I think this word is about literary critics' (and college English teachers') unfortunate habit of overusing the word and notion of "phallic." Freud might have something to say about some literary critics' obsession with sexualizing literature. then again, he might need to diagnose his own obsession.
I miss this as the site's title. I just think wordie is so much more appropriate than wordnik ... when it comes to words, I think of myself much more as a "word foodie" than a "word beatnik." This site is really all about word savouring.