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Posted: 06 February 2008 10:14 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Onelook’s quick definition of scatological is “dealing pruriently with excrement and excretory functions” Does scatological include urine and urination?  Is there a different or better word for the prurient interest in urine and urination?

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Posted: 06 February 2008 11:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Not to be confused with eschatological, of course.  ;-)

But seriously, wouldn’t urological deal specifically with urine and urination?

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Posted: 06 February 2008 11:18 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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As objects of scientific and medical study, yes.  As objects of prurient interest, no.

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Posted: 06 February 2008 11:57 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Urophilia, or more slangily watersports.

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Posted: 06 February 2008 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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And all come under the beneficent eye of the fair Cloacina, goddess of the sewers in Ancient Rome. She was also (a dual role that must delight psychoanalysts) the protector of sexual intercourse in marriage.

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Posted: 06 February 2008 12:46 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Urolagnia is more widely used than urophilia, and since you’re apparently looking for an adjective: urolagnic.

That’s assuming you’re not interested in the “language and writing” sense of “scatology”.

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Posted: 06 February 2008 01:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Shouldn’t “scatology” be “the study of Ella Fitzgerald’s singing”?

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Posted: 06 February 2008 01:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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Not to be confused with:

Micturiology - the study of when, how often, and how urgently one needs to pee.

(I just made that up (I think)) ;-)

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Posted: 06 February 2008 01:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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I got from Dave’s suggestion of urophilia to urolagnia rather quickly. I am not sure either is quite right for what I had in mind. I lurk and kibitz at a gardening forum where composting is a popular topic and some like to boast of ‘peeing’ (It is a very proper forum and none would dare say ‘piss”.) on their compost. I don’t think that the motivation for the description of what they say or do is sexual. I think it is just more being juvenile, base or vulgar on this quite proper forum more than sexual connotations. I grew up on a farm before plumbing and then studied medical microbiology as an undergraduate so nothing much shocks or bothers me in these areas.  I was just, out of curiosity, groping for a word for my own mind. urolagnia is new to me, interesting and will suffice.

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Posted: 06 February 2008 01:50 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Based on the obsolete and rare verb “compiss” ("to wet with urine"--OED2) I suggest you simply call them “compissionate”.

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Posted: 06 February 2008 03:49 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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I was just, out of curiosity, groping for a word for my own mind. urolagnia is new to me, interesting and will suffice.

Not sure that it will. Urolagnia is distinctly sexual. What you need is a non-prurient word.

Perhaps micturient, an obsolete word meaning needing to urinate.

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Posted: 06 February 2008 11:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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What is wrong with the word, “pissing”, for Pete’s sake? Why this dissertation on a simple matter of excreting body fluid? Are we all a bunch of teenagers here?

Aren’t we simply trying to say “urology”.?

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Posted: 07 February 2008 03:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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Myridon - 06 February 2008 01:20 PM


Micturiology - the study of when, how often, and how urgently one needs to pee.

You’re taking the Micturation!

(yes, I know “taking the Mick” isn’t from “micturation as euphemism for piss”, but this is one folk etymology that fall into the category “so good it deserves to be true")

edited for typo

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Posted: 07 February 2008 08:04 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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Eyehawk - 06 February 2008 11:31 PM

Aren’t we simply trying to say “urology”.?

No. Proctology is to scatology as urology is to <something>.  Actually, it’s not a very good analogy because urology usually includes “gynecology but for the male bits”. It also overlaps nephrology where proctology usually doesn’t overlap gastroenterology.

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Posted: 07 February 2008 10:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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Droogie, you make your composting colleagues sound like a bunch of Peepeeing Toms; perhaps “prycophants” (adj. “prycophantic") might be a suitable term for them, since I doubt if there are many ladies venturesome enough to leak their nitrogen on to the compost heap at the bottom of the garden.

Thank you for “urolagnia”, Dr. Techie. The illustration in “Wikipedia” is, to say the least, remarkable. If the urolagnic (?) gentleman is a feinschmecker as well, he could have the sharpshooting lady eat a dish of asparagus before taking his shower.

;-)

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Posted: 10 February 2008 10:03 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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I thought my vocabulary was pretty good but I have to say this thread has presented some new twists on an old subject.

However, the word “prurient” does seem misplaced in relation to scatology. The dictionary says it comes from a Latin word meaning to itch. Somehow it puts me in mind of the Queen proclaiming openly to the world that she had had an annus horribilis, which even in the California is something politicians aren’t likely to discuss in public. Something better left between her and the Royal Dermatologist.

Spaniard to Portuguese: “You are an imbecile!”

Portuguese (with Texas drawl) to Spaniard: “Ah know!”

At least that’s what it sounded like he said.

Lyrics from Liz Phair:

Get a load of me,
Get a load of you,
Walking down the street
And I hardly know you
It’s just like we were meant to be

Holding hands with you,
When we’re out at night,
Got a girlfriend
You say it isn’t right,
And I’ve got someone waiting too.

The problem is, this is just the beginning
We’re already wet and we’re gonna go swimming

Chorus:
Why can’t I breathe whenever I think about you
Why can’t I speak whenever I talk about you
Its inevitable… it’s a fact that we’re gonna get down to it
So tell me…
Why can’t I breathe whenever i think about you

Isn’t this the best part of breaking up
Finding someone else you can’t get enough of
Someone who wants to be with you too

Its an itch we know we are gonna scratch
Gonna take a while for this egg to hatch
But wouldn’t it be beautiful?

Here we go we are at the beginning
we haven’t fucked yet, but my head’s spinning

Chorus:
Why can’t I breathe whenever I think about you
Why can’t I speak whenever I talk about you
It’s inevitable, it’s a fact that we’re gonna get down to it
So tell me
Why can’t I breathe whenever I think about you

I’d love for you to make me wonder
Where it’s goin’
I’d love for you to pull me under
Somethin’s growin’
For this that we can control
Baby I am dyin’

Why can’t I breathe whenever I think about you
Why can’t I speak whenever talk about you

Chorus

whenever i think about you (x4)

[ Edited: 10 February 2008 10:35 PM by Iron Pyrite ]
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