Why is urine called pee?

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    fun2hubposted 8 years ago

    why so?

    1. Greek One profile image75
      Greek Oneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      because "Sh*t" was taken

    2. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Because o was already taken

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      Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why not?

  2. Faybe Bay profile image69
    Faybe Bayposted 8 years ago

    Found this:

    From Chris:
    Where did the word pee come from?  Some one asked me where the word originated.  I have no answer for them. Do you have any idea ?

    Sure!  It is simply from the first letter of the word piss.  Piss is not considered polite today, but it was in fairly wide use up to the 19th century.  Pee was coined as a euphemism for piss and the verb form of pee dates in the written records from 1788; it probably existed some time before then but simply did not get written down.  Piss is quite a bit older, dating in writing from 1290.  It is thought to be onomatopoeic (imitative in sound) of the act of urinating.

    English got piss from Old French, which also gave it to other Germanic languages. Those public urinals that ornament the streets of French cities are called pissoirs. Words related to piss are also found in other Romance languages.  For instance, in Catalán the verb is pixar - does the animation studio of the same name know that?  The claim is as follows:

    Pixar - Action (verb) of making pixels in Spanish. According to The Second Coming of Steve Jobs book by Alan Deutschman, Ed Catmull and John Lassetter were looking for a sticky name and came up with Pixer, but they thought it sounded better in Spanish: Pixar. The company was founded after Steve Jobs bought the computer graphics division from Lucasfilm for $10 million.  - from Company Names Trivia

    That suggests an existing Spanish verb pixar "to make pixels", and there is no such Spanish verb, but we found a slightly different version of the story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

    They renamed it Pixar, a made-up Spanish verb derived from the word "picture"...

    The Chronicle article claims that Ed Catmull, John Lasseter and Alvy Ray Smith (and possibly Steve Jobs) came up with the name.  Even if they did not know at the time that it means "to piss" in Catalán, surely someone told them once their company started to gain notoriety.  One saving grace for Pixar is that the Catalán verb is pronounced "pee-shar".

  3. Faybe Bay profile image69
    Faybe Bayposted 8 years ago

    Pretty cool to find out that Disney owns a company whose name means "to piss"

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      Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol

      1. Faybe Bay profile image69
        Faybe Bayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm sorry, they didn't know about the water thing, I am sure! lol

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          Crazdwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol nope they didn't hahah that is too funny made me laugh out loud.

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    fun2hubposted 8 years ago

    Thanks everyone!

 
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