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Thursday, February 08, 2007

I tell ya, people, some days the blog just writes itself.

OK, I'm not making this up, this actually is happening. This is reported by the Metro newspaper of England.

A theatre in Florida has had to change the title of a charity production of "The Vagina Monologues" on its marquee, after a woman complained that it was offensive.

The new name?





That's right. They've decided on 'The Hoohaa Monologues'.

Atlantic Theatres in Atlantic Beach, Florida, received a complaint from a woman who'd seen the advertised title as she drove past with her niece. She said that it had made her niece ask her what a vagina was.

The theatre's Bryce Pfanenstiel commented: 'I'm on the phone and asked “What did you tell her?” She's like, “I'm offended I had to answer the question.”'

So the theatre, anxious to avoid controversy, decided that the childish slang word 'hoohaa' was the most appropriate thing to replace 'vagina'.

Some have welcomed the change to 'The Hoohaa Monologues', while others have expressed some confusion. 'It sounds like a country band,' one passer by commented to local TV station WJXT.

The production was being staged by a group of law students, with all proceeds going to charity. The director of the play has asked that the title be changed back.

The Vagina Monologues, Eve Ensler's award-winning international hit play, is an attempt to celebrate the vagina as an object of empowerment, rather than of shame. There's some way to go with that one, clearly.

What I wanna know is what were the names that they passed over before they settled on "hoo-haa"?

Leave me some guesses in the comments section, will you?

4 Comments:

Anonymous Alex said...

I'd like compensation for someone using my word. Who do I sue?

2/09/2007 12:06 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

fajita

2/09/2007 2:12 PM

 
Anonymous Lil said...

Basket Monologues, then people would think it was a show about crazy people. Harmless.

2/10/2007 1:01 AM

 
Anonymous Scotty said...

The "Thingy" Monologues?

The Bajingo monologues?

The ladybits monologues?

You realize you're opening a can of worms here, professor

Jones text

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2/10/2007 9:10 AM

 

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