The term "nothing
" was (in the Shakespearean day
) a word to represent the female genitalia
; a slang
for it, if you will. There are many silent references
to it in many of Shakespeare
s. For instance take Act
3, scene two of Hamlet
, in Hamlet
: I mean, my head upon your lap
: Ay, my lord.
: Do you think I meant country
: I think nothing, my lord.
: That's a fair thought to lie between maid
: What is, my lord?
If you know what the play "Much Ado About Nothing
" is actually about, the title is quite a play on words
. Mr. Shakespeare certainly was crafy
in weaving those references
into casual conversation
. There are many instances, especially in his many ode
s, where the reference
is quite clear.
With how often it is rumored that men think about sex
, it is quite truthful to reply to "What were you thinking about?
" with a coy