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Poll Results: Butt? Appropriate?

 
  • 83% (418)
    of course!
  • 9% (50)
    no way!
  • 6% (33)
    other, because there always needs to be an 'other'..
501 Total Votes  
post #41 of 174
Butt, backside, hind end and occasionally @ss. No issues with any of them.
post #42 of 174
We use butt, bum, and booty the most
post #43 of 174
Thread Starter 
I've gotta say.. I'm kind of surprised.. I really thought that there would be more anti-butt responses

I think I need more MDC-minded mamas in real life

I feel like such a freak sometimes..
post #44 of 174
Butt is part of one of our dog's nicknames (Georgie Butt, Georgie the Butt, The Butt, or just Butt for short)... so we use it all the time. We also use it to refer to our own butts. We also use the term bum. As in, "Come on Christopher, it's time to clean your butt/bum."
post #45 of 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by vegemamato View Post
you wanna know something funny? my mom *hated* butt, yet she was totally fine with crap and sucks
(therefore we used 'butt' quite often, and the 'approved' words rarely )
That was almost certainly reverse psychology at work.
post #46 of 174
I voted No Way! but that's not really accurate. We not a butt family - we generally say tush, bum or bottom. I don't care for the word butt for many of the reasons PPs described, but no one's getting sent to the chokey for using it.
post #47 of 174
yes, and it's a well-known fact that my butt is the biggest in the house
post #48 of 174
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Irishmommy View Post
That was almost certainly reverse psychology at work.
I would've thought so too.. but she constantly says crap, sometimes sucks, and NEVER butt

she's a very quirky woman though
post #49 of 174
We try to use the word 'bottom' around dd (2yo). I just think it sounds nicer; but it's really not that big of a deal to me.
post #50 of 174
Yep! I say butt and heiney (when we're in the tub and i'm washing her heiney to make it shiney) and DH (who is English0 says bottom or bum more, but uses butt as well.
post #51 of 174
Yes, butt is fine in our house.
Actually, the only words that are not allowed in my home are "hate" words. ( Thru school, my boys have learned some words that I don't feel are appropriate for ANY one to say, like the N word, or any variation of that, even if their friend says it in an unthreatening way. The same goes with the F word. And I don't mean the slang term for sex.)

For us, cuss words are just words. They are not appropriate in certain places, (ahem, like grandma's house, or school, or at a friends house, for examples.) But words are words.

Hope I made some sense. I am tired today, .


What I mean to say is, very few words are taboo in my world, but you better know how to use them buddy.


( My kids are older though.....Heh ) (I don't think it's funny to encourage kids to say dirty words when they are toddlers, iykwim)
post #52 of 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shera971 View Post
"And do you know why? Chicken thigh!
Guess Who?

Chicken poo!

And yeah, we say "butt." I can't wrap my brain around why a shortened version of the proper anatomical term would be considered crass or vulgar. That's like thinking "tummy" is rude, when it's just short for stomach.
post #53 of 174
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mountaingirl79 View Post
Yes, butt is fine in our house.
Actually, the only words that are not allowed in my home are "hate" words. ( Thru school, my boys have learned some words that I don't feel are appropriate for ANY one to say, like the N word, or any variation of that, even if their friend says it in an unthreatening way. The same goes with the F word. And I don't mean the slang term for sex.)

For us, cuss words are just words. They are not appropriate in certain places, (ahem, like grandma's house, or school, or at a friends house, for examples.) But words are words.

Hope I made some sense. I am tired today, .


What I mean to say is, very few words are taboo in my world, but you better know how to use them buddy.


( My kids are older though.....Heh ) (I don't think it's funny to encourage kids to say dirty words when they are toddlers, iykwim)
for the life of me, I cannot figure out which 'f' word you mean..
post #54 of 174
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maela View Post
We try to use the word 'bottom' around dd (2yo). I just think it sounds nicer; but it's really not that big of a deal to me.
This. I don't prohibit it, but I try to use bottom around dd.
post #55 of 174
butt, hiney, booty, the periodic ass...we cover it all here.
post #56 of 174
butt is said many times a day in our house
post #57 of 174
Nope.

We don't really use it.

I can't stand when kids get to preschool age and start with the "butt this" and "butt that", so we've tried to avoid it as much as possible.

DD refers to her backside as her bottom or her buttocks.

Strangely enough we do say "nudey-butt" and also use the word arse quite frequently. I guess we're weird.

A little girl I use to nanny for said, "Behinder." I love it so much we've adopted that one too.
post #58 of 174
At work, I tend to say bottom or backside, but at home, anything goes, including the occasional use of "ass".

I'm pretty lax about curse words though. I'm teaching my kids that there is a time and a place for curse words, so they won't be so surprised when a "bad word" comes up in a movie, literature, music or something of that sort.

That said, I have made it quite clear to them that at school or in front of their grandparents or strangers is NOT an appropriate time/place to use swear words.
post #59 of 174
We use bum or bottom.
post #60 of 174
Huh, I seriously do not understand why anyone would have a problem with the word butt. I mean, that's what it IS...its like having an issue with the word arm and about as offensive.

Why do our "hidden" parts need cutsie-wootsie names in order to be proper? It reminds me of my neighbors growing up who were horrified when I called a penis a penis (and tattled on me to my mom who said, "well that's what it IS." They called it a hot dog >shudder<). If my top is my head than my "bottom" is my feet...

But then whaddo I know...crap is my favorite word.
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