Thursday, March 31, 2011


Uterus, uterus, uterus, uterus, uterus, testicles, uterus:
Republican members of the Florida House of Representatives chastised a Democratic colleague today for uttering the word 'uterus' on the House floor during debate. Not that it should matter, but the context was a titillating discussion about deregulation. State Rep. Scott Randolph told the St. Petersburg Times that "I always say their philosophy is small government for the big guy and big government for the little guy. And so, if my wife's uterus was incorporated or my friend's bedroom was incorporated, maybe they would be talking about deregulating."
A spokeswoman for the House GOP said the (male) Republican Speaker was concerned about "language that would be considered inappropriate for children and other guests," particularly underage congressional pages.
Yeah, it is silly.

But once again, not really that silly. Note that the discussion was about deregulation. The Republicans want all markets deregulated and all uteri strictly regulated. That's the real reason why they didn't want that particular word mentioned in that particular context.

Though "scrotum" does have the makings of a good cussword. Try it.