Well, Venusians and Martians, here it is - a Treatise on Everything you ever wanted to know about that little "something!"
The picture I selected certainly leaves something to be desired, but the topic itself should provide adequate coverage, without actually supplying you with a MAP!
© - 05-18-08 Tom Hyland
The following copy and paste sections come from the internal Dictionary in WORD. Many of us have used this term in its vernacular form, but few have ever known its provenance. Thus, I have lovingly and painstakingly researched, re-ordered, and posted herein for your instant edification and information. The clarity will disclose itself only after you read thoroughly - in totum!
Origin |?ôr?j?n| |??r?d??n| |
1 the beginning of something's existence : a novel theory about the origin of oil | the name is Norse in origin.
• a person's social background or ancestry : they will be asked about their ethnic origin | a voice that betrays his Southern origins.
• the place or situation from which something comes :
an indication of the country of origin.
2 Anatomy the place or point where a muscle, nerve, or other body part arises, in particular
• the more fixed end or attachment of a muscle.
• a place where a nerve or blood vessel begins or branches from a main nerve or blood vessel.
3 Mathematics a fixed point from which coordinates are measured, as where axes intersect.
ORIGIN early 16th cent.: from French origine, from Latin origo, origin-, from oriri ‘to rise.’
THE RIGHT WORD - inception, origin, provenance, root, source
The origin of something is the point from which it starts or sets out, or the person or thing from which it is ultimately derived (: the origin of the custom of carving pumpkins at Halloween; the origin of a word). It often applies to causes that were in operation before the thing itself was brought into being.
Source, on the other hand, applies to that which provides a first and continuous supply (: the source of the river; an ongoing source of inspiration and encouragement).
Root, more often than source, applies to what is regarded as the first or final cause of something; it suggests an origin so fundamental as to be the ultimate cause from which something stems (: money is the root of all evil).
Inception refers specifically to the beginning of an undertaking, project, institution, or practice (: she was in charge of the organization from its inception).
Provenance is similarly restricted in meaning, referring to the specific place, or sometimes the race or people, from which something is derived or by whom it was invented or constructed (: in digging, they uncovered an artifact of unknown provenance).
Anterior |an?ti(?)r??r| |øn?t?ri?r| |an?t??r??|
1 technical chiefly Anatomy & Biology nearer the front, esp. situated in the front of the body, or nearer to the head or forepart : the veins anterior to the heart. The opposite of posterior .
• Botany (of a part of a flower or leaf) situated further away from the main stem.
2 formal coming before in time; earlier : there are few examples of gold and silver work anterior to the dynasty of the Romanoffs.
ORIGIN mid 16th cent.: from French antérieur or Latin anterior, comparative of ante ‘before.’
1 a grease spot on the wall mark, patch, dot, fleck, smudge, smear, stain, blotch, blot, splash; informal splotch.
2 a secluded spot place, location, site, position, point, situation, scene, setting, locale, locality, area, neighborhood, region; venue; technical locus.
3 social policy has a regular spot on the agenda position, place, slot, space.
4 informal : in a tight spot predicament, mess, difficulty, trouble, plight, corner, quandary, dilemma; informal fix, jam, hole, sticky situation, can of worms, pickle, scrape, hot water, Catch-22.
1 she spotted him in his car notice, see, observe, note, discern, detect, perceive, make out, recognize, identify, locate; catch sight of, glimpse; literary behold, espy.
2 her clothes were spotted with grease stain, mark, fleck, speckle, smudge, streak, splash, spatter; informal splotch.
on the spot violators will be arrested on the spot immediately, at once, right away, without delay, without hesitation, that instant, directly, there and then, then and there, forthwith, instantly, summarily, straightaway, in short order; archaic straightway.
Vagina |v??j?n?| |v??d?a?n?| |v??d???n?|
noun ( pl. -nas |v??d?a?n?z|or -nae |-n?; -n?| |-ni?|)
the muscular tube leading from the external genitals to the cervix of the uterus in women and most female mammals.
• Botany & Zoology any sheathlike structure, esp. a sheath formed around a stem by the base of a leaf.
vaginal |?vaj?nl| |?vød??nl| adjective
ORIGIN late 17th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘sheath, scabbard,’ which is also the source of the word vanilla .
Vanilla |v??nil?| |v??n?l?| |v??n?l?|
1 a substance obtained from vanilla beans or produced artificially and used to flavor sweet foods or to impart a fragrant scent to cosmetic preparations : [as adj. ] vanilla ice cream.
• ice cream flavored with vanilla : four scoops of vanilla with hot fudge sauce.
• [as adj. ] of the yellowish-white color of vanilla ice cream : a vanilla dress.
2 a tropical climbing orchid that has fragrant flowers and long podlike fruit. • Genus Vanilla, family Orchidaceae: many species, in particular V. planifolia, the chief commercial source of vanilla beans.
• (also vanilla bean or vanilla pod) the fruit of this plant, which is cured and then either used in cooking or processed to extract an essence that is used for flavor and fragrance.
having no special or extra features; ordinary : it will be able to do tricks that plain vanilla CD-ROMs can't.
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Spanish vainilla ‘pod,’ diminutive of vaina ‘sheath, pod,’ from Latin vagina ‘sheath.’ ( See vagina .) The spelling change was due to association with French vanille.
Sheath | sh ??| |?i?| |?i??|
noun ( pl. sheaths | sh ?ðz; sh ??s|
a close-fitting cover for something, esp. something that is elongated in shape, in particular
• a cover for the blade of a knife or sword.
• a structure in living tissue that closely envelops another : the fatty sheath around nerve fibers.
• (also sheath dress) a woman's close-fitting dress : a tight sheath of black and gold lurex.
• a protective covering around an electric cable.
• a condom.
ORIGIN Old English sc?th, sc?ath [scabbard,] of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schede, German Scheide, also to the verb shed .
Sheath - noun
1 put the sword in its sheath scabbard, case.
2 the wire has a plastic sheath covering, cover, case, casing, envelope, sleeve, wrapper, capsule.
3 a contraceptive sheath. See condom .
G-spot |d?i sp?t|
a sensitive area of the anterior wall of the vagina believed by some to be highly erogenous and capable of ejaculation.
ORIGIN 1944: G from Gräfenberg, because first described by Gräfenberg and Dickinson in the Western Journal of Surgery.
Origin - Anterior - Spot - Vagina - Vanilla - Sheath - G-Spot
Thus, my Friends - both Venusians and Martians - you have what Paul Harvey might have called -
“The Rest of the Story!”
The Provenance of Grafenberg’s Locus -
The Origin and Location of that Elusive Erogenous Zone - the
P.S. - Why is Vanilla present here?
Both it, and Vagina come from the same
Latin root - Sheath!
Amo - Amas - Amat!
I Love - You Love - He/She/It Loves!
Veni - Vidi - Vici!
I Came - I Saw - I Conquered!
Amo Vici G-Locus!
Isn’t Latin Wonderful?