Death and Fairytales

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A Guide To Talking Dirty Throughout History

fastcodesign:

Ever wondered what they called anal sex in the 16th century, or cunnilingus during World War II?

Ever wonder what sex was called in the 1600s, how you might ask for a blowjob during the reign of Queen Elizabeth, or how your great-grandfather might have asked for anal sex?

Following up on his research which gave us 2,600 words for genitalia throughout the ages, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green has given us three amazing new resources, describing what sexual intercourse, oral and anal, and sexual secretions and contraceptives have been called at various points over the last 700 years.

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(via fastcompany)

bookorithms:

This lovely Dutch poster from 1950 roughly translates as ‘spend your money wisely, buy books.’ Piet van der Hem is the artist.

bookorithms:

This lovely Dutch poster from 1950 roughly translates as ‘spend your money wisely, buy books.’ Piet van der Hem is the artist.

(via frogsandcrowns)