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Comment: Dr Susan Block and others spread this tale

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One of history's most flamboyant human recipients [of cunnilingus] was
the notorious Empress Wu Hu, who ruled China during the T'ang Dynasty, and
decreed that all visiting dignitaries pay homage to her Imperial Highness
by performing cunnilingus upon her royal puss. Old paintings depict Wu Hu
holding her big robe open, as some nobleman kneels before her, lavishly
applying his lips to the imperial pleasure palace between her legs. Old paintings depict Wu Hu holding her big robe open, as some nobleman kneels before her, lavishly applying his lips to the imperial pleasure palace between her legs. Maybe that’s where we got the expression "sucking up to royalty."

(Excerpted from http://www.drsusanblock.com/editorial/cunn.htm )

But the story itself isn't found in any written histories from the Tang
Dynasty, and I have yet to see any of these alleged old paintings. Could
you please help put a stop to this silliness?

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There was an Empress Wu in the Tang Dynasty (the first female ruler), but her given name was originally Zhao (Chau in Wade-Giles) and was changed to Ze-tian (Tzu-t'ien) after she became empress. It was never Hu.

She started off as a concubine and various nasty things were said about her once she ascended the throne, mostly to do with the upset of the natural order of things arising from a woman becoming a ruler over men, but as far as I know there were no particular stories about sex, oral or otherwise.

I'd put this one down to romanticisation of the Mystic Orient.

Kate

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Does the suppossed name strike anyone else as decidedly jokey? Wu Hu (WooHoo)?

Tier " I have a friend called 'Bigus Dickus' " Rex

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That's just what I was thinking. I mean, you do get funny names, but this one seems little too appropriate.

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Occasionally there are odd names in other languages (I suspect English has a few innocent words of its own too)...

I'm trying to think of some of the semi-humorous sounding Chinese names I've come across, I think Hung Lam or something like that was one, and there was supposed to be others that sound close to F*ing and Wanking, but I don't speak much non-vulgar Chinese and don't know if they're apocryphal.

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There's an authentic Chinese restaurant in Portland, Oregon, called Hung Far Low.
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quote:
Originally posted by Otter the Klown:
There's an authentic Chinese restaurant in Portland, Oregon, called Hung Far Low.

Paraphrase Wayne's World: "I'll have the cream of sum yung gouy." Hell, if I was royal I'd demand stuff like that too...Don't think I'd change my name to "Woo Hoo" though. Duck is good enough for me. It rhymes with a nice word and on keyboards is one click away from a faux pas. And that happens...

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quote:
Originally posted by Tier-Rex:
Does the suppossed name strike anyone else as decidedly jokey? Wu Hu (WooHoo)?

Tier " I have a friend called 'Bigus Dickus' " Rex

It would only be funnier if she were Empress Poon, of the Tang Dynesty. (ba-dum-PAH!)

[fish] [fish] oh, I kill myself! [fish] [fish]

Seriously, she was a cunning ruler! - Stressa [lol]
(A groan is as good as a laugh)

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I have seen a similar story, but it wasn't Empress Wu Hu, but Pu Si. Say it out aloud.

This name is a little bit more clever than Wu Hu, because it is very similar to the name of the Last Emperor of China, Pu Yi.

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quote:
Originally posted by Otter the Klown:
There's an authentic Chinese restaurant in Portland, Oregon, called Hung Far Low.

I've been there!

It's in Portland's CREEPY Chinatown district.

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