Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Thought 554: B(oobs) & P(enis)



In the book Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic & Rhetoricwhose opening section is on euphonics, I couldn't help focusing on this particular insight.

The letter P - which is said to refer to the paternal, patriarchal, political element - is rather shaped like a penis together with its testicles - as seen from its side.

The letter B - which is said to be binary - actually looks somewhat like a pair of breasts or boobs (a bosom) or even a pair of buttocks known as a bottom - or, even further down the line, the profile of the ballooned belly and mammary glands of a pregnant mother-to-be.