Monday, June 8, 2009

What it sounds like when you pee?

Yesterday's (6/7/09) funny word of the day was tinkle, which growing up in my household meant "to pee."
My mom used to say "Who has to tinkle?" Evidently, she didn't make it up. The word really does mean to urinate. Hmmm.

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

tin·kle Pronunciation: \ˈtiŋ-kəl\ Function: verb Inflected Form(s): tin·kled; tin·kling \-k(ə-)liŋ\ Etymology: Middle English, frequentative of tinken to tinkle, of imitative origin Date: 15th century
intransitive verb
1: to make or emit a tinkle or a sound suggestive of a tinkle
transitive verb
1: to sound or make known (the time) by a tinkle
2 a: to cause to make a tinkle b: to produce by tinkling

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