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"O that she were an open-arse and thou a popp'rin pear"
Act 2,
Scene 1
Lines 34-39

A sexual innuendo of the words "medlar fruit" and "popp'rin pear" in myShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Act 2, Scene 1.


If love be blind, love cannot hit the mark.
Now will he sit under a medlar tree,
And wish his mistress were that kind of fruit
As maids call medlars when they laugh alone.
Romeo, that she were, O, that she were
An open-arse, or thou a popp’rin pear!

Mercutio makes fun of Romeo, saying that since love is blind, Romeo did not “hit” his mistress’ “mark” and instead wishes that she were a medlar fruit and that he were a popp’rin pear, which resembles the male genitalia and whose name sounds like “pop her in”.