Once, Spanish feminists complained that saying something is la polla "the dick" in Spanish means it's awesome, while if something is un coñazo (something like, "a big pussy") it's a bore and an annoyance. The idea was that male genitalia are thought to be as having positive qualities while the female counterparts have negative connotations. I think this is very Sapir-Whorf-y so I don't believe any of it, but it made me open this thread to see what's going on in other languages. I'll complete Spanish: dick la polla "awesome" bollocks acojonar "to scare the shit out" cojonudo "awesome" pussy coña "joke" (something not meant, for humorous purposes) ¡coño! "damn!" ¿qué coño? "what the fuck?" un coñazo "a bore" What about your language(s)?