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What does "PU" stand for in that "PU" that stinks?

Asked by critter1982 (4120points) September 16th, 2008

What does “PU” stand for in that “PU” that stinks?

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XrayGirl's avatar

it’s not “p” “u”’s pew.

critter1982's avatar

Really? I thought pew’s are what I sit on in church?

XrayGirl's avatar

well, they are..there are many words that have more than one meaning. I guess I will look this up to make sure….hang on….......

Les's avatar

What an excellent question. Unfortunately, I have no idea what it means, now that I think of it. I am anxiously awaiting the answer.

XrayGirl's avatar

well, I couldn’t find it in the dictionary as a term for something stinky, so I was wrong…..pew, that stinks…

Les's avatar

@nimis: Ah, good old petethepothead.

critter1982's avatar

@nimis thanks…...

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

P oopy U nderpants

TrenchantWit's avatar

no way, its P.U. not pew…what kind of backwoods family did you guys come from

Mugsie's avatar

I found this in Wiki ~

P.U. is a stylized abbreviation that stands for the sound of disgust (“pew!” or “peeyoo!”) that one might say upon smelling something rotten.

It was often used in popular culture such as Warner Brothers cartoons. Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck or Porky Pig might say it in an appropriate situation.

It was taken to a logical absurdity in the cartoon The Dover Boys, in which their college was described by the narrator as “Pimento University… Pimento U… good ol’ P.U.”.

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Kar's avatar

I knew it was P.U.!!

aaronan2006's avatar

P.U. is an abbreviation for pew or peeyoo when smelling something that really smells foul

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