Androids on the march

Sexy Friday continues, with the war between the sexes in today’s Scenes From a Multiverse:

First, misogynoids launched against the women, then misandroids launched in retaliation, sowing the boner-destroying deathsterone.

The first two portmanteaus build on android ‘(in science fiction) a robot with a human appearance’ (NOAD2): misogyny + android, misandry + android. Then we get deathsterone, death + testosterone. And then there’s boner, bone +-er, here in sense 2 from NOAD2:

1 N. Amer. informal a stupid mistake.

2 N. Amer. vulgar slang an erection of the penis.

Sense 2 is a straightforward metaphor: an erect penis is hard like a bone. For sense 1, compare boneheaded ‘stupid’ (another metaphor: with a head (hard) like bone).

A note from cartoonist Jon Rosenberg:

Keep your boners safe, people. Keep them under your mattress while you sleep.

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