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to despise it when adults say "I need a wee"

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PopUpWorkshop Sat 18-May-13 18:46:35

or "I'm going for a wee" or "He's gone for a wee" etc.

Can't you just go to the loo without announcing it, or just refer to it as "the loo".

Adults "going for a wee" is childish and ever so common! So there!

DawnOfTheDee Sat 18-May-13 19:09:59

Me and DH say "I'm going for a wee" if we're off for a wee or "I'm going to do a bad toilet" if it's a poo. Childish and proud.

auldspinster Sat 18-May-13 19:10:51

Off for a jimmy riddle or tommy tinkle.

Bowlersarm Sat 18-May-13 19:11:50

Can we say "I'm going for a pee" OP?

TheCutOfYourJib Sat 18-May-13 19:11:57

Off to drop the kids in the pool. (If I'm not doing a wee)

scaevola Sat 18-May-13 19:12:50

DD (age 9) does a brilliant impression of Leonard's mother announcing "I need to urinate"

No idea what those who don't get the reference make of it grin

DawnOfTheDee Sat 18-May-13 19:14:56

Oh we also use "I need to snip off a length of dirty spine" for a poo....

You can always go and "turn your bike round", which seems to be a local saying here.

I have no idea whether I ever say it TBH, I don't tend to announce it to any other adults anyway, only if maybe we are all about to go out and I'll say I'm just going to go to the loo. I wouldn't bat an eyelid if an adult said going for a wee to me though.

TheCutOfYourJib Sat 18-May-13 19:15:20

But you're right op, no need to know.
I was at my friends and said, "I'm off to the loo", ds piped up "She means she's doing a wee doesn't she, she's just being silly" cos he'd not heard me say that before!

I often go to 'snip off one of Bungle's fingers' only at home though, work is strictly weeing only.

CluelessNewbie1 Sat 18-May-13 19:18:56

I'm heavily pregnant and this made me chuckle so much I no longer need to 'use the facilities'!

notbotheredreally Sat 18-May-13 19:20:52

my work mate used to announce `im going to wet my beard love `blush

ouryve Sat 18-May-13 19:21:38

One needs to powder one's nose.

Or, after a few drinks, I'm off for a wazz.

ouryve Sat 18-May-13 19:23:14

For a poo, I'm off to give birth.

Always makes those who know that DS2 was born on the loo grin grin

Bumpotato Sat 18-May-13 19:24:41

If we're out and about DH always says "I'm off to inspect the facilities" when going for a No.2.

crashdoll Sat 18-May-13 19:29:14

YABU. I find "going to the loo" much more common than "I'm going to do a wee" which I would never ever announce at work anyway. I hate 'lav' as well as 'loo'.

Katla Sat 18-May-13 19:37:02

My mum says she's 'off for a quick piddle' - that makes me cringe.

DH informs me he's 'off to get the toilet' (what and bring it back??) or he's 'dropping the kids off at the pool' (which is just vile).

I just slink away quietly without announcing. however this approach means people don't know where you've gone and search the house looking to find you and you have to shout through door 'I'm in the loo'. Which can be worse I guess.

ChocsAwayInMyGob Sat 18-May-13 19:39:40

I judge intensely anyone who announces that they're "Going for a wee", unless they're very young!

That's awfully clumsy phrasing.

I'm judging you intensely for not phrasing it better.

Then i'm off for a wee.

Only on Mumsnet can someone take offence at something completely and utterly inoffensive. I've been saying it for 40 years

ShowOfHands Sat 18-May-13 19:40:54

My Mum goes to 'spend a penny'.

I despise it.

Ezza1 Sat 18-May-13 19:45:04

I have heard men saying they are "off to drain the main vein" for a number 1 wink

And "dropping the kids at the pool" for a number 2....

I really couldn't care less what people say. I must be common.

Numberlock Sat 18-May-13 19:48:07

Reminds me of the time we had a young and inexperienced receptionist at a company where I used to work. Someone rang up to speak to the MD and she told the caller he was unavailable as he was on the toilet. grin

everlong Sat 18-May-13 19:49:15

I say it. I also add me at the end.

Stems back to an in joke from when I was about 14. blush

DystopianReality Sat 18-May-13 19:52:21

Oh I do agree with you.

Maybe 'my renal funtion has just kicked in and I need to void'!

OP - would you prefer adults to murmur that they were going to urinate, or void their bladders?

Altinkum Sat 18-May-13 19:55:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DystopianReality Sat 18-May-13 19:55:44

Bumpotato 'Away for a it.

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