oct 28


I always thought 30 Rock invented the word vajayjay -- turns out it was Grey's Anatomy. And Oprah pretty much owns it. This and other scintillating details about the origin of the word in today's NYT Styles. (UPDATE: In the comments, at least one previous use of the world. I hope the OED references this post.)


Someone emailed me this info:

I'm sure this term has been even longer. The first time I heard it was in an MC Paul Barman song "MTV get off the air pt.2" from his 2000 EP It's Very Stimulating, in which he trades retardedly brilliant sex rhymes with Princess Superstar.

Among other gems, this appears towards the end of the song:
"Lady, one more complaint
and I'll shove a rape-whistle up the Mrs. Va-J-J"

posted by Rex at 6:48 PM on October 28, 2007

I was going to say that exact same thing.

What ever happened to Paul Barman? I saw him live at the Knitting Factory here in L.A. and it was painfully obvious that he was a studio artist.

However, I enjoyed his wordplay, kind of pre-nerdcore, a little more grad school than others of his type.

posted by Gavin at 6:56 PM on October 28, 2007

Okay, this is interesting. He's now doing like spoken word/animation stuff. Actually, pretty awesome + weird.


Kind of reminds me of Ken Nordine meets Flash.

posted by Gavin at 10:43 PM on October 28, 2007

OMG. MC Paul Barman? MTV get off the air pt.2? It's Very Stimulating? Princess Superstar?

This is fantastic! Where have I been? Just on the strength of these names alone I must track down this person's music. Those lyrics looked amazing. Hopin' the beats match.

(This Fimoculous hipster-stuff-by-proxy service is so convenient, but I really needed it much earlier.)

posted by Eric at 1:51 AM on October 29, 2007

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