It’s cringy when adults say tummy instead of stomach
By - Rtrnr
Is weiner ok or do you prefer cock?
Penile shaft and testes
The male extension
I prefer appendage
It's that big, king? Damn
I prefer "Midnight Throat Snack" por favor.
Don’t leave out the glans. Very important, the glans.
Please use the word "phallus" like an adult. Or "pee pee" is okay too.
Cock is my go to.
Good to know!
Why not penis? If we're getting specific here
I say penis also. Depends on who I’m talking to and the context.
I can respect that. Where does dick fall?
After cock and before knob.
Ah so you're British.
Good work, Dick Tracy.
There’s a great joke to be made in response here and I can’t quite think of it
...is it on the tip of your tongue?
Penis is the adult word, that's my go to as well
Yeah I bet you go to a lot of cock.
Maybe but I sure as hell wouldn’t if they said tummy.
Imma put my cummy in your tummy
Even if you'd feel that dick way up in your tummy..?
My stummy ache
My stummy feeling sicky
Muh' belly feels yuck yuck.
Muh tumbly is-a grumbly.
my stummly feelin really ugly
Gonna go make boom boom.
I need to take a shit
He swaid a bwad word!
This thread reads like lyrics to a song
Tommy's got the tum grums!
Let’s play stummy sticks
I hate this even more than tummy
my stummy horts
Mr Strong Bad
My little sister and I used to say “Stummy”. It pissed off mom. We eventually shortened it to “Stum”. We still say stum, sometimes.
Who came up with this? I think tummy is fine but this is too far
children say tummy, the REAL adults say stummy
I have four kids. One time, sometime after our second kid was born, my husband and I were invited to a child-free event. I was *so excited* to get to be someone other than Mom for a while. And then I fucked it all up by telling another grown ass adult that I would be right back because I had to go potty.
When I was little, "going potty" meant to defecate, not just go to the bathroom. When I started running into people who would volunteer that they were going to potty it grossed me out. Even now that I know most people just use it as a synonym for bathroom I always think first of them taking a dump.
Unless you're an android.
I know someone who actually uses this word when they need to use the washroom, like "Hold on I need to go potty!" She's a grown-ass woman with no kids, doesn't work around kids, doesn't know any kids...I hate it every damn time I hear it. It's so awful.
That sounds fucking hilarious
I worked with dogs for 10 years, and you just made me fear I may have unintentionally said this as a 31 year old childless woman.
I ask my dog before letting him out if he has to go potty 😂
That’s just weird.
People have their own colloquisms. Potty isn't that weird.
I say I need to visit the crap factory. Or if I'm feeling French I say dropping the kids off at the pool.
you use softer language with your kids then? My mom just used normal language and then we both baby-talk with animals (although I do speak philosophically with my grandmother's dog). Then again my language (Norwegian) in general (at least where I am raised) do not use "child" language, it is all about the tone. Is almost sad that I cant think of a cuter version of the word toilet or bathroom, in norwegian.
were you embarrassed by using the word "potty" though?
For the most part, I don’t soften language for my kids. A ‘potty’, at least in my house, is the small plastic toilet that they can use without much assistance. They start out on the potty, and then move to the toilet when they’re a bit bigger. So I consider them two different things. Other people may not, I’m not sure. It was more that spending so much time with the kids, the only time that going to the bathroom was announced was if they needed to go use the potty. Baby talk is something I do when they’re small, because the high pitched, slow, exaggerated use of language is good for language development.
And no, I wasn’t really embarrassed. We all laughed about it. It was funny.
I don't actually baby talk with my baby that much. sometimes I exaggerate syllables and talk in a higher pitch. his shirt has *rac***cEewWwns** but I usually say whatever makes him laugh at the moment (anything. he laughs like a madman)
I do refer to myself as mama, momma, mummy, mum, mommy.
apparently the whole mom/baby talk is a scientific, biological thing.
For little kids, like 0-4 years old, you can generally use normal language but certain words are just learned/remembered easier if you shorten them. Kids learn different sounds first, vowels are usually easier and shorter words, plus a lot of kids shows/books use certain baby words for things and if your kids loves that show/book they learn that name for an object. Ad they prepare to go to school though and join the "real world" they learn to speak much better.
fucking Peppa pig. my brother in law's son use to speak mildly Britishly for a while. "can you mend this... where's my swimming costume... this is rubbish..."
he's 9 now, he asked if my son will "talk a little bit British when he grows up" I hope so!
Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?
I really like the image of you speaking Norwegian in a philosophical manner to a dog.
> (although I do speak philosophically with my grandmother's dog)
Yeah, I know a dog like that, too argumentative for serious conversations. A Swedish dog, actually, as it happens. :)
As a parent myself it doesn’t ruin an event if a parent doesn’t immediately shut off all parenting modes…it’s your life…you can’t just shut off a part of your life like a switch. Also…I would’ve probably said “I have to go peepee…” which is way worse lol.
So thought I'd try to see where tummy came from, and apparently it goes back to 1867. But the really interesting part is it's in the top 19% of words for Merriam Websters look up popularity. Like we just look up shit like tummy now and not actual words that need looked up?
I say whatever I want, you gosh darned silly billy.
Was the language necessary?
I’m sorry, I got a little too flabbergasted
I'm flabby and gassy too, it comes with age unfortunately
I don't really fart during the day but when I'm sleeping I unleash a symphony of toots.
Is this a byproduct of aging?
Uhhh no. Somebody is clearly pulling your finger while you’re sleeping…
I should leave a tip under my pillow.
The Toot Fairy
You’re flubbertastic. Perspective is everything.
You kiss your mother with that mouth?
For real. I asked my dad today is his tummy hurts. (he's got stage 4 lung cancer and chemo messes with his tummy). I'm 24. Fuck off if you get upset I say tummy.
OP has it wrong anyway. It's rarely your stomach that hurts, when you have tummy pain, and much more likely to be something else in your abdomen or pelvis.
Perhaps they should level up again in life and use 'abdominal pain'...
I always ask my kids if they want chicky-nuggies for their tum-tum if the friends are in ear shot. That's always a crowd pleaser.
Stop being such an adult, god.
[“Jeffrey’s got a tuh-mee ache”](https://youtu.be/SzaIlHybawg)
Yeah people that take themselves this seriously are exhausting
There is a type of “grown up” that isn’t mature, it is an application of restrictions to prevent one from enjoying life. That’s what this person has gone through.
Had a chick at work freak out at me for being immature cause, while we were working, I asked what everyone's favorite superhero was. That's something her KIDS talk about, not adults.
She didnt last long, pissed everyone off by tattling that we were listening to music while in the backroom. Management knows and it's an unspoken rule if no one throws a fit, we can make our shifts pass more joyously, even though it was a official "not allowed" rule.
I remember a post on /r/askreddit, "whats a word a man says that makes him sound unmanly?"... or something to that effect.
"Tummy" was the top reply.
What’s up with wanting to sound manly? Sometimes I just wanna sound cute.
PUNCH ME IN THE TUMMY, DADDY
Stepbrother, can you put your yummy in my tummy?
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little
I have a cummy ache
From all the stussy fluid
— r/copypasta users
Noooooo that is even worse... or better I don't judge.
Upvoted for truly unpopular opinion.
Seems so. People seem to be very passionate about this.
I'm with you. Hearing ummy, yummy, and purposely mispronouncing words to sound cute/quirky- all childish and annoying.
I don't think you'd like Australia
Wait till this guy hears about mummies, gummies and bunnies. What a dummy
You dont like the word yummy? Also I dont think people say tummy to sound cute/quirky its likely just a part of their vocabulary
I bet your tum tum hurts just from being so uptight.
I liked tummy, but I LOVE tum tum
I use the term "tum-tum" exclusively with my two cats. For example: *Look who's all warm in the sun! Don't move, I'm gonna get some tum-tum; ooh, such a warm and toasty tum-tum!*
They hate me for it, I can tell. But that's part of the fun.
Getting a little cwanky, time for a nappy
oH mAn iTs sO cRiNge
What's cringe is people who fucking care so much lol
It’s only really bothersome at a hospital when the nurse asks you how you’re doing in childish ways.
One that sticks out to me was when I couldn’t walk to the bathroom unassisted and the nurse would ask “do you need to peepee or poopoo?” I get there was a slight language barrier, but you’d think the default is bathroom, not peepee
To be fair, they probably actually wanted to know which you needed (bedpan vs porter with a wheelchair), so "bathroom" wouldn't help.
Generally I agree but the context of my situation was I had a bathroom in my hospital room but needed help walking to it. Anyway it’s funny now but it can feel degrading if it’s phrased badly, gave me good perspective and thankfully I’m all good now
Wow! Maybe she’s typically in the pediatric area. I would have laughed at that.
Tummy is the general belly part of your torso, stomach is a specific organ.
This is actual science
But it’s not the stomach that hurts, so people say tummy of belly instead of “My intestines hurt”
>“My intestines hurt”
sounds like it is straight out of a medical drama. doctors running around, the patient clutching their middle screaming in pain, "MY INTESTINES HURRT!"
I want to see this actually happen in a medical drama now
I always say “my pancreas hurts” because it’s funnier.
Personally I'd like to use stomach to describe both my abdomen and the organ but belly is a pretty neutral word that works for that, not as childish as tummy but not as specific as stomach.
Someone above went off on belly. Never considered belly as a triggering word for anyone, but I again am surprised by…people.
What y'all bellyaching for?
Who calls it a tummy? That’s hella weird.
Call it a tum tum like an adult weirdo.
I prefer gut sack thank you very much
I think it depends on context. For example:
(Asking your gf if she’s ok) her: nah my tummy kinda hurts.
Bar fight: I’LL FUCKING KICK YOU IN YOUR TUMMY BROOO
One clearly raises an eyebrow more than the other
This is how I feel when adults say uncomfy. For some reason, comfy is fine. Uncomfy = 💀
I have never heard that before in my life. And I'm pretty old.
I hate this too.
I hate it kinda less if it's about like... texture. "this chair is uncomfy" ok I get it.
but now they're using it in regards to feelings and that is not ok. "he kept texting me and it made me uncomfy"
If i want to call my processed chicken bits Nuggies I will.
If they upset my intestinal tract best expect I'll say my tummy hurts.
Need some Chicky nuggies for my stummy. I see no problem with this sentence.
I have no idea why but tummy, belly, yummy, and any other words like that are a pet peeve of mine.
Ive found my people. Lol. I get unusually annoyed when an adult says, “hubby.”
I almost posted this exact same thought the other day.
It makes my skin crawl to hear adults use the word tummy.
talking to your kids? it's fine, I guess
but adults trying to be cutesy and saying nuggies, choccy milk, tummy, yummy?
idk what it is, but it just disturbs me deeply
So I shouldn’t say I made a mess on your tummy during sex ?
I don't like the word belly. It makes me very angry and I do not utter it. I prefer the word tummy as in tummy button. Cringe all you like.
Tummy button makes my skin crawl.
"Is your umbilicus concave or convex?"
Navel ? Anyone?
Gut could work for you
Gut Button sounds like a super villain's alter ego. No thanks.
Even worse, when they say "potty."
I thought it was just me. There are just certain words that i hate saying.
Fuck you- good sir. I feel personally targeted.
My tumtum feews yucky.
I also hate "yummy" in lieu of tasty.
Yes this!! And belly too. I hate that word so much
As a parent, I also hate the word potty. Unfortunately my kids asking to use the shitter at school is getting me in trouble with the wife.
😆 you’re the cool parent.
Actually, stomach is inaccurate in many cases. When people say their tummy hurts they often mean that their gut region hurts. Stomach refers to one specific organ. Tummy is a more appropriate word in most instances.
I’ll go for “my organs hurt”
Exactly. OP doesn’t like people using the word tummy but based on the comments, advocates for people inaccurately describing parts of their bodies.
Lmfao this so unpopular op is getting so much flack.
My partner is in med school and constantly gets feed back to say "tummy" rather than stomach when doing a physical examination since your abdomen consists of more than your stomach (the organ). I think it sounds juvenile and that most patients won't know/care if he just says stomach when examining their abdomen. So I totally agree with you.
In a clinical setting, why not just say abdomen?
They're told not to say abdomen because oftentimes healthcare professionals use technical terms that not every patient will understand but since there's a power imbalance patients will rarely ask what something means out of embarrassment. Many people understand the words abdomen and thorax but many others may get confused by the terminology. There are cases they learned about in school where this lead to huge problems. One was about a woman who received a hysterectomy because her doctor recommended it, and never actually understood what the procedure was or what the after effects would be. In fact she had no idea her uterus had been removed until she was having trouble getting pregnant with her husband and went to a fertility specialist. Only then did she find out that she had elected to have her uterus removed and couldn't get pregnant as a result. Because of the probability of patients not saying anything if they don't understand, they encourage healthcare professionals to use plain language and focus on every-day terminology so that regardless of the patient's education level, familiarity with medical jargon, age, first language, etc. they will have a better understanding of what's going on.
Same thing goes for potty
Same with potty
I bet you have a boo boo every now and again though don't you
Gotta disagree, but that’s what the subreddit’s for. They’re all just words to me. Have an upvote
I could not agree more. Same goes for belly
I feel the same when adults use the word "yum" or "yummy"
Just say it tastes good, please
Tummy fuck you tummy asstummy bithtumm
The one I hate is "potty". Both my parents still use it and there's not a single child in their life below the age of 21 with the exception of their dogs.
We'll be sitting in a restaurant and my dad/mom will go, "I have to go potty, I'll be right back."
You're a grown-ass adult, use the worth bathroom or restroom. Or just straight-up say you have to pee. Even that's a step above saying "potty".
I usually say that my guts are angry with me.
I was going to say I use language like this to my toddler.
An actual unpopular opinion for once
I once said it to my college teacher and felt so awkward. English is not my native language and I could not remember the word "stomach"...
I’m with you dude
Or Hubby or any allusions to body parts
Lets throw the word "Potty" in there. Very weird when I hear people over 6 use this, and boy do they.
It's always cringe when the hard "e" syllable makes an appearance to seem cute.
Yup. As a nurse, I almost always refer to anatomical parts by their anatomically correct names. More or less. It wasn't real popular with adults when the kids got older. Bwah, ha, ha. Also, nothing comes out of a hoo-ha. Sounds like a clown car to me...
I feel the same hatred for adults that say "potty" (even if it's said to a child)
Omg!! Yes! When my husband says he as a "tummy ache" I literally cringe. Nope, that's a old ass stomach my guy 😂
? The unpopular opinion is that it's NOT cringy.
Is tum-tum better or worse?
This is my go to. If I’m conversing with adults it’s just “tum” to be cool tho.
Baby talk is embarrassing. Same as whining. And baby-animal talk should be done when you are certain you are alone.
“Things can get real adult real fast” 😅
I had a belly laugh.
This is great!
100% agree , I also feel the same with the word belly ,, idk why but it bothers me so much. just say stomach
I get it. It annoys me when adults use baby talk words when talking to other adults.
I don’t even use that word with my kids. Lol.
If they're a parent then it kinda becomes ingrained in their vocabulary but even as a child I hated the word tummy and supper.
Tummy is the outside, stomach is the inside. Either one or the other, or both, can ache independently or simultaneously.
My tum tum feels funny
What about saying the Spanish equivalent? I say my "pancita" hurts all the time
Sounds much better than tummy.
hubby is worse
Same things with words like "potty"
I typically cringe when adults try to be cutesy with language, but tummy doesn't actually bother me for some reason. I do prefer stomach.
Oh god same, absolutely despise it.
I don’t mind “tummy”, but I can’t stand when adults say “potty” (unless of course they’re talking to a little kid)
Technically most of the time it's the intestines and not the stomach.