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to think a 2 year old shouldnt say fart!

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shiningstar Wed 28-Feb-07 19:29:11

a friend of mines dd says fart all the time! i dont like it and would prefer something less rude! Is it just me?

Ellaroo Wed 28-Feb-07 19:30:37

No, it just sounds wrong out of a 2 year old's mouth....I know I'm prudish, but I do find it offensive too.

bristols Wed 28-Feb-07 19:30:54

No, I feel the same. It's a difficult one but we were never allowed to use the word when we were growing up and I still don't! It's not just you!

bakedpotato Wed 28-Feb-07 19:31:18

mine says fart, if he's done one. I would mind if he used it indiscriminately.
he said 'bumpop' for a bit, but fart has more comic potential imo

Twiglett Wed 28-Feb-07 19:32:16


mine say fart

if its good enough for Queen Victoria ...

I personally hate all the twee alternatives far more

Bobalina Wed 28-Feb-07 19:33:10

No, I don't like it either. I don't like saying it myself and I can swear for England (work that one out!)

My dds 2 and 3yrs none too discreetly tell me they've 'popped' and I reply, 'that's nice dear!'

There are no 'farts' in our house

DrMarthaMcMoo Wed 28-Feb-07 19:33:24

We're twee. We say "bottom burps".

LadyMacbeth Wed 28-Feb-07 19:33:48

Mine calls hers 'guffs'. It's a stupid word I used to use at school which I'm proud to say I've passed down to her.

asleep Wed 28-Feb-07 19:33:53

DD still calls it a 'bottyburp' and she's 5!

pesme Wed 28-Feb-07 19:33:53

why is bottom burp better than fart?

ScottishThistle Wed 28-Feb-07 19:34:26

My current charge says 'Thunder pants', I don't find 'fart' offensive to be honest.

DrMarthaMcMoo Wed 28-Feb-07 19:34:31

I don't know, pesme. I just think it is.

ScottishThistle Wed 28-Feb-07 19:35:33

I have to say though that 'fart' sounds quite nice with a Scottish accent!

2shoes Wed 28-Feb-07 19:35:34

sorry farts here
can't imaginge my ds(15) saying bottyburp at school

greenday Wed 28-Feb-07 19:39:02

I didn't know 'fart' was offensive. My dd is 2.5yrs and she says 'fart' as opposed to the twee alternatives. But I haven't gotten any dissaproving looks or sensed any dissaprovement from friends / family around me. I honestly didn't know it is offensive.

indignatio Wed 28-Feb-07 19:39:50

I was brought up with "fluffed" and cannot bear it and so taught ds to say farted. I do cringe when he says it infront of my dad but that is better than me cringing everytime he said a "polite alternative" - at least 5 times a day.

BarryTook Wed 28-Feb-07 19:40:56

can't stand the word

use guff or trump

Lovecat Wed 28-Feb-07 19:43:43

I don't mind fart.

I do mind 'popped', which is what all my nieces and nephews say... makes me cringe!

My parents used to say 'let off' - as in 'have you let off?', so at first 'fart' seemed awfully daring, but these days I barely notice.

Now, how can I stop my 2 yr old saying 'belly' instead of 'tummy'? That REALLY gets my goat for some bizarre, repressed middle-class reason...

cjw Wed 28-Feb-07 19:46:36

mine say chuffed although i personally do not mind the word fart but my DH hates it!

ghosty Wed 28-Feb-07 19:46:37

A fart is a fart.
Can't stand bottom burp.

shiningstar Wed 28-Feb-07 19:47:22

i didnt expect that kind of response! not just me then! we say blow off. farts not really offensive greenday just sounds wrong coming out of someone so young! im nearly 30 and wouldnt say it infront of my parents!!

april74 Wed 28-Feb-07 19:50:22

I don't like my son saying it either, he says "popped off" just one of the many strange things that I picked up off my mum

pesme Wed 28-Feb-07 19:50:22

but they are farts! all the alternatives make me feel nauseous.

Ovun Wed 28-Feb-07 19:50:34

We say farts here, can't see the problem really........

gladbag Wed 28-Feb-07 19:51:17

My ds, just 3, says fart. It's just what it is, like a burp or poo. In fact today he came into the kitchen and said "Mummy, I just did two farts and I think there must be a poo coming. Can you put the light on in the loo, please?" <proud emoticon>

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