Originally Posted by hollytheteacher
We call it "took-iss" not sure how to spell it hahah but I say it with a funny accent too. It sounds so random but one day when he was a baby I said something abotu his "cute little took-iss" and it stuck! ahhaha.
Its yiddish for butt- i have seen it spelled Toches, Tookhes, Tooches, but its all pronounced like you wrote it.
I prefer "butt". it is the shortened version of the real anatomical name, so I think its silly if people think its too vulgar. I have to wonder if those people might also find "penis" and "vagina" vulgar?
After reading a similar thread on here a while ago that talked about a little girl who was told her yoni was called a "bag". She was at school and told her teacher that a boy kept touching her bag and her teacher obviously didn't know what was going on so she couldn't' stop it. After I read that I vowed that we wouldn't use cutesy names for body parts. Especially words like "cookie".
I have only heard "Coochie" used as a sexual reference, so I would personally stay away from that, along with the more vulgar terms. I wouldn't call my son's penis a d**k..
I like Scro, though, as a shortened version of scrotum. we might adopt that (after he learns the real words, of course!)
For me, ts both a safety/clarity issue and an attempt to curb the shame people in this society put around body parts. making the words taboo, inapropriate, funny, etc tend to make the object shameful, IMO.