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Do You Say Arse or Ass?

Which one do you say when referring to the booty?

by Anonymousreply 5110/15/2013

Since I am not actually Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady," I say "ass."

by Anonymousreply 108/03/2010

my keister

by Anonymousreply 208/03/2010

Doesn't anyone say tushie anymore?

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by Anonymousreply 408/03/2010

The British say arse.%0D %0D Growing up in Boston, Bostonians said aahhs.

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by Anonymousreply 608/03/2010

In my corner of Canada we tend to mix it up. It depends on the context. You'd say someone fell on their arse after admiring someone's hot ass.

by Anonymousreply 708/03/2010

man pussy

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by Anonymousreply 1008/03/2010

Nom nom nom nom nom

by Anonymousreply 1108/03/2010

Arse. Ass is for donkeys.

by Anonymousreply 1208/04/2010

arse is a stupid, childish word, and not very hot.

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by Anonymousreply 1408/04/2010

ass, butt, buns and bum are the only acceptable terms

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by Anonymousreply 1708/04/2010

The British say arse, but not with the pronounced "ar-r-r" of an American. More like ah-ss. Ass with an ah-h-h.

by Anonymousreply 1808/04/2010

[quote]ass, butt, buns and bum are the only acceptable terms

Bum is childish. Buns are what you have for tea. Butt is for rainwater. Ass is for donkeys.

Arse all they way.

by Anonymousreply 1908/04/2010

I think "Fuck my arse, you bastard!" loses a bit of the vulgarity and sexiness. "Arse" isn't sexy. "Ass" is sexy.

by Anonymousreply 2008/04/2010

Ass but I love the Brit expression "I can't be arsed."

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by Anonymousreply 2208/04/2010

"buns"?? Boy, have you ever just dated yourself. I don't think that's been a common slang term since Ronald Reagan's first term as president.

by Anonymousreply 2308/04/2010

I'm an American, I say "ass".%0D %0D The only people I've known to say "arse" are British or Irish.

by Anonymousreply 2408/04/2010

Definitely arse. Being Scottish, I roll the r's in that. Arrrrrrse.

by Anonymousreply 2508/04/2010

"Buns" is something a 50 year old frau would say. And her other 50 year old frau friends would mock her for being so outdated.%0D %0D [quote]Butt is for rainwater.%0D %0D What does that mean? Since you insist on arse, R19, I imagine you're British and that "butt" is another word that doesn't translate to American English the same? "Butt" here refers to the buttocks, or to the filtered end of a burnt out cigarette. I have no idea how rainwater figures into that.

by Anonymousreply 2608/04/2010

In the UK a butt is something you store rainwater in. E.g. the water collected off the roof down a pipe into a butt. You can then use it for watering the garden. See the link for an example. Nothing unusual here at all.

by Anonymousreply 2708/04/2010

OK, now I have a new pejorative:

"Water Butt! Water Butt!"

by Anonymousreply 2808/04/2010

Additionally, the area where people historically practiced archery was called the Butts. So you see it the word Butt or Butts sometimes in British street names. E.g. one place I lived in had a road called "St Mary's Butts".

I've linked to possibly the most amusing example.

by Anonymousreply 2908/04/2010

The British and Boston pronunciation of "aahhss" is similar.

by Anonymousreply 3008/04/2010

Here in the UK we say arse - it has a nice satisfying sound to it.

by Anonymousreply 3108/04/2010

Helloooo ignorant (but quite entertaining) speculators on the subj. of arse vs. ass.. and why the english say "arse". German for ass is "arsch". pronounced "ash" (with a very soft "a" ahh-sh" , you, know, what the protologist says when he wants you to open up. "say AHHH_SH" har har.) With an "r". The English still use house and pronounce it the same as the German "haus". Ass just lost the "r" when it landed in Virginia. So arsch went to England, became arse, and got shortened to ass in America.

by Anonymousreply 3202/05/2013

I call my bum my yum-yum.

by Anonymousreply 3302/05/2013

but, do you combine the two words. do you "arsehole" as a perjorative? it don't exactly roll off the tongue, squire, like "asshole" does. "piss off arsehole"? nah. it's like mixing metaphors, this mixing of English and American cuss words. it don't work, mate. "piss off, wanker". "fuck off, asshole". ahh. much better.

by Anonymousreply 3402/05/2013

ARSE is pronounced ASS.

It's only spelled differently.

Like the UKs say Jail but spell it GAOL

by Anonymousreply 3502/05/2013

'Arse' sounds so right when you say, "Stick it up your arse."

by Anonymousreply 3602/05/2013

R20 is right

by Anonymousreply 3702/05/2013

r37 and r20 - it depends. I'm Australian, and I'd have a laughing fit if someone told me they wanted to have their ass pounded (I'd probably want to report them to the RSPCA). If someone told me I had a great arse, though, that would sound dead sexy and really turn me on.

by Anonymousreply 3802/05/2013

R38 You say tomato I say tomatah... lol I just like the word ASS. I think porn has ruined me. Piece of ASS... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

by Anonymousreply 3902/05/2013

I think buns ought to have a resurgence.

by Anonymousreply 4002/05/2013

r32 - actually, "arse" doesn't come from German "Arsch", but from Old English "aers" (and German "Arsch" ultimately derives from Old High German "ars"). "Ass", though, *is* an alternative (r-less) pronunciation of "arse"

by Anonymousreply 4102/05/2013

An ass is a donkey. "Fuck my ass" seems like animal cruelty. It's not at all sexy.

by Anonymousreply 4202/05/2013

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by Anonymousreply 4302/05/2013

I have never heard a straight person say anything other than "ass," either. And that is a very common term, as in "Hey dude, look at that chick's ass in those tights!" Or "Look at that guy's ass, bro. I wonder how much he squats."

No one in the U.S. says "arse," and if one did it would be pretty funny and/or just awkward like you are trying to be Madonna or something.

by Anonymousreply 4502/05/2013

The arse and bum of the UK and Commonwealth countries are soft and erotic and vocally rounded like the object itself, so lovely. Butt sounds hard and unattractive on the ear. It's vocal harshness is symptomatic of the fear of sex and homosexuality in American public life. The Brits are always making bum jokes and referencing bumfuckery through extensive use of the word 'bugger'. For most Americans however, the arse - sorry -- BUTT , is a no-go area, associated with "potty talk" (another yankie infantilisation) and HOMOS.

by Anonymousreply 4602/05/2013

Arse has a pleasing Anglo-Saxon feel to it.

by Anonymousreply 4702/05/2013

"ARSE is pronounced ASS.

It's only spelled differently.

Like the UKs say Jail but spell it GAOL"

Okay, the Victorians would like their dictionary back. The only time "Gaol" is used for "Jail" is in historical accounts. Modern usage would be squarely on the side of "Jail".

As for "arse" being pronounced "ass", again wrong. The "r" is audible in all British English accents, although some have the stress on the "a" (i.e. "aaarse") whilst other on the "r" (i.e. "aRse).

Ass is a Donkey, so please stop trying to mate with it. That's wrong and illegal in both the US and UK.

by Anonymousreply 4810/15/2013

I'm a Bostonian so I say Ahhss.

by Anonymousreply 4910/15/2013

It's so much more effective and classier when one says Aahhs.

by Anonymousreply 5010/15/2013

Ass is a bowdlerisation for prissy Americans, who are too mealy-mouthed to utter vulgarities and yet pretend to be upfront and manly. Not fooling anyone.

People who say 'ass' clutch their pearls at 'arse'. That is all.

by Anonymousreply 5110/15/2013
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