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    Taking and having

    we say that we are

    "taking a shit or taking a dump"

    we can also say

    "having a shit or having a dump"

    yet we only ever say

    "having a poo"

    not

    "taking a poo"

    Why is that then.

    Why do we use taking. It's not as if it is being moved anywhere other than out of our bowels.

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    what about " taking the kids to the pool " ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    "taking a poo"
    Yanks use the term all the time.

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    going for a turd

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    Parking a log.

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    When you take a bath where are you taking it to?
    When you are doing a poo how are you doing it? What are you doing with it?
    Going doo doo, how to go?

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    Then there is the ever British "taking the piss" (out of someone). Never could fathom that one myself.

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    ^ it is a political manoeuvre - usually done in high heels and suspenders

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    Dude One, "im gonna go take a shit"
    Dude Two, "Awright then! I left one in there for ya 'bout an hour ago"

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    When I wind up my watch I start it, yet when we wind up this thread we end it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    When I wind up my watch I start it, yet when we wind up this thread we end it.
    Or it ends up in MKP.

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    You can pick your nose and you can pick your friends but never pick your friends nose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by The Gentleman Scamp
    When I wind up my watch I start it, yet when we wind up this thread we end it.
    Or it ends up in MKP.
    No, that's where it winds up in MKP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUCKEYE
    No, that's where it winds up in MKP!
    Much better. Good catch.

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    You can prick your finger but don't finger your prick.

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    Passing a wind vs letting off gas (aka farting)

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    Give a shit, don't give a shit.
    Go pick yer arse.
    Take a crap.
    Don't poop out on me.
    I can't take that crap.
    Do poo poo.
    Don't crap out.
    Evacuate.

    Proper English: Excuse me, I am going to have an evacuation.
    I'm a Brit! I'm a shit!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterinja View Post
    Passing a wind vs letting off gas (aka farting)
    English is a gas.
    How about blowing a fart?

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    shouldn't this be in issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel View Post
    we say that we are

    "taking a shit or taking a dump"

    we can also say

    "having a shit or having a dump"

    yet we only ever say

    "having a poo"

    not

    "taking a poo"

    Why is that then.

    Why do we use taking. It's not as if it is being moved anywhere other than out of our bowels.
    As you are currently an English instructor, you should be able to find this info on the web, yourself.

    We take a break, take 5, take a hit of ganja, we take things the wrong way, and take it easy.



    And some animals take it up the....

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    ^^ no, i think it should be in the english teachers section.

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    "Pinch the morning loaf"

    "Make room for dinner"

    "Exercise my colon" [different connotation in gay slang]

    "Perfom peristaltic manuvoers"

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    Another quality thread.

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    And the phrase my French friend likes to use, (translated):
    "Parachute a Cameroonian"

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    Having a ..... = UK

    Taking a ..... = US

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