And Adam Knew Eve

A dictionary of sex in the Bible

The purpose of And Adam Knew Eve is to inform as well as hopefully to entertain, by gathering from the biblical text all sexually related stories, concepts, and laws, and presenting them, concisely but with attention to context, in convenient dictionary form. Sexually related material comprises overall such a significant portion of scripture that some knowledge of it is essential both in appreciating the Bible as a whole and in understanding the difference in attitude toward sex to be found between the Old and New Testaments.

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"Yiff?" "No, thanks, I don't quite feel like this right now."

To: Oxford University Press

We, the undersigned, believe that the slang term �yiff� (The Word) should be added into the Oxford English Dictionary. An entire community, the furry community, uses The Word in just about every aspect of such. All that we ask is that The Word be added into the next convenient edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The Word is defined as followed:

1) (Noun) Sound made by mating foxes.

2) (Noun) More or less sexual act. Commonly used by furries, usually denotes standard intercourse but may denote any kind of sexual behavior between any type and number of parties (imaginary anthropomorphic creatures, humans, animals, even inanimate objects like plush toys).

3) (Verb) Like in meaning 2, “to yiff”.

4) Furry (or otherwise) artwork depicting yiff as in meaning 3.

5) Expression of joy (by furries)

6) Non-invasive question about sexual feelings/will to mate.

Note in all sexual meanings this has a very specific emotional background: It’s neither considered vulgar (like “fuck” or technical (like “have intercourse”) or emotion-less (like “make love”). It’s playful, considering the act like something fun, nice, pleasant and not very important – without any special obligations attached to it. “Let’s yiff” has about the same emotional background as “Let’s play”.

1) I heard foxes making the “yiff” noises.

2) Are you into yiff, or just cuddles?

3) Let’s yiff.

4) It’s hard to find good yiff on VCL nowadays.

7) I did it! Yiff-yiff-yiff-yiff-yiff!

8) “Yiff?” “No, thanks, I don’t quite feel like this right now.”


The Undersigned

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Ef*ful”gent, a. [L. effulgens, -entis, p. pr. of effulgere.] Diffusing a flood of light; shining; luminous; beaming; bright; splendid. “Effulgent rays of light.” –Cowper.

Casa Spinneyhead word of the moment. We’ve been watching Buffy series 5 you see. No, really, it does explain it.

I, naturally, think it’s the sort of word you’d find in Victorian porn

“Her firm round buttocks were effulgent from the whip’s caress.”

“My taut manhood was effulgent.”

That sort of thing.

I’ll get me dirty coat……..

Update It’s challenge Ian time! I may have a talent for writing Victorian porn stylee sentences, but let’s check. Throw me a word, preferably well out of common usage, and I’ll see if I can insert it into a line that would have our forefathers (and mothers) getting all hot under the collar.

Moral Turpitude

Turpitude, what a great word. A judge in Oklahoma is facing suspension after allegedly using a penis pump on himself during trials. He says he received the pump as a joke gift and is being framed.

“On one occasion, Ms. (Lisa) Foster (Thompson’s court reporter for 15 years), saw Judge Thompson holding his penis up and shaving underneath it with a disposable razor while on the bench,” the petition reads.

Tur”pi*tude, n. [L. turpitudo, from turpis foul, base.] Inherent baseness or vileness of principle, words, or actions; shameful wickedness; depravity. –Shak.


via GeekPress, the ten most untranslateable words to and from English. It’s appropriate that Gobbledegook is one of the hardest English words to translate.

Is there a word, I wonder, for turning up to a meeting despite knowing from experience that the other party isn’t going to appear, but you have to go because you never know, this time they may turn up. Or, (slightly) less complicated, someone who is so consistently unreliable that they’re unreliability has become something you can rely on. It’s all turning into my own version of Waiting for Godot only without the beatings and suicide attempts.

Anyway, that’s what I spent yesterday afternoon doing. At least it was sunny and I got a few cow shots.

And a few non-cow pictures-

I also found a couple of books to add to my wants list- High Tide: news from a warming world and the Dictionary of Imaginary Places.

And they're like "It's better than yours."

Urban Dictionary. A slang dictionary, with definitions supplied by the users. Such as-


Habitant of Greater Manchester

A Native of Manchester. Someone who is proud not to be a thieving granny stabbing, dole grabbing shell suit wearer (see SCOUSER)



Kelis says “Milkshake is just that thing that makes a woman stand out from everyone else. It’s a thing that makes you sensual and warm and maternal. It could be about breasts but I don’t have huge t*** so you gotta work with what you got.”

My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard, and they’re like “It’s better than yours” …

The New York Times and "All The News Thats Fit To Spin"

(from Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary)


when an idea or situation is expressed or described in a clever way that makes it seem better than it really is, especially in politics:

For those of you who don’t know, the quotes in the heading are a wordplay on some of the most famous words printed each day on a newspaper that been around for about 130 years.

The New York Times, my most beloved daily, has had its day.

I don’t know if many of you have heard about Jayson Blair and his uncanny ability to write vast amount of column space from his Brooklyn flat while supposedly out in the field, but he has has ruined the love affair I’ve had for years with the NY Times. In owning up to its erroneous ways, the NY Times printed a 17,000 word story which highlighted every single one of his made up stories as well as the embellishments to real tags. Since that public display of apology (PDA), two editors have resigned, the right and the left openly call the NY Times a piece of shite, and readers have wondered away in droves.

All this comes from a paper I used to read during my sophomore year of high school while sitting on the radiator with my best pal Brian Schneider. Lucky or not so lucy for me, our teacher had the foresight to get us involved with reading the paper every single day and openly discussing the content. Since that class, I have read the NY Times in America, Scandinavia and Europe on a daily basis. In fact, I can’t recall not reading the NY Times for over 15 years (I am only 30). I have even gone so far to have the Sunday NY Times delivered to my house on Tuesdays in Britain just to get my fix! Well. Well.

The affair is over, but like any good relationship, I am on the rebound. With the NY Times trying every single day not to be a newspaper associated with bullshit; it becomes more and more congenial to the American way of spin and doesn’t ask important questions anymore lest there might be accusations of impropriety. Where can I turn for American news that isn’t tainted by Mr. Murdoch or so obviously on the left, like Washington Post, but really delivers American news in a concise objective manner? Sadly, the answer is nowhere.

During my long love affair I used the NY Times to balance my left with the right, mainly reading the The Washington Times and other conservative newspapers to come up with a proportion of the real truth, but that isn’t possible anymore. My mantra has change completely. I am starting to believe all the news I read is spin or favouritism so why even bother reading it anymore? It is one thing to be well informed, but it is another to be a sheep believing what the news tells us must be true. At this rate, I don’t think I will ever believe anything in the media again. Bring on Fark, at least it highlights the stupidity of man and newsprint

I would personally like to say F*CK YOU TO THE NEW YORK TIMES as they are bunch of asshats who put the need for diversity above the lofty ideals of journalism!!

Babel Fish

When the conversation got too geeky on Saturday night, Sabs kept trying to turn it back to women so as not to get bored. It didn’t work, and the ladies wouldn’t answer the most important question- ‘How are we meant to understand you?’ For that you need a Woman to English dictionary.

On the other hand, both sexes were in agreement that Willow is the sexiest character on television.

Apart from evil Willow.