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#1 JamJah

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

Bottom or bum when referring to that area with your child?

I say bottom, DP says bum.

#2 Nanaimo Girl

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:38 PM

Generally bum.

#3 Le-a

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:41 PM

Bum. Bottom seems too formal.


Edited by Le-a, 11 November 2012 - 09:44 PM.

#4 Chaos in stereo

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

Depends who's listening. Anyone over 60 I say bottom.  wink.gif

#5 liveworkplay

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

Butt, Bottom, Bum, Derriere, Be-Hind, Gluteus Maximus.... all are used at one time or another in this house.

Edited by liveworkplay, 11 November 2012 - 09:49 PM.

#6 Jenflea

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:48 PM

Both, but I try to say bottom more.

#7 ~Jodama_Forever~

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:49 PM

QUOTE (liveworkplay @ 11/11/2012, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Butt, Bottom, Bum, Derriere, Be-Hind.... all are used at one time or another in this house.

Same here. Butt is probably the most used though.

#8 kadoodle

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

tail or backside is most common here

#9 Cranky Kitten

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

QUOTE (liveworkplay @ 11/11/2012, 07:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Butt, Bottom, Bum, Derriere, Be-Hind, Gluteus Maximus.... all are used at one time or another in this house.

Same here. Although we do end up with the odd a*se thrown in as well :/

#10 DM. 2012

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:52 PM

For my baby (nearly 8 months) I say bum bum, but probabl just bum when  he's not a bub anymore sad.gif

#11 cinnabubble

Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:53 PM

Bot. As in "wash your bot, front and back".

#12 spear_maiden

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

botty, bottom, butt.  though DS does occasionally say bum so I think one of his daycare teachers uses this.

#13 lizzzard

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:04 PM

Bottom, never bum - my mum must have told me it was a swear word when I was little  tongue.gif

#14 Justaduck

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

I say bum when talking to DD but in my mothers opinion bum is a rude word.


Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

A bum is a bum in this house. I'm a bit mellow.gif when people say it's a rude word...

#16 Klinkalink

Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:25 PM

Bum here. For some reason the word bottom sounds snooty to me.

#17 FeralProudSwahili

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:04 PM


#18 Apageintime

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:12 PM

Backside or bum here.

#19 imamumto3

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

bottom or butt.  I grew up with parents who did not like the word bum and I still don't like the sound of it

#20 More cheese Gromit

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:17 PM

Bottom or bot here

#21 GoodGollyMolly

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

Bum. Usually with the prefix stinky or farty original.gif

#22 ginger72

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

Bottom here.  Definitely not bum - we even change the words in one of their storybooks which talks about a "bare bum" to make it "bare bottom".  Bum doesn't offend me but I was taught it was rude when I was growing up and I guess my husband was too.

#23 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

Bum, butt, behind
Bottom way to formal for me

#24 Oriental lily

Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:22 PM


#25 Boombox

Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:33 PM

ginger72- don't buy this book!

Bums in our house too.

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