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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)
Having reviewed criteria I can state, unequivocably, that the change meets ALL OF THEM in every concievable way. I must insist that if you insist on continuing to revert the edit, you assert exactly which of the criteria you are claiming it does not meet. Pacian 22:58, 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)
Just an Acedemic question here, why would you find the acronym of P.O.O.P. relevant enough? I mean, its spongebob we're talking about here. Not trying to be disruptive here **Ahem**Chuck Entz**Ahem** —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 13:57, 8 December 2014.
Kind of pointless, since they posted that 8 years ago, but not disruptive (your earlier edits, on the other hand...). Chuck Entz (talk) 14:20, 8 December 2014 (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:

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)
carburetor is the correct US spelling. DCDuring TALK 00:52, 8 December 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? 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 (talkcontribs) 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 ÚtlendiTala við mig 05:11, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

In Internet slangEdit

Seems to be used on YouTube to refer to "mashup" videos that make cartoon characters say ridiculous things. Equinox 19:07, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

  Done: YouTube poop. Equinox 05:14, 22 December 2013 (UTC)

"Break seawater" sense may need rephrasingEdit

It says: "(transitive) To break seawater with the poop of a vessel"; the usage example says "we [i.e. the vessel] were pooped". I don't think the def conveys the transitivity properly. Equinox 22:09, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

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