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Thanks yet again. Butt will have to butt out. I must have a tin ear, because as one of you says, it's like trailer trash talk. Whew.

I'll work on it. I kind of like Vijaya's "Get off your caboose." Maybe something along that line.

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#31 - October 19, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Funny how culture can effect this.  We say bum or tushie, but the reason I'm ok with booty is because both of our pediatrician a use it!  They are both french Canadian and it has never sounded a bit sexual...but maybe if an American Dr said it I'd think differently?  My son thinks it had to do with pirates.lol
Either way I think you're smart to make a change for this age.  I can't imagine telling my littles to get off their butts.  And I do think you'd limit it in schools.  Maybe a funny word, like patootie or rump? 
#32 - October 19, 2013, 08:44 PM
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I love patootie--thanks!
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I kind of like the rhythmic sound of, "Get off your patootie and move your bootie....'
#34 - October 20, 2013, 12:07 AM
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Lol Verla, now my kids are running around singing "get off dat patootie and shake your little booty!" 
#35 - October 20, 2013, 07:05 AM
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I kind of like the rhythmic sound of, "Get off your patootie and move your bootie....'

Verla, this phrase made my lips do upward flips!! :grin3
#36 - October 20, 2013, 08:53 AM

Verla, that's wonderful. Thanks!
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Wow, I have to say, I'm really surprised by some parts of this discussion. I've never thought of "butt" as a bad word and I have no problem with my daughter saying it. But I do find "trailer trash" super-offensive. I don't think people are trash and I don't think where you live or how much money or education you have determines your worth as a human being. And while saying "get off your butt" to a small child does seem a little off to me, I wouldn't call somebody "trash" for using this very common phrase. (Used here, for instance, in an AP headline: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/46327503/#.UmQTpxDZjFI.)
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I agree Mara. People are not trash, no matter if they have to live in the dumps, which I've seen first hand in India. Perhaps Robert will return to modify his post.
Vijaya (who lived in a trailer for many years and never thought of herself or her neighbors as garbage)
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Yeah . . . I'm an apartment raised kid, several of them, in many towns, who thought the trailer park across the street of one of them was quite nice, who doesn't mind the word butt in some contexts. Modification of the post may be a good thing.
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I agree that trailer trash is a very offensive term and hope the post is modified.  In Roberts defense, though, I think many people forget the socioeconomic implications and use "trailor trash" to mean rough or "not classy."  Obviously this doesn't make it ok, and obviously it has nothing to do with actual people who live in trailors, but the term has become so warped by use that I'm (hoping) Robert didn't mean offense.

I heard a very well-off co worker call her little one a "brat" and tell her to "shut up" the other day.  I thought that sounded extremely trashy, and economic status had nothing to do with it.
#41 - October 20, 2013, 02:04 PM
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We tell our kiddos to 'get your rear in gear' from time to time...
#42 - October 20, 2013, 02:22 PM
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We tell our kiddos to 'get your rear in gear' from time to time...

Ooh I like that. I might start using that one! And 'move your caboose' too.
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I was there with Vijaya and Anthony and lmt (hi, y'all!) and the book was a HUGE hit. I would buy it. But i loved chicken cheeks, too.

I've also bought a booger book and a fart book. Yes. I have.
I'm probably a little too crass sometimes. But I'm owning it. So sue me. ;)

Here is a phrase I've heard... "Get off your tiny heiney... and do something big!" or "If you stay on that couch any longer, you're going to turn into a cushion".

So maybe you can just make up something that means the same thing as get up and move? (I see now that others have mentioned doing that. Forgive the repeated advice)

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I've heard kids at my school use bum and they weren't British.  "Hey, move your bum. That's my chair!"    But there are lots of other ways to encourage a lazy character to get moving:

"Your tushie's too cushy!"  "Get a move-on"  "Get off your fanny!"   are a few that come to mind, but I'll bet Gatz will come up with something fresh, funny and safe for preschoolers to use without getting moved down on the behavior chart.

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My apologies, guys, for offending you with a figure of speech that was not intended to devalue anyone. I, too, have lived in a trailer at one time in my life and didn't think of myself or any of my neighbors as lesser human beings for doing so. It's nice to know, though, that we have so many sensitive souls among us. I deserved to be called to account for my poorly chosen words.

It's very nice of you to clarify.  Thank you! :)
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My apologies, guys, for offending you with a figure of speech that was not intended to devalue anyone. I, too, have lived in a trailer at one time in my life and didn't think of myself or any of my neighbors as lesser human beings for doing so. It's nice to know, though, that we have so many sensitive souls among us. I deserved to be called to account for my poorly chosen words.

Robert, thank you for such a gracious apology. :)
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Thank you for the gracious apology, Robert; it's what makes this place such a lovely community.
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