Monday, January 3, 2011

Biological Terminology Idea

Be it resolved that, whereas the entomological community presently refers to the fecal material of insects as "frass," and the orifice from which said frass emerges as the "anus;" and whereas students and laypersons not in the entomological community may find the terminology difficult to remember and understand, dull, or otherwise problematic; said community is hereby ordered, on the authority of Mr. Subjunctive and any of his blog commenters as may see fit to undersign this resolution, to immediately modify all internal or public documents, including press releases, textbooks, published papers, or other communication, in which the individual or collective anuses of any insect or group of insects are referred to, in such a way that all instances of the word "anus" are replaced with the word "frasshole." This action is to be completed no later than 1 July 2011.

Mr. Subjunctive
3 January 2011


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Seconded

Hugh said...

Frunny.

And I vote "ay," or affix my seal, or whatever is required.

Tom said...

I'll second that.

Pat said...

Are you going for the post of Emperor of San Francisco?

I'd vote for that (not being American should be no barrier to voting, Emperor Norton I was British, too) and I vote for this.

Greensparrow said...

I'm so on board... and I'm going to have to send this to all my entomology friends.

Nature ID (Katie) said...

Love it! It's a better expletive than frak.

Daphne said...

But how then would [english-speaking] insects pose Uranus jokes?

I mean, when's the last time you heard a good club-sandwich joke out of asia minor?

(I'm going to Hell for the last bit, so I hope someone gets it.)

Anonymous said...

So say we all!

Don

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