Sunday, August 3, 2008

Fun Monday: The Grand Poo-Bah

My Fun Monday challenge for this week is to write about my favorite word. My new friends Jennifer and Emily came up with this challenge. To see their post and the others that participate, please visit their blog at

There are many reasons why my husband and I get along so well. One of them is due to our shared love of the same word. It is a word that is heard frequently in our household (at least when Jr. isn’t over) and although some use it in a negative way, for us it is a term of endearment. However, because I have been asked to write a G rated post, I’ll have to go in another direction.

Which leads me to the last four hours. Four painful hours of having to think of my favorite word. Admittedly, I have been procrastinating. I’ve loaded the dishwasher, regrouted the bathroom and cleaned the dust that has settled between the keys on my laptop. Mr. Big Momma was out golfing, so I wasn’t able to tap into his witty helpfulness. When he got home, I told him of my challenge and of course he came up with the word that I mentioned above and will refrain from mentioning here. Darn. So like I frequently do when I am blocked, I ventured into the bathroom. My thrice daily duties (see where I am going with this yet?) and continued suggestions from Mr. BM (another clue) lead me to my answer.

Drum roll, please….


Now I know that many of my Fun Monday counterparts will probably come up with intellectually stimulating answers that will required me to dig out my dictionary. I however, am not this gifted. I am not a writer. I am much more of a talker who struggles to get my talk into words to which I can post on my blog. It wouldn’t surprise me at all, if after this post, I get a polite request from the people at FM asking me to leave their group. But, I have never been one to shy away from speaking my mind. And if they do ask this, I will revolt by starting my own group, Fun Tuesdays, where only R rated posts will be accepted.

Anyway, why poo? I love the word poo for many reasons. It makes me laugh when I say it. “Aww poo is a nice alternative to awww s***, for those G rated moments in life. “Holy poo” is another variation. Not only do I enjoy saying it, I very much enjoy doing it. This phenomenon, for you non-poo people out there is called Poo-phoria. I learned of this phenomenon by reading the book “What Your Poo is Telling You” by Josh Richman and Anish Sheth, M.D. This is a brilliant book that provides insight into your health by examining your poo. Not really a book suitable for your coffee table, but a great addition to your bathroom reading. I truly am a better and healthier person because of this book. It is a great way to pass the time while pooing and provides countless laughs to those who visit my loo.

I grew up in a family that frequently discussed our bathroom antics. My whole family is a poo loving bunch! You might even say that poo is the glue that binds my family together. “Family” was my first choice for this challenge, but talking about poo is so much more fun. At least for me. Over the years, as we have discussed our poo at great length, we were never savvy to the official language of pooing. The book WYPITY has now allowed us to more succinctly title our favorites. Some of them are:

Hanging Chad

The Chinese Star

D.A.D.S. or Day After Drinking Stool. This one has been a frequent topic over the years…

Deja Poo, which is also called “Haven’t I seen that somewhere before poo.” As corn lovers, this is another frequent poo topic that we enjoy during the summer months.

The Streak. Embarrassing when you go to a non-family member’s house, but a badge of pride with my clan. I have seen some award winners from my father. He is a true champion of poo. Olympic quality, gold metal poo.

So there you have it. Poo. Embrace it.

Update as of 11:16 pm on Sunday night. I'm starting to think my favorite word is lawyer, after seeing all that Mr. Big Momma is going thru with his ex tonight. I'll leave that to another post.


MothersofBrothers said...

Ok - so I have to know what is the original word you wanted to use? We were trying to be all proper because this was our first time hosting - but this could keep me up at night. Send an email -- or postin the comments -- inquiring minds NEED to know. (I am definitely a dropper of fbombs so you cant offend me)

PS Poo is cool too.

Jan said...


Big Momma said...

Jan-unique, yes. I like to think that I am secretly unique.

MOB-since you asked, I'll dish, especially since you are a fellow fbomb dropper. The word is motherfucker. I know that this is likely to be two words, but we say it so easily it comes out as one! Sometimes we even sing it to one another. If I could figure out how, I would post an audio clip....

mothersofbrothers said...

Ahhh yes... its a word that can have so many meanings - both positive and negative. If you say it with a smile on your face, its endearing, right? Almost like calling someone honeybun? And yes - when pronounced correctly, it is one word. Thanks for indulging me.

Faye said...

So you'll probably love this quote from a movie I just saw "Holy poo on toast!" I had a neighbor who was a great fiber eater and alway judged how adequate his intake had been by the number of "coils" in the pot. . .

Big Momma said...

MOB-so glad to know that we are not the only ones who feel this way. You have definitely saved me some shrink $$$, thanks!

Faye, what movie what that line from? I need to see it!!!!

Alison said...

Well, I don't think you will kicked out of FM, but if you do start FT, please let me know!! Your post was definitely unique...but I could have done without the picture!!

Molly said...

Hmmm, maybe we should all post new words on Tuesday. Other than your great word, poo, I spotted some other interesting words in your post, endearment, procrastinating, refrain and ventured to name a few.

amanda said...

Hahahaha! Loved your post. For some reason when my family get together we also end up talking poo.

Sauntering Soul said...

I can't stop laughing! You are hysterical. That photo definitely caught me by surprise (but made me laugh even harder).

Gattina said...

Poo, that's again a word hard to translate, because in my dictionary it means shit Scheisse in german, but poo is not really shit. In french it is translated by "merde" which meens shit too, but again poo is no merde therefore no shit. It gets difficult for me as a former translator !

lisaschaos said...

Funny! I don't think I have ever heard Holy Poo before! Now I will think about using it next time. :)

Pamela said...

and illustrated, too.
I can't poo poo that!

jientje said...

Holy Poo, I loved this post!!!
I think I'm gonna use it too!
Before you know it half of the blogging community is going to yell this!

SwampAngel65 said...

ROFLMAO!!! That's GREAT! Love Dejapoo...too damn funny!!

I have a friend that plays the sh!t game. You take turns stating different names that sh!t is also known as. Great entertainment on long car rides, as one can actually come up with MANY alternative names. Poo is always at the top of the list, though.

Irish Coffeehouse said...

Don't worry. I'm not gifted either. lol I'm positive I'm about to learn quite a few words with this challenge. rofl

Sayre said...

One of the blogs I read regularly (pun intended) has as one of its categories "Pee & Poo". As a group of mostly moms, I think we can all relate to this post!

Tiggerlane said...

OMG, I have to say - this is the BEST Fun Monday post of the week!!! LOL!! I am SO familiar with D.A.D.S., but the Chinese Star eludes me.

Let me know when you start R-rated Tuesdays - I'm SO in!

Robocop said...

That was some good s***,I meant, poo.

JennV said...

ROFL! I love DejaPoo! Hats off to a fellow "F-Bomber" for keeping it clean even with Poo all over the post!
Have a Fun Monday!

Betty said...

I agree with the other comments. Very differant take on this, but like another commenter said - I, too, could have done without the picture - gross, lol.

Hootin' Anni said...

First, beds and cupcakes? [from the post above]....Oh my. [Sounds like Lions and Tigers and bears, oh my...]

Hey, if it's poo you gotta write about, then so be it. Poo is a fact. Poo is how you spell R E L I E F!!

LOL....I truly loved reading this. And I'm sorry, but that 'poo' photo looks like a chocolate covered pretzel. Ohhhhhhhh, gawd!!

Thanks for the stop over and taking time to comment. Hope your week is filled with laughter and happy times.

grace said...

wow! poo!!

MommyWizdom said...

BM, You don't need a guest writer, you're doing great on your own. This post was funny as poo; truly pootastic!

If you're not starting your R-rated Tuesday yet I hope you'll come join me for Pet Peeve Tuesdays!! I hope it's a big hit!

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