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Re: Piss or get off the pot

Posted by Sean Ryan on January 22, 2003

In Reply to: Re: piss or get off the pot posted by Bruce Kahl on January 19, 2003

: : does anyone know the origin of piss or get off the pot

: Families would keep a receptacle or "pot" available for urination and if someone were taking too much time at the "pot" then another family member would utter your phrase at the offender.

: I believe the original saying was "shit, or get off the pot". Before the advent of bathrooms and indoor toilets, a pot or "po" was placed in a room or beneath the bed at night and emptied in the morning. If someone really had to "go" and someone else was using the pot... then the utterance