Posted by ESC on July 22, 2006
In Reply to: Take a pee posted by Bob on July 22, 2006
: : Does anyone know where the phrase "take a pee (piss) comes from?
: You've answered your own question, now haven't you? "Piss" is considered vulgar and harsh to say, and (in many circles) abbreviating the word to "P" of "Pee" is 73.56% less vulgar. Roughly. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to ... oh, tap a kidney.
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