself from the room so I could howl with laughter and call my own mother.
It’s the real reason we went through the pain of birth….
Well you learn something new every day!
Yup! Every damn day!
Those moments are so priceless, and can be saved for the wedding day stories.
Oh yes indeed!