Georgia O'Keefe's "Blue Flower" (1918)
Did you read about the Florida legislator who was admonished for using the word "uterus" on the floor of the Florida House? There's a great opinion piece HERE.
Would he have been called down for mentioning a kidney? A liver? Bile duct? And what about those controversial Isles of Langerhans?
It's because of growing up amidst a mindset like this that I still call the chicken breast the "white meat," the leg the "drumstick," and the thigh, the "second joint," causing my friends from more enlightened parts of the world to look at me strangely.
Were you brought up to use 'polite' circumlocutions of this sort?