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to be mildly irritated with "pooh" meaning "poo"?

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Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 05:49:59

Is it intended to be genteel?

Poor Winnie is being tainted smile

Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 06:38:23

Just me then? grin

WellErrr Tue 31-May-16 06:40:15

YANBU gets right on my tits.

TheDowagerCuntess Tue 31-May-16 06:42:16

YANBU, but I never see it around these days.

AliceThrewTheFookingGlass Tue 31-May-16 06:44:05

It doesn't really bother me but the spelling of 'honey' does. DS has a Winnie the Pooh friendship treasury book and right on the front is a picture of a honey pot with 'hunny' written on it hmmthat annoys a me more than it should.

Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 06:54:51

You must have missed the epic thread dowager. Good move smile

GETTINGLIKEMYMOTHER Tue 31-May-16 06:56:28

Don't understand the objection.
'Pooh' is just the original spelling for what you say when something stinks - 'Pooh!' or for 'pooh-pooh-ing' something, I.e rubbishing it. It was never just Winnie-the-P's name.
As a kid I used to wonder why on earth anyone would give their teddy a name with stinky Pooh in it. Did he smell, or what?

DaveCamoron Tue 31-May-16 06:56:32

I use the word pooh rather than poo, no idea why grin

MrsBungle Tue 31-May-16 06:56:50

Yanbu. It annoys me.

beelover Tue 31-May-16 07:12:12

I always thought that "hunny" was written like that because in the books Winnie the Pooh couldn't spell.

Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 07:15:21

No Winnie didn't smell! The very idea shock

BertieBotts Tue 31-May-16 07:15:43

Yy beelover.

No idea how Winnie got his name.

Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 07:15:44

Me too bee

Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 07:17:47

Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 07:19:31

Named after a bear called Winnie and a swan called Pooh. Apparently.

MardAsSnails Tue 31-May-16 07:22:03

I thought I was the only one. I get serious actual rage at the computer when I see it, which is even worse than using the word pooh. Why stress myself over something so pointless? But I really can't help it - it's POO. Not a nice cuddly slightly dim bear.

FruStefanOla Tue 31-May-16 07:24:53

In the original illustrations for the Winnie The Pooh books, by E H Shepherd, he had spelt honey as 'hunny' on the honey pot. Just as he misspelled some other words in other illustrations - because the WTP character written by A A Milne was "... naive and slow-witted, but he is also friendly, thoughtful, and steadfast. Although he and his friends agree that he "has no Brain", so, presumably, AAM wrote the misspellings in his books too, to indicate that WTP wasn't very bright!

Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 09:58:18

Hunny isn't bad spelling for a bear of very little brain when you think about it smile

Just5minswithDacre Tue 31-May-16 10:03:09

I should have put a trigger warning in the title Mard .

At risk of making you feel worse, how do you feel about "tele" instead of "telly"? grin

PaulAnkaTheDog Tue 31-May-16 10:03:13

Just say jobby.

maggiethemagpie Tue 31-May-16 10:13:10

I must confess I thought for years that pooh was just another word for poo.

Why on earth did A A Milne call his cuddly bear Pooh?

It's like calling a cartoon character Anusa or Urinette or something

CiderwithBuda Tue 31-May-16 10:22:36

Can I ask about the thread last night please? I'm assuming that is what prompts this thread! Was it deleted? Poo troll?

Sallyingforth Tue 31-May-16 10:23:01

It's fine, as long as you also use 'shite' instead of 'shit'.

SchnitzelVonKrumm Tue 31-May-16 10:28:45


MrsJoeyMaynard Tue 31-May-16 10:33:17

This annoys me too.

DH insists that back when the original books were written, "pooh" meant "silly", so they're calling him a silly bear, rather than suggesting he's a smelly bear who's fallen in a toilet or one who is named after a poo.

Even if DH is right, I still don't like the whole Winnie the Pooh name.

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