15 January 2010

kiss and tell



I used to have a gym teacher in school that would call your bottom, derriere, "fanny". Which cracks me up... What is your favorite word for bottom? Around here we like the Yiddish version "tush". As in, "You´re late, move your tush!"

Happy weekend!

¡Dos besos!


69 comments:

Catalina said...

My fav word is "piscolabis" (snack or treat).
Kiss

talooky said...

Well in english, we call "wobbly bits", but in spanish, that is culo "forever"!

Besotes

Amber said...

hehehe i always laugh when i hear that too...heheh...lots of love.xx

Eliane Zimmermann said...

okay, again wednesday passed unnoticed... but yesterday i posted good news about 'derrière'...

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I don't really like bad words... so I use the word "derrière" or "bas du dos"... I think the usual of bad word in french for this is "cul" !!! and for children, we can say... "cucul"...

Daan said...

haha, that a good one, Jane.

We call it 'Kontje' and we use it also as sweetname (for the little-ones: "come, little kontje"
Happy weekend!!

Emily said...

we use "booty"! or is it "bootie"?? i'm thinking "booty"... :) i had no idea that "tush" is a yiddish word!

Lollipop said...

You don't want to know! believe me...

Reyes said...

Culete! and in English, Bottom (we are not very original...) Besos!

ibb said...

With talooky culo...and in basque "ipurdia" or "atzekoa"

pien said...

kont.
or..
gat.

i love the wobbly bits of talooky!
think i am gonna use that!

pien said...

oh! and
bips!
i like that one. its friendly and happy.

ladybug-zen said...

bum (english) or o-shiri (japanese)

Joyce said...

Wide load! OK I'll be serious we grew with the word fanny- it is a funny name. Have a golden weekend my friend!! xo

Dira Nrv. said...

it would be "pantat" in my mother language. We sometimes said "petite pantat" - it rhymes funny :)

cindy said...

i like tush, but o-shiri from ladybug-zen sounds like it could be a new one. enjoy your weekend!

Fancy Fodder said...

Here it's usually "Butt".
Hahahaaa!
Happy Day, Jane
:+D
Franny

Line said...

beautiful shot, I don't have any words in mind really, I love kitsh in french ketaine!!!

Manon Doyle said...

Love your blog!!

Crescent Moon said...

Here it is usually "butt" or "behind". My mother seems to think that "butt" is a bad word that should never be used by children, so I was never allowed to say it as a child, but that's the word I hear most of the children use here (including my son).
My husband prefers the word A**.

elisvermeulen said...

I am going with lollipop here, but tush we used over here too. that one sounds best I think. :) nice and clean.

likeschocolate said...

I love the word hinney!

ticklishfromadistance said...

Hiney and tush are standard in this house.

Christy said...

Bum - sweet and simple! Happy weekend to you!

The Yellow Door Paperie said...

Well my kids call being naked "Buttcheeks Magee" which makes me laugh.

I think I was the one who originally said it, and now it's stuck.

Cherry B said...

Tush. Rear end. Behind. Boo-tay. Apple bottom. In Hawaii we said "okole," which I found funny. Hiney. Arse. The dog gets called, "Fluffybutt," I should be embarrassed to say...

jgy said...

this is a funny topic.
Just came to say hi and missed you too!

While here...I was about to give the word in Japanese but when I went to confer it with my daughter she said you're not supposed to say it.
:)
happy weekend to you!

Kamana said...

gluteus maximus. it maybe a mouthful, but it always brings out the giggles here.

Dominique said...

In Quebec, we say "foufounnes" ;-)

A Day That is Dessert said...

Jane you crack me up :) have a great weekened.

janis said...

Ha! Only Jane would think up this amusing post :)

Culo ! from my spanish grandma

My (jewish) husband says "tuchis" pronounced "took-is"

caitlin said...

Too funny! I usually call it my bee-hind.

Dana said...

Hey
I just blogged about the derriere as well. I grew up with that word -- it was common, not funny. We use hieney in our house -- or we did until my girl learned butt from older kids. Now she prefers that word! Great.

Mlle Paradis said...

Yes Jane you have a charming gift for getting everyone "involved". In Hawaii okole is a good allpurpose word for "down there" - as in your wet okole coming from the beach. I like "botty" which the English seem to use alot. " J Lo has a hotty botty". Why not?

Sunmallia said...
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Sunmallia said...

Money Maker", although I think that would imply a younger person, as I know I ain't going to be depending on mine to make me any money, (not that it ever did mind you) :)

Kimmie said...

DH has recently taken to calling it the "oxens" - short for buttocks. And my dad says "Bahookas."

My "go to" word for it though is just plain old "bottom"

Jennifer said...

Bum!
or good ol' fashioned "ass."
Very funny post, Jane. I'm laughing my bum off!

If Jane said...

oh i didn't know that "tush" was yiddish?!
"bum" heheheh.

aimee said...

caboose!

Conny said...

Keester! As in, you'd better move your keester. Not sure of the spelling, but it's an old-fashioned word, and I just like the sound of it.

Kiss and tell proves once again that Friday is fun for more than one reason!

Joanna Jenkins said...

I'm "tush" user too.

Have a great weekend.

xo

nicola@which name? said...

i love the question. and you are not shy, jane!

butt. or gluteus maximus.
my (young) kids giggle and say "booty butt"

friends of ours call the whole region their "tookie" which just cracks me up.

nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

MODsquad said...

Hmmmm.... don't think I've ever given it much thought. When I teach Luxe the muscle groups of the body she refuses to say buttocks. I don't blamer her. What an odd word...

Happy Weekend!

Cabrizette said...

... maybe : le popotin, in french !!!
Bises et bon week-end Jane ; )

nathalie et cetera said...

Here in Québec, we use the word foufoune which I find very cute. Especially des foufounes de bébé (baby's fanny). In France they use that word for a lady privy, not as cute. Another wors I like used both in France and Québec, is popotin, which designate the entire derrière. The real word is fesses...

Madalen Goiria said...

Culito. A lovely word in Spanish.

laméditerraine said...

I've got no word in English for culo, but I kinda find fun the word 'pandero' in Spanish to say it.
Those cotton flowers are beeeeeeeautiful!

Arctic Mum: said...

In norwegian it's called the back end..

malo said...

Haha

In Swedish "rumpa" Isn't that a funny word?

Theresa said...

Here - tush or tushie all the way

Kate said...

We use toosh or bum-bum! I was on the toilet just now and my 2 year old asked if she could wipe my tooshie!!

outi said...

in finnish it could be for example peppu. that´s quite nice i think..

L'Atelier said...

hahaha!
i would have to think about that.... and i dont think you would want to know ;)
happy weekend

Nihal said...

My favorite word for bottom is.. is popo in turkish, a transfer word from its french popotin:)

Happy Sunday wishes & besos~

McGillicutty said...

Being English I just can't stand the word fanny but here we use Hinie or sometimes booty.
We had such a laugh the other day when we saw a pharmacy advertising H1N1 shots but it looked like HIHI shots.. the kids that it was cute!

alexandria said...

haha I love this post. Besides tush, bum and bottom make me giggle.

Elizabeth said...

When I was a chef in a professional kitchen, all the cooks, moving around with hot pans and such would yell out, "Watch your culo!" That always made me smile.

travelingmama said...

You are so cute! We are the "bum" or "tushy" type. Hope all is well with you!

Ocean Girl said...

Skinny ass! I love it when someone calls me that :)

Maggie said...

mostly just bum. in Oz tradies have a reputation for needing to pull up their pants, so we have much more interesting terms for the little bit that often escapes out the top... coin slot, brickie's cleavage, plumber's smile (plumber's for short).

Juddie said...

In German: Po or Popo ... kinda cute I think.
We generally just say bum now too (in Australia, as in the UK, 'fanny' has a rather different meaning). My niece used to take great delight in saying 'bum!' as she thought it was so naughty, but she was disappointed by its brevity when she worked out that you only need 3 letters to spell/write it.

Maia said...

I had to read all of these...what fun ;)
I can't say we have any good ones. But my husband likes to say that his butt is doing a happy dance. He does this to make me laugh. "I can't help it," he says, "It's just happy."

I have to agree with MODMom...buttocks is just simply an awkward thing to say!

trinsch said...

i didn't know tush is a yiddish word. here in israel we use tusik for the kids. the -ik ending is usually when something is made cute or sweet, so i guess it's the hebrew-ification of tush.

(thinking about it, the -ik ending is also when you specify a person, like someone from a kibbutz is a kibbutznik.)

in denmark it's numse. which is ok and used also when talking to kids and in general.

Manya from manya-mykitchenstories.blogspot.com said...

In Greece the most mild way of saying instead of "kolo" which is the rude way...we use the word "popo" which somehow sounds sweeter...and sometimes it even looks smaller!!!!

denise said...

my boys say 'patootie'. :)

Cobalt Violet said...

I'm cracking up!!! Great post!

Growing up I heard "rear" a lot
or "buns." "Buns" makes me laugh though because I
think of burger buns. Silly.

Laura said...

Yep, I have to go with the german "po"! Laura in Ludwigsburg

lovepics said...

derrière, of course :-)))

pink

I knew a girl who was blue. So she painted her world pink. xoxo