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Does anyone else here say the term "passing gas" as opposed to the alternative?

Asked by Drewseph (530points) October 11th, 2010 from iPhone

The alternative being “fart.” That word really grosses me out… (0_0)

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I say either, depending on context.

ucme's avatar

I utilise the rather cute bottom burp myself. Although I see nothing gross in fart. Other than the smell of course.

camertron's avatar

Yeah, “passing gas” is much more tasteful, but it really depends on the context and who’s listening.

harple's avatar

One “breaks wind” daahrling ;-)

Though, speaking for myself, I am far too much of a lady to ever fart, pass gas, bottom burp OR break wind!! ~

Seaofclouds's avatar

I’ve used both, along with a few others depending on the situation and who I’m talking to.

faye's avatar

Yes, me, and my kids chuckle at my hatred of ‘the other word’.

janbb's avatar

I think fart is a funny word and very appropriate, in most situations, for a funny, if all too human, activity. However, if I were having tea with the Queen I would apologize to her for “passing gas.”

Lightlyseared's avatar

If I am at work I normally say “pass wind” otherwise it’s fart.

perg's avatar

I say “poot.” It’s one of my favorite expressions for aggravation, too. I did a college paper on the etymology of “fart.” Wish I could remember the details but my prof kept the paper.

Kardamom's avatar

One of my friends uses a very cute term: fluffing : )

Did you just fluff?

Sorry, I just fluffed.

Jude's avatar

“let one go”

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Our family never had a term for it…it just wasn’t discussed. I do recall a couple of times that Dad would look at the dog, and in a disapproving tone, say her name. We were all sure he was passing the blame for the noise.

A friend’s family uses a term I had never heard of before. “Mommm! Uncle Bill just stepped on a duck!”

Drewseph's avatar

Our family sometimes uses the term “boop.”

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Sorry—I don’t use the term passing gas. Where I work, that’s how the anesthesiologists describe what they do for a living. :-)

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Butt burp or silent but deadly…....

Drewseph's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central But what if it is not silent?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@Drewseph That is where the butt burp comes in, or you just say “who let those elephants run through here?” ;-)

Arbornaut's avatar

in australia we call them barking frogs

awacting's avatar

Well I’m in eighth grade and so waaay too many people are immature as you might imagine. So I rarely hear the term passing gas. Its mostly just farts. All day long.

anartist's avatar

Actually “clearing my net5her throat” works for me

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