The prompt I chose this week:
Share something you learned embarrassingly late in life.
Do you carry, wear, or do something for luck? Athletes often do it - they'll wear their lucky shirt, baseball players will kiss the crucifix they have on a chain around their neck when they come up to bat, or they may not shave while their team is on a winning streak.
Non-athletes may search the lawn for a four-leaf clover for good luck. Or they'll never leave home without a lucky coin in their pocket or wallet. Some people even carry a rabbit's foot to ensure good luck.
Imagine my surprise when I finally was told that a camel toe wasn't the Arabian desert version of a rabbit's foot.
Sure, I wondered how women would ever carry this:
Yet I heard time and time again about certain females having a camel toe. It seemed strange to me that this good luck charm was predominantly preferred by women who wore tight jeans, skimpy bikinis, or other form-fitting articles of clothing on their nether regions. Weird coincidence, that.
Then my mind went wild: What happened to the rest of the camel? Why would they mutilate the 'yacht of the desert' for decoration or luck? Seemed sort of wasteful to me. Then I imagined all those camels with prosthetic limbs. It was so, so sad.
I finally learned what those nasty people meant by the phrase "camel toe", ending fifty years of ignorance on my part.
If you were like me, and still don't know what a camel toe is, you can read the definition here. And if you're so inclined, you can see pictures here.
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