Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Excremental anecdote

I'd love to carry on about more unmannered celebrities but I have to blow out of here before dawn. So just a spot of time for an anecdote.

When I was a kid, my parents had all kinds of code words for things and they never cussed around me. One of the oddest was "bathroom" which replaced any word having the meaning excrement. This led to (what now seem to be) some odd admonishments. Mom doing laundry, "Torn, you need to wipe better, there's bathroom in your underwear." Outside in the backyard, "Torn, look out, don't step in the dog bathroom!" And where other families would say "number 1" and "number 2" my family would ask if I had to go "potty or bathroom."

To this day, I still sometimes say, "I've gotta go potty."

7 comments:

popfizz said...

i think my family just pretended that anything that came out of your body did not really exist.

never remember once speaking of anything of number 1 or number 2 ....ever... not once.

very odd.

maybe thats why im so fucked up?

The Foxybrown Show said...

I think we all have those "potty" days!

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Rebekah said...

I still say "gotta go potty" now. That which shall not be named was named in my house, but it was poopy and wee wee.

Wee wee. It sounds like what Paris Hilton's retired little dog Tinkerbell would do.

Oh yeah, my grandmother called it,
"tinkle."

Em said...

Hey, my grandmother said tinkle too... or was that my mom. Well, there it is hiding in my memory no matter who implanted it.

And my fairly respectable grandmother used the word twat. That got me into all sorts of trouble in high school when I strenuously insisted it couldn't be a bad word because my grandma said it.

MJ said...

Ok, that made me laugh out loud, really loudly. Several rounds of it. And as soon as I finish posting this comment, I'm going to re-read (ok, there's another laugh escaping) it and laugh again!

That's AWESOME!!!! (laugh)!!!!

La Sequencia said...

But do you still sometimes find bathroom in your underwear?

tornwordo said...

Pop Fizz: you win the weird family award.

Foxybrown: I will when I get a chance!

Rebekah: Yeah, tinkle was very common amongst the girls I knew.

Em: It makes me laugh to think of an oldish woman saying twat around a youngster.

MJ: So glad I could make you laugh.

La Sequencia: Um, I'm not wearing any underwear.