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    Default "to pee" vs "to piss"

    hi,

    they mean the same, right?

    which one is more polite?

    thanks,
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    Default Re: "to pee" vs "to piss"

    hi,

    to pee= ( informal) to pass liquid waste from your body

    to piss= ( impolite) to get rid of waste liquid from your body

    to wee=(spoken) to urinate [ this word is used mainly by and to children ]

    to urinate=(formal) to get rid of urine from your body



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    Default Re: "to pee" vs "to piss"

    "Pee" is the more polite version. It's a euphemism, in that originally it was "the P word" -- in the same way that we still talk about "the F word" or "the S word". For some reason, though, "P" took on a life of its own, and now we have the verb "to pee".

    It's still informal, though. The formal verb is "to urinate", which is the verb you will usually see in, for example, newpaper reports. An old-fashioned euphemism is "to pass water", but I don't recommend using it.

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    Default Re: "to pee" vs "to piss"

    Quote Originally Posted by rewboss View Post
    "Pee" is the more polite version. It's a euphemism, in that originally it was "the P word" -- in the same way that we still talk about "the F word" or "the S word". For some reason, though, "P" took on a life of its own, and now we have the verb "to pee".

    It's still informal, though. The formal verb is "to urinate", which is the verb you will usually see in, for example, newpaper reports. An old-fashioned euphemism is "to pass water", but I don't recommend using it.

    hi,

    so it's perfectly acceptable to say "to pee" among friends, right?

    it's not offensive or impolite, OK?

    thanks

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    Default Re: "to pee" vs "to piss"

    It's not normally offensive, but some people are more sensitive than others. But among friends it should normally be OK.

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    Default Re: "to pee" vs "to piss"

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    hi,

    so it's perfectly acceptable to say "to pee" among friends, right?

    it's not offensive or impolite, OK?

    thanks
    It's not offensive but "to pee" is not enough! However as I wrote it is informal!

    The whole expression would be:

    go for a pee
    take a pee
    have a pee


    eg.

    I need to have a pee before we leave.

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    Default Re: "to pee" vs "to piss"

    I forgot to mention "to piddle"

    to piddle= informal to urinate

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    Default Re: "to pee" vs "to piss"

    "Take a leak" is the most common expression among men in English North America.
    Piss sounds vulgar, and most of the others sound childish.

    If I'm talking to a woman, I'll probably say "I'm going to the washroom."

    Just for fun, see if you hear "see a man about a dog." It's not common, but people do say it occasionally, and it has the same meaning.

    Gotta go take a leak now.
    regards
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