But this teacher is in trouble for saying the word!
The students are already even given the option to opt out of the horror of having to hear a term that designates a female organ.
I thought vagina was kind of trendy. All the funny stand-up folks and bloggers pepper their best material with it. Which was a horrible sentence (never pepper anything with vagina!).
Also: can teachers say "penis"? I'm just curious.
This is all theoretical for me anyway, because I work in the medical field, so I'm totally safe from ever hearing either word. To my patients, their genitals are
- Baloney curtains
- "Down there"
- "Where I go to the bathroom"
- Equipment (this one always makes me picture one of those giant home gym assemblies)
I could go on. But it CAN be worse when they try to be technical. I once got a triage slip that read "sore gentles."