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DefinedMeaning talk:vagina (7685)

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It's amazing how many different words some languages have to refer to the female reproductive tract. Right now Dutch is leading with twelve morphemes, followed by German with nine and English with seven. But seriously: Apparently many of the translations are more or less vulgar, others are more medical etc. and IMO this should be noted. That's why I think we'd need a usage annotation option with a controlled vocabulary. Besides a best practice should be established as how to deal with terms that refer to the same thing but with a different connotation. Should there be a different DM for let's say vulgar or pejorative terms (like cunt for vagina or cop/pig for police officer etc.), or should there only be one DM with all possible words associated? I lean towards the latter but with a usage annotation option as mentioned above. --dh 12:34, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

I've added usage term options so that now translations can be annoted according to the context they are used or not used in. A remaining problem now is that vulgar, pejorative or simply uncommon or misleading terms can show up as the head word of DMs which obviously is not very nice. To fix this, changes on the software level are probably needed. --dh 02:16, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

This DM refers only to "a moist canal in female mammals", which is ok for vagina, but not for most of the slang words. So, I am moving them to another DM DefinedMeaning:cunt (1172709) and DefinedMeaning:slit (1172742). --Kipcool 13:49, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
Wait a minute! The DM you are moving these terms to already exists. Depending on what exactly is meant it's either DefinedMeaning:vulva (7687) or DefinedMeaning:female genital organ (1152862). --dh 14:01, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
I have seen these DM, but they are not the same. These two DMs are clearly for both humans and animals (mammals), so they are not suitable for slang terms. --Kipcool 14:23, 13 February 2010 (UTC)
Oh, ok. --dh 14:31, 13 February 2010 (UTC)