In my spam box today, an email with the subject line: “Forge your love sword this Valentine’s Day.”
As adverts for male enhancement drugs go, this one is at least original, though as always, totally gender inappropriate. That is, unless they literally mean a sword, in which case, that would be cool. Because who doesn’t need a medieval weapon to celebrate the holiday of love?
The imagery, however, should make any man cringe. “Forge,” by definition is either a furnace or oven where metals are heated and wrought, or the process of heating metal and beating it into shape while it is red hot and almost melty. There’s also “cold” forging, but even that involves the instructions: “Hit it with a hammer.”
Somehow, I think few men are so desperate for the ultimate boner that they’d undertake a process that involved repeated blows to their junk.
Of course, they could be meaning the other use of forge, as in “forgery.” Hmmm.