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fellatio : fellate :: cunnilingus : ________.
March 30, 2008 10:37 AM   Subscribe

fellatio : fellate :: cunnilingus : ________. No slang, please.

Cunnilinging? Cunning stunt? "I have a cunning plan"? No metaphors or slang answers needed, thanks.
posted by lothar to Writing & Language (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I don't think there's an equivalent verb. Hence the popularity of "perform cunnilingus on."
posted by contraption at 10:42 AM on March 30, 2008


cunnilingellate
posted by found missing at 11:01 AM on March 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Cunnilingue or cunnilling? 1 2 3 4
posted by brain_drain at 11:01 AM on March 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


The OED gives cunnilingue as the transitive and intransitive verb.
posted by jedicus at 11:04 AM on March 30, 2008


Holy shit, I can actually answer this one! The answer is that there is not a verb, but the Latin etymology suggests that there should be one since you could conjugate lingere. I give you: cunnilingue.

On preview: DAMN IT. Beaten. Beaten.
posted by kookoobirdz at 11:05 AM on March 30, 2008 [6 favorites]


My personal cunniler (Brit.: cuniller) suggests 'cunnil.' (Rhymes with tunnel.)

fellatio : fellate :: cunniligus : cunnil.
posted by wryly at 12:26 PM on March 30, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also, gamahuche, from French (way more awkwardly than "cunnilingue" for my money, but for the sake of completeness, here you go).
posted by clavicle at 2:39 PM on March 30, 2008


I was thinking of asking this very question! Great to know, but how do you pronounce Cunnilingue?
posted by Scoo at 6:54 AM on March 31, 2008


In an answer to recent AskMe about the oldest depictions of oral sex grouse provided a quote from the OED on "cunnilingus." The funny thing is that the oldest citation is of the verb form: 1887 L. C. SMITHERS tr. Forberg's Man. Class. Erotology v. 122 A man who is in the habit of putting out his tongue for the obscene act of cunnilinging.
posted by Kattullus at 10:12 PM on April 4, 2008


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