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March 19, 2010

unfortunate nickname

I have a student, a beautiful, intelligent, hardworking girl. She has a typical urban name - lots of sh's and q's in it. She has taken the nickname of QUINNIE. She writes it all over her papers nowadays.

Now, isn't that a nickname for a female part, in certain anglo areas?

Should I discourage her from using this? If so, how on earth would I tactfully do so?





Blogger april said...

I can't believe I'm commenting on such things but from my research, Quinnie is not a nickname for, um, those particular nether regions. There is "quim" and "cunnie" and I can't only think that maybe you're putting them together?

I can't imagine what kind of google hits you're going to get now :)

March 19, 2010 2:59 PM  
Blogger birdwoman said...

I just confirmed with my husband - we heard the term in the movie Elizabeth. I remembered it because my neighbor calls her son, quin, quinnie, and john laughs every time.

with the change of my profile, I lost the ability to see who hits my page. It's all good, though.

March 19, 2010 4:00 PM  
Blogger cube said...

Difficult call. I remember when we were very young teens, a neighbor girl came to our pool wearing a white bathing suit. All of the old people converged on me to tell my friend about water's see-though action on fabric. I was horrified to bring up the subject.

I was young and stupid then. You are older and wiser and, as the chief anglo representative in this girl's world, you will, no doubt, explain the situation in a sensitive, caring manner, before she hears it from a less caring source.

March 22, 2010 4:22 PM  

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