Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bum..what a great word

Bum- The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
Synonyms - arse, buttocks, nates, bottom, butt, backside, buns, can, fundament, hindquarters, hind end, keister, posterior, prat, rear, rear end, rump, stern, seat, tail, tail end, tooshie, tush, behind, derriere, fanny, ass

Bet you didn't know there was so many words for the thing that makes our life a little bit different from other.

People really don't like to talk about their bums. The only acceptable conversation is "Does my bum look big in this??" I often wonder if conversations about colitis will eventually become like conversations about Cancer that people will now speak about Cancer openly, as more and more types are becoming curable. It's not such a dreaded thing and not all cancers will kill you, so many have a great chance with the medicines available now.

So why can't we talk about our bums now? The way I see it, it's because we are simply embarrassed about them and their function. Are we ever going to get over this fact....I do wonder.

But to finish on a lighter's a bum joke...

Bottom Deodorant - The blonde walks into a pharmacy and asks the assistant for some bottom deodorant. The pharmacist, a little bemused, explains to the woman that they don't sell bottom deodorant, and never have. Unfazed, the blonde assures the pharmacist that she has been buying the stuff from this store on a regular basis, and would like some more. "I'm sorry," says the pharmacist, "we don't have any.""But I always get it here," says the blonde."Do you have the container it comes in?""Yes!" said the blonde, "I will go and get it."She returns with the container and hands it to the chemist who looks at it and says to her, "This is just a normal stick of underarm deodorant."The annoyed blonde snatches the container back and reads out loud from the container, "To apply, push up bottom."

Who cringed when they read that punch line? Ahh, a few years ago I would never have guessed what I would have had to go through....


  1. Hahaha That was a great joke! When I first got diagnosed w/UC, I said "why couldn't I get something glamouros"? Now that I'm more comfortable w/it, I force others to be too. Maybe just my family really. I don't want anyone uncomfortable around me, but I always talk very plainly about any issues or my bum w/the family. They look at me like i've lost my mind, and we all laugh.

  2. In my family it's all about tooshies. My mum has Crohns and me and hubby both have UC. There isn't a day goes by without some mention of our keisters. It's a pain in the posterior of course but with a little humour we can laugh about our rear related problems.
    A toast to bums! Bottoms up..! ;))

  3. When I posted that last comment the access word I had to type in was "merbumps" - now THAT would be a good word for bum!

  4. LOL..that was funny Ali...and yes Hillary in the beginning I would have much preferred a better disease that didn't involve the bum..but's what we all got..and I do make as much fun out of it when I can...most 'normal' people don't get it when I say UC is a "right pain in the ase"..I love saying that... :D