FannyPackIn today's music-fashion-gyneclogical update, the Times' Kelefah Sanneh tries his damndest to explain the phenomenon of the song, "Cameltoe," to readers:

"What's a cameltoe?"

A good question, although answering it requires a certain tact. Cameltoe is slang for a fashion faux pas caused by women wearing snug pants; the term suggests a visual analogy. The song is a cautionary tale, intended to help victims — help them, that is, by ridiculing them — into recovery.

The song's lyrics explain the condition more forthrightly: "Girl, that gotta hurt, take some time and adjust/ Can't you see people staring and making a fuss?"

Yes, after songs about thongs, big butts, putting keys into your ignition baby, there is a song about that uncomfortable fashion no-no. Callalillie points out that The Camel-Toe Report is a great companion piece to the story, plus an excellent way to know the toe in everyday life.

MTV on the making of FannyPack, using the words "Brooklyn" and "hipster cachet." Possible health-related issues if you cameltoe it.