“POONTANG” IN BLUE, “MACROECONOMIST” IN RED
Your FYE plays with Google Ngram and Google Public Data almost every night before he retires. For the grannies out there, Google Ngram is an online tool where you search a world and the frequency in which it appears in books overtime. The FYE searched the word, “poontang” last night and FYE was tickled pink to learn the word emerged in 1930. Poontang is a powerful word which means many things: a woman as a sexual object, sexual intercourse, and ultimately the female pudenda. According to one linguist, it does not have a relationship with “puddin-tain”. It most likely derives from French Louisiana, where putain, means whore. Another theory is that it derived in slang from Chinese with similar words like poon tai or poon kai. Noticible on the graph is the “JFK Effect” where we see a sharp rise in use of the word by around the 1960s. JFK stated after winning the 1960 election, “Well I guess my poon days are over.” We all know that didn’t happen!
JFK: “I GUESS MY POON DAYS ARE OVER!”
I know you the fine reader may think, ‘what does poontang have to do with the focus of this respectable publication of social sciences?’ Everything. When I engage the word poontang with the economics portion of my brain, I associate it with the word macroeconomists. And if you use NGram, you will note ‘Poontang’ and “Macroeconomist” have a convincingly strong relationship.
Further, we see that Poontang was used more frequently than Macroeconomist for FIFTY YEARS. Out of an eighty year timeline, fifty is a lot. First, poontang is arguable more enjoyable than a macroeconomist, and thus we naturally discuss them more. This also exemplifies how young of a field economics is. We haven’t gotten it quite right yet. Macroeconomist only surpassed Poontang as more frequently used word in the eighties. WHAT
In 1980, on the graph where the red and blue lines intersect is when public consciousness realized poontang and macroeconomist were interchangeable. Thus people switched to macroeconomist because it sounded more professional.
YOUR FYE HITTING ON POONTANG:
Yo dude watch, I am totally going to spit some game at that Macroeconomist by the bar.
(FYE walks over to the cutie macroeconomist/poontang)
Hey whats the wifi password around here. Haha, I’m just kidding. Hey my name is FYE. We share an excel google doc and a Dropbox account together. Yea thats me, I’m the guy with the yahoo account. Well, I was wondering if you wanted to get out of here, and uh, check out some data I have at home that I didn’t upload to the dropbox.