May I offer a euphemism?

Recently I watched a lot of football (perhaps you heard).  I started noticing that whenever a player would go down to the ground and roll onto his side, the sportscasters would suggest that possibly “he got the wind knocked out of him.”

It was pretty clear in most of these cases that what he had was a penis injury. Since that’s nothing to be ashamed of, I couldn’t understand the hesitation to call it what it is. (I’ve since heard from quite a few guys that they don’t like to hear anything close to that phrase as it causes “phantom pain and/or discomfort”)

Thanks to Matthew, who alerted me to this euphemism from the film Extract:


At least “mid body injury” is in the correct vicinity…progress!

– Jen


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