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- June 27th, 21:01
Technically these words aren't wrong as such, but it always annoys me when a third-person limited story uses words in narration that the character wouldn't use. I can't picture a medieval pirate, or really anyone in a high-stress situation that isn't them performing surgery on said part, thinking of a penis as a "copulatory organ". The infamous The Eye of Argon falls into this as well, having the uneducated barbarian protagonist thinking words like "hypothesis" and "aperture" and observing a beheaded rat's "hyoid bone". Worse is when the word is also the wrong one to use in context, as when the same barbarian descends a flight of stairs to its "posterior".