Debate raged hot this morning at the Chicago Reader copy desk as we tried to figure out the proper way to style that most euphemistic of all vagina euphemisms, “lady( )parts.” Should we leave it open, just like that, or close it up, as Rick Santorum supporter Foster Friess prefers? (Rimshot!) It’s not in Merriam-Webster. The Chicago Manual Style Q&A, which often helps us work out the finer points, was silent (and I’m too embarrassed to query Q&A maven Carol Fisher Saller on the topic). Googling “lady parts one word or two” wasn’t helpful, but you don’t need to be told that. So I took a survey of some prominent publications to see how they handled it. Results after the jump. We’re open to suggestion, too.