06 March 2010

Naked women urinators



Well not quite naked but they are urinators but not urinators in the sense of micturation. This Japanese painting is of two female pearl divers.

the expression urinator also refers to persons who dive, particularly in search of something.

Isn't the English language wonderful!

15 comments:

CherryPie said...

I am glad you cleared that up and that is a lovely painting :-)

Anonymous said...

So.... is that young British diving star in with a chance of the Olymic Gold for Urinating in 2012? Bizarre... Or are you just taking the piss :)

Claudia said...

I know you always say the truth, Jams. Nevertheless, before calling our diving friend, Nevin, urinator, I went to ckeck Vikipedia. You're right...Only you would inform us of truly bizarre facts!!!! The English language might be wonderful but it's very difficult for a French speaking Canadian. BTW, beautiful painting! Delicately refreshing...

susan said...

There's nothing like the delight one feels in learning a new meaning for an old word. Great picture too.

jams o donnell said...

It is a beautiful picture eh CHerie?

Haha extracting the urinator Andrew!

Now would I lie to you Claudia!

I agree it is wonderful isn;t it,, words and pictures both!

Sandy B said...

Who knew?!!! Thanks for the English lesson.

jams o donnell said...

Actually I only knew a couple of years ago when reading an Aubrey Maturin book by Patrick O Brian!

nursemyra said...

Ha! I thought she was getting the fish to nibble off the dead skin nibbled on her feet. I had that done in Singapore - it was fabulous!

jams o donnell said...

THat sounds great. I fancy going to Turke to have doctor fish nibble the sjkin.. as I have psoriasis

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Hmm... These ladies probably could carry the likes of you and me in one hand... casually.

Nice picture, too.

jams o donnell said...

I bet they could Snoppy!

Andrée said...

You have the most interesting posts!

jams o donnell said...

Haha Glad you like it Andree

Knatolee said...

The things I learn from you!!!

jams o donnell said...

Haha Glad to oblige!