I’ll be honest: I’m no big fan of the word “anal”.
Even in its less graphic use it still warrants a mental step back before you can fully accept its second meaning. You’ve all had moments like these:
GUY: God that guy’s really anal.
YOUR BRAIN: Like anus? No wait… Ok, he means the “other”anal.
YOU: Nothing wrong there!
We all have.
So I’m trying to explain to a fellow French person that anal has a second meaning (fussy, annoyingly meticulous) but my claims are soon met with disbelief. Thankfully, the trusty Interwebs is always ready to lube-up my giddy daily entering of the snowman:
Right, ok so there’s a THIRD anal definition: apparently anal is also an entire language.
Still unsatisfied, I decided to delve deeper and deeper into Google’s anal chasm:
So many things!
1/ ANAL is in the top 10% of lookups on Merriam-Webster.com? I know this because of a POP-UP!
2/ ANAL is an abbreviation of ANAL?
3/ What’s an ANAL ANGLE?
4/ What’s situated “near” the anus? Oh…
5/ The bald man.
6/ WHO IS THE US PRESIDENT???
This page is awesome. But you know what else is awesome?
Here we find my second definition and…
Wait, lets see anal defined for English-language learners.
*clicks on audio file*
Try it! It’s genius:
But back to our last page:
Here’s a fun fact: Napoleon Banaparte was born on the 15th of August 1769.
I just love the lack of any proof, reference, sense or specificity which comes with that statement.
It’s like: here it is guys! Anal-ise this!
Hey, you know what DOESN’T rhyme with anal?
Oh and in the dictionary, it turns out, the word anal is next to the word anal. Oh and FYI:
– Analabos: a religious cloak.
– Anakrousis: syllables.
Both pretty harmless things to surround such a brutal word.
Ok, how do I end this…?