If the acronym P.O.O.P. referring to "People Order Our Patties" from the program "Spongebob Squarepants" has been considered relevant and important enough to remain in the wikipedia article on "poop" for well over a year, it is certainally relevant and important enough to remain in this article. Your revert was inappropriate. Pacian 20:39, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
- We have a very different criteria than Wikipedia. Sorry, but this most likely will be rolled back again, soon. --Connel MacKenzie 20:41, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
- Perhaps you missed the "independent" wording. Three separate publishers (of which, the script-writers conceivably could be counted as one) need to have used the term. Discussions about SBSP fail the use/mention distinction.
- But most importantly, the onus is on you, the contributor to justify that a sense is used, when submitting a questionable term. Once something has failed the "RFV" process (which this has not) you would risk a short-term block by re-adding this, without three independent print citations. --Connel MacKenzie 23:14, 20 July 2006 (UTC)
The word carburetor is misspelled in the third definition usage example. On a related note, why are so many pages protected on this wiki? I keep finding pages for common words with problems and then I have to go to the trouble of informing you people so they can be fixed. Btw, Use spell check. (User:18.104.22.168)
- Thanks, I’ll check it. The reason for the protected pages is frequent vandalism. Many of the pages are still editable if you register and sign in with your user name. Only a few pages have had so many attacks that only admins are allowed to edit them. So you should select a name and register. —Stephen 01:26, 8 November 2008 (UTC)
Etymology 2= Possibly onomatopoeia as a verb 'to shit'.
Sailors on old vessels with a "poop deck" usually shat off the back of the ship, or threw their slops off the back of the ship so that the poop blew away. and didn't splatter the sides of the vessel, which they would then have had to scrub. Hence the stuff was called "poop". This was taking place at a time when people in large towns, such as London, threw their slops into an open drain in the street.
"Poop!" was a common expletive, which, like every other expletive, has been almost completely replaced by "Fuck!" "Poop!" is much more expressive of minor irritation, don't you think? 22.214.171.124 00:11, 22 January 2009 (UTC)
- well actually it means in a sense feces. Look up that for a change! —This unsigned comment was added by Drutribe (talk • contribs) at Latest revision as of 17:13, 28 April 2011.
- To the confused IP user from 2009, and to anyone else reading this --
- The head was where sailors went to shit, and the head was at the front of a ship. Sailing ships rely on the wind coming from behind to push the ship forward. Anything thrown off the back was therefore likely to blow back onto the sides of the ship. Waste was therefore discarded at the front of the ship.
- The term poop deck doesn't actually have anything to do with the fecal meanings of poop, instead deriving from the French word poupe, meaning stern.
- -- Eiríkr Útlendi │ Tala við mig 05:11, 16 March 2012 (UTC)