I was searching on google the other day for a patient information sheet for epididimitis. During my search, I ran across a Dutch language description of the disease, which caught my eye. Realize that the epididimi reside on top of the testicles, and when they get inflamed and infected, it is rather painful. hence my amusement at the following:
en vooral 's ochtends waterige tot pussige afscheiding, soms pijn in de balzak (epididymitis)
Pijn in de balzak. What an eloquent description! In medicalese I’d be calling it epididimitis, orchialgia, testicular angina or some damn thing. But the pure simplicity of the Hollanders! Bless them!