Is FART an "F" Word?

A friend from high school posted on her blog that she was struggling with the “F” word.

She has three young sons, and was trying to find the right word to replace FART. It’s a hard transition for her. She grew up as a FARTER and has continued to FART. However, she married into a non-FARTING family. She didn’t want to offend her in-laws with her (and her sons’) FART language.

I don’t have a big issue with FARTS. I use the word FART occasionally, but have a hard time hearing my three-year-old use it. So, I’ve been trying to turn Gavin into a TOOTER. I know I’m waging a losing battle. His dad is a FARTER (just typing that makes me snicker) and we read the book “Walter the Farting Dog.” So it’s probably inevitable that he will eventually give up the word TOOT and replace it with FART.

Anyone have a good suggestion to replace FART? Should we even try to TOOT, FLUFF, or POOT (that’s a Texas term)?

What’s your thought on that?


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