1 definition by antiph

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An elongated part of the male body. During the renaissance, people used to use the term "pen" to indicate the male reproductive organ (usually followed by the verb "to be" (ex. "thy pen is big milord"). Shakespeare used it figuratively as in the famous soliloquy by Hamlet who asks his penis: "to be or not to be?" The use of the pen as a metaphor is ascribed to its long shape as well as the ink which approximates sperm.

Freud also used it philosophically: Oedipus penis was too little thus he killed his father. Electra didn't have a penis (i.e. penis envy) thus she killed her mother. He also suggested that some writers have a pen but they don't have a penis.

In modern times the "pen" has been replaced by other objects.
- Sometimes, a penis is just a penis (Freud)
- My master's penis is nothing like his pen (ascribed to Shakespeare)
- Who's penis is it anyway (a famous game)
by antiph May 24, 2007

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