I thought "vagina" made a comeback

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

  • Hoo-hahs
  • Cootchies
  • Hootchies
  • Baloney curtains
  • "Things"
  • "Down there"
  • Cooters
  • "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."