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With the Summer Games coming up shortly, here is a piece of Greek history.
2500 years ago a slave call girl from Sardinia named Gedophamee (pronounced Get-offa'-me) was attending the first athletic festival in Greece. This festival had no name.
In those days the athletes performed naked.
To prevent unwanted arousal while competing, the men imbibed freely on a drink containing saltpeter, before and throughout the variety of events.
At the opening ceremonial parade of this first great event, Gedophamee observed the first wave of naked athletic males marching toward her and she exclaimed: "Oh! Limp pricks!".
Over the next two and a half millennia that expression morphed into "Olympics”.
Just thought I’d share this new-found knowledge with you.
You are welcome.
....and do enjoy the summer Olympics.