Monday, June 1, 2009

I don't know why there's a word for it. . .

. . .but I'm sure glad to know it:

amplexus: the copulatory embrace of frogs and toads (and, one assumes, frog mutants, mermen, toad-bat-demons, etc.) in which the male fertilizes the eggs released by the female (or by himself, in the case of Huxley's Proust-Monster).

The best part, though, is that it literally means 'embrace'--so won't you put your loved one (consenting adults only, please) in am amplexus tonight?

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