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Aibu to think poo is not a rude word

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somewhereovertherain Wed 08-Nov-17 07:21:24

Just that. A friend has had a call from school to say their DC has used a rude word in school and it’s not acceptable

The word poo. They want him to use no 2 as poo is rude.

For me I’ve never herd anything so redicilous. And if poo is a rude word what do you use.

Cheeseontoastie Wed 08-Nov-17 07:24:24

Lol wow aren't kids obsessed with the word poo at this age. My son changes sentences to include the word poo. Thought it was normal he's 5. I wouldn't even use number 2 as an adult as I don't like it.

horsesflybynight Wed 08-Nov-17 07:25:25

I think it depends on the context. Generally speaking, no, but then there is no need to go into detail about the sort of thing you do on the loo.

Sirzy Wed 08-Nov-17 07:25:39

What was the context? Was it “I need a poo” or “that’s poo” - the first is really daft the second slightly less so but still daft!

Undercoverbanana Wed 08-Nov-17 07:25:42

Chocolate log.

somewhereovertherain Wed 08-Nov-17 07:26:32

That’s my thought to don’t pick up dog no 2 or wipe your feet in case you’ve got no 2 on it. IF it helps DC is 4

WhatToDoAboutThis2017 Wed 08-Nov-17 07:26:42

And if poo is a rude word what do you use.

They already told you what word(s) they'd like you to use: number two.

Whatever anyone thinks of the situation, you have already answered that last question in the previous paragraph!

Cleanermaidcook Wed 08-Nov-17 07:26:46

Depends how he said it. If he said he needed a poo then fair enough, if he was calling people poo poo heads then rude.
Maybe they're having issues in class with children doing this and want to get rid of the word all together? Dunno.

somewhereovertherain Wed 08-Nov-17 07:27:13

It was in the I need a poo context.

Laiste Wed 08-Nov-17 07:27:22

Weird. We say poo with DD4 (3). ''Mummy i need a number two''' sounds strange to me. Each to their own though.

horsesflybynight Wed 08-Nov-17 07:28:16

Can't he just say "please may I go to the toilet?"

Cheeseontoastie Wed 08-Nov-17 07:28:36

I think she's asking what other people use not what the school said to use.

Justbookedasummmerholiday Wed 08-Nov-17 07:28:52

From a very young age my dm referred to it as shit, shit is shit she said, pointless buttering it up.
We use poo in this house, simply because lots of dc +lots of ddogs means a lot is shit =too much overuse of the word does my head in!!

Firenight Wed 08-Nov-17 07:29:14

That’s really silly. What other alternative words do they insist on using - bet biology lessons are interesting.

SpottedGingham Wed 08-Nov-17 07:29:53

Saying number 2 is rhyming slang for poo anyway... if the school are that offended by young children being honest then have them say “I need to go to the toilet (or maybe lavatory 😂)”

Goldenpombear Wed 08-Nov-17 07:30:26

Dog egg? 💩

fretfulsmarties Wed 08-Nov-17 07:30:54

Teach him to say 'pardon miss, but my bowels require evacuation' if he needs to go.

I think poo is fine for kids to say in school if they're directly talking about toileting or hygiene in some way but to be addressed if they're using it as an insult.

Crumbs1 Wed 08-Nov-17 07:32:57

Number 2 is about as bumpf/common/twee as you get. I’d formally complain if my children had been directed to say that. It’s worse than ‘pardon’.
Teach them to say they need a crap or have trodden in dog shit.

somewhereovertherain Wed 08-Nov-17 07:33:40

His dad did take the line well just go in and say crap 💩 or shit. Which made me😂 but not helpful.

LakieLady Wed 08-Nov-17 07:37:07

When did schools get the idea that they can govern every aspect of children's lives?

I think this attitude is ridiculous. "Number 2" is dreadfully twee and makes my flesh creep. There's nothing wrong with poo used in context. It's not like he said "I need a fucking shit" or anything.

Smeaton Wed 08-Nov-17 07:39:01

"Excuse me miss but I need to drop the Fecal Kids at the porcelain pool for their swimming lessons."

"Bend a fresh biscuit"

"One must deliver the fresh ordure"

"Scuse me teach, but I'm busting for a Theresa May"

There's lots of words for shit. I'd say poo is probably the least offensive, even less so than 'No 2'. What a ridiculous school.

FreudianSlurp Wed 08-Nov-17 07:39:55

"Miss! Miss! I can't remember what the word for shit is, but I'm doing one!" should sort it.

AChickenCalledKorma Wed 08-Nov-17 07:40:50

Depends on the context. There is a child that comes to our church children's activities who used to enjoy saying poo and bum loudly and frequently, purely as a means of distracting the others kids and getting a laugh. None of us had the slightest problem with the words themselves, but the disruption was annoying and we've worked with him to put a lid on it. But if the objection is to using the word at all, that's just silly.

sleeplessinderbyshire Wed 08-Nov-17 07:42:52

My five year old was told at school to put her hand up and ask to go to the toilet/loo but “we don’t need to hear what you’ll need to do in there, just that you need to go”

Seems much more reasonable. (I absolutely hate the phrase “number 2”)

Ceto Wed 08-Nov-17 07:55:55

I agree that "No.2" is horribly twee. Teach him to say "I need to defecate". They'll probably hate it, but they can hardly say it's a rude word.

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