What does a feminist do when she sees that her native language does not include a separate word for naming a girl’s private parts? Well, she makes up one herself. Snippa, which is the Swedish term for referring to a girl’s genitals, is a recent addition to the Swedish language.
Malmo-based social worker Anna Kosztovics claims to have invented the word in the year 2000, since she was frustrated that she couldn’t find a feminine equivalent to the masculine Swedish snopp to refer to her daughter’s privates.
The word became popular after she extensively promoted it in several of Malmo’s nursery schools. Already used to describe a small jug for cream and a type of boat, Kosztovics believes that the word snippa is close to describing the shape of the shape of the vagina.