Sunday, November 17, 2013

Totally TMI Idiom Du Jour

I am female and sometimes I need to talk about the biological things that come along with that for most of us female folk. I recently came up with a Nevashi phrase for menstruation: to have high tide. This uses "ca" (bodily functions and speech) with "def" (to have, hold, contain, etc)-- a fairly rare combination.

Ci def im ececian. She has high tide. (Insert your favorite euphemism for menstruation here.)

You can blame Alabama for this, by the way. A Crimson Tide bumper sticker on the car ahead of me at a stoplight started this train of thought.

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