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    Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    Dear all,

    I wanted to know any other word or phrase can have same meaning of "fart", as I know this word is a taboo word, do you think so? Would you provide me the colloquial expression or idiomatic expression for releasing gas from anus? Thank you!

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    One does not often discuss the subject in polite circles; if one does, one mght say, "break wind'.

    You may wish to consult a doctor if you suffer from excessive flatulence.

    British children sometimes produce 'botty-burps'.

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    I was going to suggest "trouser trumpet" but then I thought it might be best for you to make a selection yourself, here's a link.
    SillyJokes.co.uk's Dictionary of Farting

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    Thanks all. But do you agree "fart" is a foul language?

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    Quote Originally Posted by EngFan View Post
    Thanks all. But do you agree "fart" is a foul language?
    Personally, no. As 5jj said, it's a topic you are unlikely to discuss in polite company anyway, but if you did, it's true that you probably wouldn't use the word "fart". That doesn't make it "foul language" though. I can't think of a term for "fart" which I would consider foul.

    Slightly off-track, but on the subject of wind, I thought you might like this little ditty which you might sometimes hear after someone burps (belches):

    Pardon me for being rude
    It was not me, it was my food.
    It just popped up to say hello
    And now it's gone back down below.
    If I had not let it pass
    It would have come out of my ...
    (bum)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    But do you agree "fart" is foul language?
    No, I don't. Just avoid using it in the company of people you think might be offended by it.

    Like 5jj, I'd say 'break wind'; in AE they say 'pass wind'.

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No, I don't. Just avoid using it in the company of people you think might be offended by it.

    Like 5jj, I'd say 'break wind'; in AE they say 'pass wind'.

    Rover
    Rover, I've never heard 'pass wind' used in AmE. One is more likely to hear the question: "Who cut the cheese?"

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    When I was a child, if someone said "Who farted?", someone else would always say "The one who smelt it, dealt it".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When I was a child, if someone said "Who farted?", someone else would always say "The one who smelt it, dealt it".
    The classic comeback line, emsr, is "The one who said the rhyme did the crime!"

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    Re: Any other word or phrase to express "fart"?

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    The classic comeback line, emsr, is "The one who said the rhyme did the crime!"
    I guess yours is the classic AmE comeback. Mine was the classic BrE comeback.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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