I feel that the sexual meaning of "penetrate" (ie., by penis) should be mentioned here since other articles (such as skull-fuck) refer to it. So I've added it. SpectrumDT 22:10, 11 September 2007 (UTC)
Removal of second definition.
I disagree with the addition of the second definition of the verb "penetrate", as t has recently become a bit of a misnomer, and society don't seem to recognise the original definition of the word anymore.
I have never read in any paper-based dictionary where the definition of "penetrate" had included the sexual reference. The word penetrate has recently been widely used in the sexual sense, and as a result of it, many people are unaware of the technical application for the verb, and therefore become confused by the use of it (i.e. internet penetration has become somewhat of a weird idea to people because they associate the word "penetration" to sexual references).
My suggestion is that the second definition be classified as a slang definition or as a neologism, because society needs to aware that word "penetrate" (and all other derived forms) does have an older definition than the one currently being used in society.
Thank you very much.
--Eug.galeotti 12:02, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
- Both definitions need a lot of work, but we certainly don’t want to remove a valid definition for the sake of prescriptionism. The first definition isn’t very good and needs work. The second definition is, IMHO, too broad and needs work. For example, I don’t think it applies to somebody doing a milk bottle or a heated cantaloupe. —Stephen 12:20, 8 December 2008 (UTC)
- I am also fine with that. As long as there is a distinct and clear definition of both given terms,people can get a clear understanding. --Eug.galeotti 08:31, 10 December 2008 (UTC)