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Old 07-05-2011, 06:20 AM
 
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I always say bo!!ocks
Hey, those are balls not a rear end!

I have English parents and they are the only ones I know that say "bum" in Connecticut.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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Hey, those are balls not a rear end!
Yeah, if he's been throwing that term around a lot thinking it means "butt" I am laughing. That could be awkward around someone who knew what it truly means.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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I only knew one person who ever said bum here in CT, and I suspect he picked it up from his french-Canadian grandmother. No one else around says it, to my knowledge.

edit: Like someone else already stated, bum generally means poor person or someone who frequently asks to borrow something, and I have heard it used as a verb as well. Like "can I bum a cigarette from you?"
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Wherever women are
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Hey, those are balls not a rear end!

I have English parents and they are the only ones I know that say "bum" in Connecticut.
Wow, really?? But I mostly use it as a substitute for "nonsense". Like saying, "That's just bo!!ocks, I'm not buying it"
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:08 PM
 
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I only knew one person who ever said bum here in CT, and I suspect he picked it up from his french-Canadian grandmother. No one else around says it, to my knowledge.

edit: Like someone else already stated, bum generally means poor person or someone who frequently asks to borrow something, and I have heard it used as a verb as well. Like "can I bum a cigarette from you?"
People in NY use the word buns.

Like I was hanging around in the landlady's kitchen, thinking she was not home, in my undies.

She suddenly showed up out of nowhere and was saying, "Oh look at you, sweet buns"

That was some blatant cougar attack.
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:26 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Butt, hiney, tushy, bum if your trying 2 sound British

Yup.
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Old 07-07-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Wow, really?? But I mostly use it as a substitute for "nonsense". Like saying, "That's just bo!!ocks, I'm not buying it"
I think you might have those confused with bu!!ocks...
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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This is my most favourite thread in the CT board ever

Here's to all nutmeggress buns/hineys/rears
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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Bum sounds better then rectum.
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Old 01-09-2012, 05:21 PM
 
Location: In a house
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I think its English originally.
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