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[May. 27th, 2008|02:56 pm]
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Question for Americans - in your country, is the word 'willy' widely recognised as the childish euphemism for pen!s that it is in the UK?
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[User Picture]From: hoshuteki
2008-05-27 01:58 pm (UTC)

I am, as you know, not an American...

... but I always assumed the fact that Will Smith used it in the title of one of his rekkids meant that no. (Cf "fanny".)
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From: minnesattva
2008-05-27 02:11 pm (UTC)
It's not used, but it's probably recognized... not sure how widely; my experience isn't really a good example. :)
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2008-05-27 02:11 pm (UTC)
I don't think "Free Willy" would have been called that if it was.
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[User Picture]From: monkeyssk8
2008-05-27 02:26 pm (UTC)
generally willy does mean pen15 and junk, but it is quite silly and people don't use it very often
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[User Picture]From: eyekiller
2008-05-27 02:34 pm (UTC)
there was a girl in Indiana Jones and the Temple Of Doom who was called Willy which I thought was silly at the time.
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[User Picture]From: offensive_mango
2008-05-27 02:36 pm (UTC)
No.
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[User Picture]From: jtemperance
2008-05-27 04:54 pm (UTC)
No, it's not, it's understood to be a UK expression.
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[User Picture]From: diamondbankman1
2008-05-28 02:01 am (UTC)
Not really. But most recognize the UK meaning from Monty Python and such. Three cheers!
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