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Why do people find the word "poop" to be cute?

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posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 12:15 PM
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originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
Now when I was a kid my parents used the term 'grunt' both as a noun and as the verb. This came from my father who picked up the word in the jungles of New Guinea during the war. They got the term from the sounds their mates made off in the bush after eating their undigested rations.

Well, come to school and the first grade teacher is reading us a story and up comes the regular word 'grunt' as in, 'he didn't want to walk up the stairs so he grunted all the way up', and I exploded with laughter and earned my first trip to the principle.

I grew up in Southcentral Pennsylvania, and people in my area used the word 'grunt' for going #2.




posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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Important things need answered before anything else:
Am I the only one who laughs my ass off when poop deck ship references come up?

By the way, most (if not all) etymology nerds & anyone with Google-fu will argue the word didn't just fall from nowhere, poop has been around a very long time. It is apparently hard to shake off.
We take poop from a very old English word, poupen, which was taken from French, pupe or pouppe, which was taken from Latin, puppis.


edit on 11/17/2015 by Nyiah because: (no reason given)



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: lamplighters

It is often to replace the 's' swear word and is deemed not as harsh. Also, "Oh feces.' would sound gross and odd.



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 01:29 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: TerryMcGuire
Now when I was a kid my parents used the term 'grunt' both as a noun and as the verb. This came from my father who picked up the word in the jungles of New Guinea during the war. They got the term from the sounds their mates made off in the bush after eating their undigested rations.

Well, come to school and the first grade teacher is reading us a story and up comes the regular word 'grunt' as in, 'he didn't want to walk up the stairs so he grunted all the way up', and I exploded with laughter and earned my first trip to the principle.

I grew up in Southcentral Pennsylvania, and people in my area used the word 'grunt' for going #2.


I vote for poop over that, lol



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 02:48 PM
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I've taught my dogs on the word poop. I take them outside and they poop on demand if there's anything in there. All 3 dogs try to pee on command as well.

It would sound very unladylike to be out there saying go sh** Go sh**. And then to praise them with good sh**.
Go poop is acceptable in front of everyone, especially if there's kids around.

To go feces, or to go defecate (sp?) is just to clinical. Children and dogs don't like clinical......



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 02:54 PM
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If i hear that word one more time



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 02:55 PM
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What word would you rather hear?

a reply to: lamplighters



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:03 PM
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originally posted by: lamplighters
If i hear that word one more time


How about, "Go toilet" instead?

(pooppooppooppooppooppooppoop)



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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originally posted by: lamplighters
If i hear that word one more time

Well poop on you, too bad



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:04 PM
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a reply to: snowspirit
Agreed.
Poop is the middle ground.
S h 1 t would make you sound like trash.
Shout 'Commence defecation' to your dogs, and you would sound like a super nerd.

I have hesitated to say 'I like poop', but it is the word of choice for mixed company.



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:09 PM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: snowspirit
Agreed.
Poop is the middle ground.
S h 1 t would make you sound like trash.
Shout 'Commence defecation' to your dogs, and you would sound like a super nerd.

I have hesitated to say 'I like poop', but it is the word of choice for mixed company.



I like to shout, 'Commence defecation' when I'm in public restrooms.

It saves on idle chitchat.



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:12 PM
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Our corporate offices are in Cleveland so there are always plenty of jokes about the Browns going to the Super Bowl.


It just always happens to be the wrong Browns.



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: snowspirit
Agreed.
Poop is the middle ground.
S h 1 t would make you sound like trash.
Shout 'Commence defecation' to your dogs, and you would sound like a super nerd.

I have hesitated to say 'I like poop', but it is the word of choice for mixed company.



I like to shout, 'Commence defecation' when I'm in public restrooms.

It saves on idle chitchat.

That gives me an idea to try next time we're out & I have to use it.

"Commencing defecation in 3...2...1, FIRE IN THE HOLE!"

Wonder how fast that could clear out the restroom of others?



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:30 PM
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Well, at the cost of great personal trauma I looked up slang words for defecation in the online Slang Dictionary. I'm now too scared to provide a link for fear of violating the T & C.

So, here for your edification are a few of my (very non-offensive) favourites:

Bake brownies

Expel the hamster

Visit Uncle Grumpy


Very child and dog friendly, in my opinion



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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I have read all the comments, and they validate my position.

The word "poop" is just funny. It IS. Listen: When you get to the point where farts aren't amusing, you might be too serious to live. It's the same with the word 'poop'. It is fun to say. It sounds funny. It reminds us all of the light-hearted children we once were.

Long live poop.



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:36 PM
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What annoys me is people saying "well what do you excpect us to call it"

Well how about just dont freaking talk about it at all, there is no need to mention the number 2 in every day situations, its not funny, its not appropriate!


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posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: lamplighters

What annoys me is people saying "well what do you excpect us to call it"

Well how about just dont freaking talk about it at all, there is no need to mention the number 2 in every day situations, its not funny, its not appropriate!


Me and you and you and me
No matter how you call it, it has to be
The only word for #2 has got to be poopie
So crappy together

I can't see me lovin' another word
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be poo
For all my life



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: lamplighters

You have a good point -- it's not exactly conventional conversation material.

Reminds me of a conversation I had with another person my age (nearly 60) a week ago. A young man came by and said, "how're you two doing?" I said, "we're of the age where you might want to be cautious of asking us how we are -- we might just tell you." The other guy: "Yeah, my bowels are kinda............"



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 03:51 PM
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originally posted by: lamplighters
What annoys me is people saying "well what do you excpect us to call it"

Well how about just dont freaking talk about it at all, there is no need to mention the number 2 in every day situations, its not funny, its not appropriate!

But it's a normal bodily function. You eat, break down the food, extract nutrients and such, it moves through the colon, and out the other end it comes. Whether it's solid matter or liquid depends on other factors. We talk about our body's other systems, why is the solid waste system taboo?

If you look at it from a scientific point of view, the entire digestive system, from mouth to toilet bowl is actually pretty fascinating. We depend on colonies of bacteria and corrosive acid to live.



posted on Nov, 17 2015 @ 04:10 PM
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Normally I cannot see talking about this subject as general chit chat, I use it as a training tool.
But seeing as how there's a thread on this subject, it's become the subject of the day.

I wonder how many pages this'll get to......



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