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View Poll Results: Butt? Appropriate?
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Old 11-26-2009, 05:37 PM
 
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When talking to DD we always use bum or bumbum. I don't think we ever say butt to her... not that I think there is anything wrong with it. DH and I will refer to our own bums as butts. Like "my butt is getting sore in this chair".

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We have a bunch of "only to be used at home" words. So far, so good.

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Is butt a really bad word?

We are in England and we say bum or bottom. Or arse. Is that bad too? I'm all out of step with you guys
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I use butt because it is the shorten form of buttocks, which is the correct medical term for that part of the body. I always try to teach the correct term so there is no confusion. My son has known the term penis since he was 1. He knows girls have breasts and vaginas and boys have a penis. I don't think nick naming body parts is appropriate.

That being said my son will be silly and call his butt his booty.

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We use butt, bottom, hinney, rearend, booty, backside, and I am sure more that I can't think of.

I think I use hinney most often, but butt is right up there!

Any misspellings or grammatical errors in the above statement are intentional;
they are placed there for the amusement of those who like to point them out.
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One of ds's nicknames is MonkeyButt no idea why I gave it to him other than liking how it sounds

I find it odd to think of anyone being offended by the word butt

 
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Wasn't allowed to growing up....my Mom told us the whole "in my day is was a curse word" thing....DH thinks it's hilarious. I say "bum" or "booty"...but my kids are allowed to say butt.

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Butt, bum, hiney, tushy, booty, rear end, bottom, les fesses, le cul (french) etc.

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Yes, we say butt. I guess the anatomically correct term would be buttocks, but that's a bit long. However, I do get annoyed when my boys start chanting "butt" in a multitude of contexts because they think it's funny, and that kind of talk is not allowed. But, yes, it's fine if they say "My butt itches, mom."

And I find made-up words for anatomical parts annoying. Kids do not just have "botttoms." They have buttocks and a vulva. Boys have buttocks and a penis. I don't care if other terms are used on occasion, but to forbid or discourage such terminology out of a sense of shame is just sad.

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I use butt because it is the shorten form of buttocks, which is the correct medical term for that part of the body. I always try to teach the correct term so there is no confusion. My son has known the term penis since he was 1. He knows girls have breasts and vaginas and boys have a penis. I don't think nick naming body parts is appropriate.
Following your logic, shouldn't you be teaching him that girls have vulvas too?

We use all of those terms too, but butt just seems coarse. I don't have a problem with buttocks, though, even those we mostly use bum or bottom.


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I find it odd to think of anyone being offended by the word butt
It falls into the same category as "ass," in my opinion.
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[QUOTE=Polliwog;14730030]Following your logic, shouldn't you be teaching him that girls have vulvas too?

I would but he has special needs with limited capability of understanding. I will teach him more as he gets older that vagina, vulva, clitoris, etc., are all different but belong in the same area.

I remember the first time he saw his dad's penis he called it a tail. That is when proper naming started.

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But, the vulva is the part that he sees when he sees you naked. So, that's the term that I use.
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butt is one of the nicer things we call it.

butcheekies is our fav right now!

we don't really believe in 'bad words', we just tell him that some people don't want to hear certain words, so we only use them at home or with certain friends, not in public, or with grandma. we use the anatomical terms interchangeably with whatever silly ones.

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He is 5 years old. He does not see me naked and even if he did he would most definitely not be that close to me to see anything other than pubic hair.

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He is 5 years old. He does not see me naked and even if he did he would most definitely not be that close to me to see anything other than pubic hair.
Really? I have no problem with my five-year-old seeing me naked. It doesn't happen a whole lot these days but I have no problem with him being in the room as I get dressed.
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I have a 5yo as well and him seeing me naked is a non issue since it is the norm for us. I feel if I dont make it a big deal then he will grow up not thinking it is a big deal and have a realistic view of the female form. That said if either of us become uncomfy with it then I will take care that it dosnt happen any more.

 
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My son is an inappropriate toucher due to his sensory issues and it makes me uncomfortable. Imagine my surprise one day when bending over naked to pick up the bath matt to have a finger accidently touching my anus.

Not super comfy. He thought it was hilarious though.

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yes but i prefer the term bum.

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Yes we do. I normally say bum, but I do say butt occasionaly.
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We are heiny people at our house.

I think that part of childhood is getting to say "noggin" instead of head and "tummy" instead of abdomen and yes, "heiny". I have no problem with it.
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DS1 has taken to say Booty from the penguins of madagascar
LOL! Same here! He loves that word and the word "butt" as well - but says both of them in a silly manner. But DH and I refer to it as "bottom".

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I voted "no way" because I think along with the words "poop" and "fart" it is one of my least favorite words. We use "bottom" or "boot-ay".
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I was definately taken aback when I heard people referring to the "nether regions" of kids as "butts." To me, it's kind of vulgar, something you might hear in college ...but not around the home.

My husband and I say "po po" ( I think a German term) or bottom.

I'll say I've gotten used to hearing others use butt around kids so I no longer shudder...

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butt, bum, bottom, heiny...we say them all.

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