Has anyone given a thought to the relatively overt (that is a pun) sexual overtones of scissors? Their obvious phallic connotations..
… the diagrammatic similarity to uterine anatomy of these dental scissors?
Geez, I’ve been looking at WAY too much Duchamp lately. And Maria the midwife should take some credit for inundating me with uterine imagery for ten years…
More simply even than that, open the scissors, they are a uterus, close them, a phallus. A real hermaphroditic existence for such an innocuous tool!