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Thanks for a most informative entry. I wonder why we have become coy about discussing so many normal bodily functions?
I'm sure many families have their own euphemisms for defecation/stools - in my childhood it was referred to a 'doing a packet'. I have also come across 'big job' & 'big effort'.
To lower the tone even further, I wonder how many people have experienced the immense range a baby can project (without a nappy on). My son managed a good 3 - 4 feet on one memorable occasion (all over the carpet & my husband's jeans).
two interesting euphemisms for the most important act of man after eating:one of my friend used to say whenever he had a call that he was "going for some serious thinking".
Another man in Canada is reported to have said that"I am going to find the price of wheat in Chicago".
My dad used to say, " I'm going to see a man about a horse. "
A friend says, " I'm going for a bio-break. "
Actor James Key (and I'm sure he originated this) is well known for his laconic
" I'm going to drop the boys off at the pool. "
There's the little daughter of the friend of a friend (yeah, yeah, I know - but I was there ) She'd been taught to say "Ich muss Blümchen pflücken"° when she needed to pee - her mother thought this was cute. Until the day when, in a restaurant, she jumped up and said, loudly enough for all the patrons to hear "Ich muss nicht nur Blümchen pflücken, ich muss auch kacken!"°° - much to the embarrassment of her mother and the general hilarity of everyone else
°I have to go pick little flowers
°°I don't only have to go pick little flowers, I have to poo, too!