This is part of our Fun With Pee series. Funny, curious, and even startling facts and stories about the pee our bodies make.
There are so many words to use to say something special. But how do you find those special words to say “I need to do number one”?
Of course, scientifically it’s known as urination, but also micturition, voiding, and, more rarely, emiction. Not many people, however, say, “Hey, I need to urinate”, or “I was just in the act of urination when…”. Perhaps it’s because the words urine makes us uncomfortable, or perhaps it’s because the noun and verb are distinct words, making the english language all that much more difficult to master. Whatever the case, we say just about everything else imaginable like, “Hey, I need to pee.” or “Gross, it smells like pee in here!”.
There are many different ways we talk about the need to urinate. We use words and phrases like:
There are some other phrases we use that are not limited to just pee, such as:
We’re sure you creative types can come up with a few more.