Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Greeks have a word for a booty that is a beauty

Two days ago Sally and I walked out of a grocery store behind a woman whose backside was very large. Sally asked, “What is that word that means a big butt?”

I said, “Callipygian. But that word doesn’t describe this woman.” Her rear end was as big as the back half of a Volkswagen. “Callipygian means having beautifully proportioned buttocks.” The Greeks came up with that word. The model on the cover of this catalog is an example of callipygian.

Some very famous stars have callipygian attributes.



Jennifer Lopez played the late Tejano singer, Selena, in a biopic of the same name, and  like JLo, Selena had her own claim to booty immortality:

Those of you asking your husband, “Does this dress make my butt look too big?” should instead take pride in your callipygian caboose.

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