Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Bunghole?!

Heh... do you need TP for your bunghole?

Yeah... we all know that bunghole is a slang word for the butt. Go ahead and laugh. Get your giggles out the way.


As a teenager in the '90s, bunghole rose to vernacular prominence thanks to MTV's Beavis and Butthead. Cornholio, the high-strung persona of Beavis, would often make reference to his bunghole.


And yet, bunghole has even been used by a US President. Lyndon B. Johnson was recorded over the phone mentioning his bunghole to his tailor, whom was making him some new pants. You can hear that phone call here.

A plugged bung.

Where did the word bunghole come from, though? Well, it's a common word found in the wine and brewing industry, dating back millenia. The bunghole is a hole drilled or tapped into a sealed barrel which holds liquid. Via the bunghole, samples can be drawn to test for the content's quality.

So yes, a bunghole is a small hole that stuff comes in or goes out of. Perhaps the slang usage makes more sense than originally thought!

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