Sex in Dictionaries: An Illustrated Presentation
Gemini & Scorpio Loft (255 Douglass St., Brooklyn)
Did you know that according to the current editions of most major dictionaries, it’s impossible to fuck someone in the ass with a dildo? A full explanation this odd situation touches on prudery, etymology, ignorance, the theory of defining, and more. Jesse Sheidlower will conduct a thorough tour of the dirtiest words in English (and some other languages), discussing their history, their true meanings, and what a Missouri court said in 1846 about the role of dictionaries in a case about a man accused of having sex with a horse. The word fuck will be given particularly detailed treatment.