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It’s cringy when adults say tummy instead of stomach

It’s cringy when adults say tummy instead of stomach

Rtrnr

Is weiner ok or do you prefer cock?


throwawayzgehehe

Penile shaft and testes


Subtitles42

The male extension


JustWannaEngineer

I prefer appendage


Jasoncsmelski

It's that big, king? Damn


IpschwitzTownFC

I prefer "Midnight Throat Snack" por favor.


austinjohn831

Don’t leave out the glans. Very important, the glans.


mac-s-g

Please use the word "phallus" like an adult. Or "pee pee" is okay too.


Dangerous-Donald

Cock is my go to.


Rtrnr

Good to know!


theicypirate

Why not penis? If we're getting specific here


Dangerous-Donald

I say penis also. Depends on who I’m talking to and the context.


theicypirate

I can respect that. Where does dick fall?


Dangerous-Donald

After cock and before knob.


cduff77

Ah so you're British.


Fart__

Good work, Dick Tracy.


Gorilla_Krispies

There’s a great joke to be made in response here and I can’t quite think of it


notjustanotherbot

...is it on the tip of your tongue?


Jasoncsmelski

Penis is the adult word, that's my go to as well


[deleted]

Yeah I bet you go to a lot of cock.


Dangerous-Donald

Maybe but I sure as hell wouldn’t if they said tummy.


heydude1980

Imma put my cummy in your tummy


Ravenerz

Even if you'd feel that dick way up in your tummy..?


jacobiner123

exdee


N_ando

My stummy ache


MrWavespur

My stummy feeling sicky


TheFrontierzman

Muh' belly feels yuck yuck.


requiemofchaos

Muh tumbly is-a grumbly.


YogiCentralYT

my stummly feelin really ugly


JukeBoxDildo

Gonna go make boom boom.


canadarepubliclives

I need to take a shit


screepthecreep

He swaid a bwad word!


YourLifeIsALieToo

I'm telling!!


McLagginz

^(fuckin’ snitch)


TabbyCatCutie

This thread reads like lyrics to a song


Steinmetal4

Tommy's got the tum grums!


ithrowawaay

Let’s play stummy sticks


thalasthoodie

I hate this even more than tummy


ADmax27

my stummy horts


therealskaconut

Mr Strong Bad


CoasterThot

My little sister and I used to say “Stummy”. It pissed off mom. We eventually shortened it to “Stum”. We still say stum, sometimes.


CyberRozatek

You mean...stumtimes?


god_himself_420

Who came up with this? I think tummy is fine but this is too far


illumadnati

children say tummy, the REAL adults say stummy


Wahpoash

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.


MarkHirsbrunner

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.


canadarepubliclives

Everybody poops.


jdore8

Unless you're an android.


shit_fuck_fire

Sometimes


botanicalfanatical

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.


tr4sh_can

That sounds fucking hilarious


hob-goblin1

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.


bluejellyfish52

I ask my dog before letting him out if he has to go potty 😂


Wahpoash

That’s just weird.


canadarepubliclives

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.


TheSkyElf

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?


Wahpoash

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.


cryssyx3

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.


HereIGoAgain_1x10

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.


cryssyx3

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!


canadarepubliclives

Why waste time say lot word when few word do trick?


canadarepubliclives

I really like the image of you speaking Norwegian in a philosophical manner to a dog.


legno

> (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. :)


i_hate_vampires

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.


boredashell2

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?


Ok-Scientist-1973

I say whatever I want, you gosh darned silly billy.


mustachedsinger

Was the language necessary?


Ok-Scientist-1973

I’m sorry, I got a little too flabbergasted


dullboy_jackie

I'm flabby and gassy too, it comes with age unfortunately


canadarepubliclives

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?


manthe

Uhhh no. Somebody is clearly pulling your finger while you’re sleeping…


canadarepubliclives

I should leave a tip under my pillow. The Toot Fairy


johntdowney

You’re flubbertastic. Perspective is everything.


nkl602

You kiss your mother with that mouth?


iSirMeepsAlot

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.


gotitfinally

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'...


Wirecreate

Nice lol


the_squirrel11111

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.


Dangerous-Donald

Good one!


TRIMACULATUS

##TENDIESSS!!!! REEEEEEEEEEEEEE


cam2kx

Stop being such an adult, god.


slowmotto

[“Jeffrey’s got a tuh-mee ache”](https://youtu.be/SzaIlHybawg)


gardensnail101

Yeah people that take themselves this seriously are exhausting


greenearrow

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.


MajesticFeathers

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.


Baelzebubba

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.


FreeRadicalAttack

What’s up with wanting to sound manly? Sometimes I just wanna sound cute.


MesmerizingMarty

PUNCH ME IN THE TUMMY, DADDY


r00ddude

Stepbrother, can you put your yummy in my tummy?


momome12

I think I just threw up in my mouth a little


fishingking

I have a cummy ache


irmuhaj

From all the stussy fluid


dovah-meme

— r/copypasta users


SnooBananas4958

Blursed


SureWhyNot5182

Noooooo that is even worse... or better I don't judge.


Eyes_and_teeth

Upvoted for truly unpopular opinion.


Dangerous-Donald

Seems so. People seem to be very passionate about this.


LulutoDot

I'm with you. Hearing ummy, yummy, and purposely mispronouncing words to sound cute/quirky- all childish and annoying.


beakindperson

I don't think you'd like Australia


_the_fisherman

Wait till this guy hears about mummies, gummies and bunnies. What a dummy


OrangeofJuice

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


Chilidogdingdong

I bet your tum tum hurts just from being so uptight.


Pantslessgenius

I liked tummy, but I LOVE tum tum


ambitious-cactus

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.


Quigley_Down_Under

Getting a little cwanky, time for a nappy


RobinTheDevil

oH mAn iTs sO cRiNge What's cringe is people who fucking care so much lol


marks716

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


klc81

To be fair, they probably actually wanted to know which you needed (bedpan vs porter with a wheelchair), so "bathroom" wouldn't help.


marks716

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


Dangerous-Donald

Wow! Maybe she’s typically in the pediatric area. I would have laughed at that.


AcademicMammoth8101

Tummy is the general belly part of your torso, stomach is a specific organ.


snmck87

This is actual science


bubbles_513

But it’s not the stomach that hurts, so people say tummy of belly instead of “My intestines hurt”


TheSkyElf

>“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!"


bubbles_513

I want to see this actually happen in a medical drama now


carbslut

I always say “my pancreas hurts” because it’s funnier.


straw3_2018

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.


acouperlesouffle55

Someone above went off on belly. Never considered belly as a triggering word for anyone, but I again am surprised by…people.


Mission_Acrobatic

What y'all bellyaching for?


Over_Explains_Jokes

Who calls it a tummy? That’s hella weird. Call it a tum tum like an adult weirdo.


2ndhand5moke

I prefer gut sack thank you very much


Pantslessgenius

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


LaBatataMameya

This is how I feel when adults say uncomfy. For some reason, comfy is fine. Uncomfy = 💀


tojeky

I have never heard that before in my life. And I'm pretty old.


cryssyx3

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"


Shadowfury45

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.


Illumijonny7

Need some Chicky nuggies for my stummy. I see no problem with this sentence.


Glittering-Ear-8567

I have no idea why but tummy, belly, yummy, and any other words like that are a pet peeve of mine.


acouperlesouffle55

Ive found my people. Lol. I get unusually annoyed when an adult says, “hubby.”


LordofWithywoods

I almost posted this exact same thought the other day. It makes my skin crawl to hear adults use the word tummy.


ring__world

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


Ajg1384

So I shouldn’t say I made a mess on your tummy during sex ?


Suspicious_Corgi5854

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.


Altyrmadiken

Tummy button makes my skin crawl.


enriqueg9031

"Is your umbilicus concave or convex?"


theicypirate

Navel ? Anyone?


Wirecreate

Gut could work for you


Suspicious_Corgi5854

Gut Button sounds like a super villain's alter ego. No thanks.


Wirecreate

Lol sorry


wyglif_

Even worse, when they say "potty."


[deleted]

I thought it was just me. There are just certain words that i hate saying.


Philosorazor

Fuck you- good sir. I feel personally targeted.


tofutti_kleineinein

My tumtum feews yucky.


-Rotor-

I also hate "yummy" in lieu of tasty.


mafaldahopkirk23

Yes this!! And belly too. I hate that word so much


el_smurfo

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.


Dangerous-Donald

😆 you’re the cool parent.


yugivisage

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.


ASharkMadeOfSharks

I’ll go for “my organs hurt”


ahsim1906

Exactly. OP doesn’t like people using the word tummy but based on the comments, advocates for people inaccurately describing parts of their bodies.


wakojako49

Lmfao this so unpopular op is getting so much flack.


oxemenino

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.


Wahpoash

In a clinical setting, why not just say abdomen?


oxemenino

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.


rxjnkns

Same thing goes for potty


MaryContrary27

Same with potty


Knucklepants

I bet you have a boo boo every now and again though don't you


throwRA7485833729

Gotta disagree, but that’s what the subreddit’s for. They’re all just words to me. Have an upvote


TooDumTooLive

I could not agree more. Same goes for belly


Lordshoba

I feel the same when adults use the word "yum" or "yummy" Just say it tastes good, please


DidacticSnow7

Tummy


Dangerous-Donald

Ugh


DidacticSnow7

Tummy fuck you tummy asstummy bithtumm


Erisaiya

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".


katiesgonnabeokay

I usually say that my guts are angry with me.


ihambrecht

I was going to say I use language like this to my toddler.


Kersenn

An actual unpopular opinion for once


PorofessorLulux

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"...


cats_suck

I’m with you dude


Significant-Set8457

Or Hubby or any allusions to body parts


Moveless

Lets throw the word "Potty" in there. Very weird when I hear people over 6 use this, and boy do they.


Wilfredbremely

It's always cringe when the hard "e" syllable makes an appearance to seem cute.


MardiMom

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...


corey_shope

I feel the same hatred for adults that say "potty" (even if it's said to a child)


mandevilleclarendon

Omg!! Yes! When my husband says he as a "tummy ache" I literally cringe. Nope, that's a old ass stomach my guy 😂


throwaway12222018

? The unpopular opinion is that it's NOT cringy.


grptrt

Is tum-tum better or worse?


Onceinabluemoonpie

This is my go to. If I’m conversing with adults it’s just “tum” to be cool tho.


WhereasSpiritual

Baby talk is embarrassing. Same as whining. And baby-animal talk should be done when you are certain you are alone.


pantiesandcream69

“Things can get real adult real fast” 😅 https://youtu.be/hVTDkJGD1Vo


Narrator_Ron_Howard

I had a belly laugh.


Cautious-Giraffe5400

'tummy laugh'


Dangerous-Donald

This is great!


sofiaisdead69

100% agree , I also feel the same with the word belly ,, idk why but it bothers me so much. just say stomach


mzpljc

I get it. It annoys me when adults use baby talk words when talking to other adults.


rservello

I don’t even use that word with my kids. Lol.


Skwareblox

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.


OkConsideration2808

Tummy is the outside, stomach is the inside. Either one or the other, or both, can ache independently or simultaneously.


nevaraon

My tum tum feels funny


LusciousofBorg

What about saying the Spanish equivalent? I say my "pancita" hurts all the time


Dangerous-Donald

Sounds much better than tummy.


Demonica_jpg

hubby is worse


DestroyBritan

Same things with words like "potty"


RedditBabe21

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.


CJ_1889

Oh god same, absolutely despise it.


bandcampconfessions

I don’t mind “tummy”, but I can’t stand when adults say “potty” (unless of course they’re talking to a little kid)


seansk26

Technically most of the time it's the intestines and not the stomach.