Now this sentence has never actually been uttered by the Princess, but I’m pretty sure that’s only because we do not live in the greater Tampa/St. Pete area.
It all started a couple of evenings ago when the Boy and I were taking a leisurely stroll down the main street of one of the many beach communities in the area. We stopped in a local wine bar, and as we were waiting for our drinks, I picked up one of those “Come see all of the really cool shit that we have within a 100 mile radius of where you are sitting this second” magazines.
(Flip Flip) “Does every place have a cartoon shrimp in their ad?” (Flip) “Hey, if I get a tattoo at the place next door, they’ll validate our parking.” (Flip Flip) “Haha, this shrimp has a muscle tee and sunglasses.” (Flip Flip Flip) “What the…!”
I did a double-take. I sat quietly and thought about this for a moment.
Me: “Baby, what exactly IS a cooter?”
Me: “I mean besides the guy on the Dukes of Hazzard.”
Boy: “Sweetie, it means exactly what you think it means.”
Except this is the problem. There can’t POSSIBLY be a vagina restaurant, can there? And a “Family Friendly!" one?
So I decided that there must be something, some definition somewhere, that would make it ok for there to be family-friendly Cooters.
Urbandictionary.com – don’t let me down…
Hee hee...“beef curtains” makes me giggle. Sorry...ahem. Funny, but definintely NOT helpful here. I do, however, appreciate the very handy list of synonyms at the top of the page in case I use the word ‘cooter’ one too many times and need several dozen other options to chose from.
Dictionary.com was a little more helpful.
“Cooter - –noun Chiefly Southern U.S. any of several large aquatic turtles of the southern U.S. and northern Mexico.”
Whew, it’s a turtle! But then I scan over to the side of the page at said Dictionary.com and see the ‘related searches’:
So is it a vagina or is it a turtle? Both, I guess. This place must haul-out the turtle to the kids and the vagina to the grown-ups (on the website it advertises "Cooter’s fresh raw bar"…wink wink...and don't forget "Super Grouper Thursdays"). If I give them the super-secret password, will they give me a Cooter's t-shirt with the vagina on it, instead of the turtle?
Or maybe it's just because I can make anything seem dirty if I try hard enough.