Thursday, January 15, 2009

Homework Hijinks

Last night's homework assignment (for both Sarah's and Darren's classes) included a word search with their "key words" for the week hidden within. Normally, we don't "share answers," but they genuinely wanted to help each other track the most challengingly disguised answers.

Not only did they end up finding all the required words, but "pee" and "gas" were also found to their collective delight. Spurred by the semi-scandalous discoveries, Darren was quite distressed when I told him "f-a-e-r-t" is not a word -- despite its similarity to one we've elected not to use in our house.

So speaking of that, what does your house call the expellation of bodily gases? We're toot-ers here...but are always game to add breadth to our vocabulary!

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22 comments:

Carrin said...

Both my parents say that my kids are 'barneying'. I have no idea where that came from!

Goddess in Progress said...

In my house, it's called "freaking out the dog." For whatever reason, any time there's an... audible... the dog jumps and runs away. Literally, any time at all, in the two and a half years she's been at our house. It's really funny, in a totally childish way. :-)

Rachael said...

we toot as well :) my babysitter when i was little use to call it fluffing.

Nicole O'Dell said...

LOL They are stinkers or fluffies in this house.

Gibson Twins said...

We simply call them "stinkies". Started when they were little and now they say "Peee-you, I stinkie" and we all crack up because come on, how hilarious is toddler talk anyway let alone the fact that they're telling you they just stinkied and "no pooped". lol

Sara said...

We toot as well. I always call the girls tooter-rooters. An occasional "faert" slips from our lips as well.

Jen B. said...

So funny! We're tooters & stinkers in our house. I hate the "f-word"! Hannah slipped it out a few times after hearing it at school but I quickly squashed that before Emma caught on. Now Hannah laughs any time she hears the dreaded "f-word".

monica said...

Growing up we called them "poots" - don't know where it came from or anything. I now call them tooting to my kids.

A little piece of 7th heaven said...

As kids we called them P-Qs..have no idea where that came from..Over here as an occasional "faert" loves to escape the mouth of my only son amongst his 4 sisters..I generally call them "fong -pei's" It means what you think it means, but in Chinese or should I say my chinglish.
Annmarie

Missy said...

We have farts or poots - guess that is close to toots! But my all time favorite kidword in our house is "Moogers" aka Boogers. Abby & Emma tell me they have "moogers" - PJ and I say that stands for Mother of All Boogers

Nancy said...

We Toot here. But at my mom's house if you say "oops!" - for anything at all - the entire household thinks you've ah...passed wind. My hubby calls it "Floating a biscuit." I have NO idea where that came from LOL!

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MereCat said...

We haven't decided what this will be called. At the moment, it's being ignored. When the time comes, we may poot or we may toot, we may fluff or stinkie, and we might even gas. Just seeing where this, and several other undercarriage issues are heading right now.

Hmm, it appears that automotive imagery seems to be winning.

Elisabeth said...

We usually just call them farts, but just recently Princess T came up with a new name for it. She calls them Sparts! I have no ideal where she came up with the "p" in the word, it is supposed to be short for "sitting farts". She is so funny!

Drew said...

The Thunder Down Under
Trouser Cough
Butt Burp
Jockey Roaster
One Gun Salute

The list goes on. Three sons, you know.

Butterfly Kisses said...

We say poot or toot or passed gas or anything that gets us around saying the "f" word. Neither one of our families ever used the "f" word either. It was forbiden in my house. Mom would say it was unlady-like. Which I must say I agree. And you would never catch my mom tooting or even saying that she just passed one.

Betsey said...

We beef. Don't know why. I blame Daddy.

Terra said...

we putt putt in public and fart at home. We also LOVE finding random words in word searches! Did you know there are word search generators on line where you can make and print your own (some will even check for random words before they generate!!)

Have fun

Brooke said...

We call it a toot here, although Liam is starting to call it an "excuse me".

I remember the first day someone called it a "fart" he argued with them on what it was called. He was sure he was right.

Sharlene said...

Drew cracks me up. We usually say fart. Classy I know Sometimes toot. Never poopsy or anything frilly.

Rebecca said...

Poofs...not sure why.

Mama-Bear said...

In our house, women and babies "toot." Daddy, however, "farts." There is no other word to describe it. I've tried. Nothing comes close to describing Daddy's passing gas.