Lacking an antecedent, the third-person pronouns can all be read either as "it" or "he," so that it becomes impossible to distinguish the lute from the man, the phallic symbol
from the phallus itself:
Academics, often earnestly seizing upon the Alice books as a coat-hanger for their own fantasies, have variously interpreted Carroll's representation of Alice Liddell as pastoral swain and phallic symbol
, as Jungian anima and the first acid-head in children's literature; have laid bare the books themselves as allegories of philosophical systems and Darwinian evolution, of the Oxford Movement and Victorian toilet training.
The phallic symbol
in a wheat field left locals wondering if it was the work of saucy aliens or horny humans.
In the final task, Ambrose won over architects and property experts with his design for a new building on London's South Bank, although some said it looked like a flaccid phallic symbol
But who are these Francophiles who so admire cross-Channel words such as chic and lingerie, and that great phallic symbol
the Eiffel Tower?
James May, magazine contributing editor and TV presenter, said: "Every psychologist in the world has some hackneyed theory on the relationship between sexuality and cars - that the E-type Jaguar is really just a phallic symbol
, or that the Nissan Micra is modelled on a lady's bottom.
Governor Pataki took all of his legacy and put it into a tall phallic symbol
that will be outbuilt by the Chinese before it ever gets built anyway," Swig said of the Freedom Tower during his speech before the ABO on March 16.
The nose is a phallic symbol
- just brush it ever so slightly with a fingertip when she's talking to you and her eyes will be drawn to it.
In that supreme Sixties silliness, The Sacred Mushroom And The Cross, John Allegro alleged that the crucifixion was merely a phallic symbol
used by his supposed mushroom cultists--more an Allegro phallusy than Christian fallacy, I fancy.
And second, tell them you're from Toronto (even if you're not) where the two largest landmarks are the world's biggest phallic symbol
(the CN Tower), which is located right beside what appears to be an absolutely huge boob (the Skydome).
Nor was Daniel Sumegi's Klingsor helped when, in the opening moments of Act II, he was discovered in silhouette, equipped with the unmistakable phallic symbol
of a huge spear.
This was also, of course, an undeniably male, phallic symbol