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pussy's pussy

I got my girl-kitty fixed earlier this week. 'Fixed' is what my parents called it when I was growing up. My dad is pretty good with euphemisms; after all, he wouldn't want to say anything that would make us 'spit up.'

I suppose if I spoke American more, I, personally, would probably say 'spayed' or 'neutered.'

Every German vet I know calls the procedure a 'castration,' whether a male or female (but with German spelling and accent).

Apparently Germans have no good euphemism, because when I talk with my Germans, they call it a 'snip-snip,' complete with awkward pause and hand-scissor motion.

SO! Where are you from, what do you call it, is it gender-specific, and is it a euphemism?
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