Ooo, what lovely bollockwort!

Unlike a scrotal issue caused by a type of human papillomavirus that’s resulted in a rough and hard growth covered ballsack.

A bollockwort is

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An orchid.

A beautiful orchid.

But did you know that the word orchid comes from the Greek orkhis, which means ‘testicle’?

No?

Well, whoever thought to name this flower saw a scrotum.

They took one look at the orchid’s tubers

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And thought ‘bollocks’.

The word wort comes from the Old English wyrt, which means ‘root’.

Scrotumroot.

Bollockwort.

Testicle.

‘Orchid’ just sounds so much less ‘male genitalia’.

The next time I see a nice orchid I’ll compliment whoever owns it on their balls.

Tomos James

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