Fanny

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  1. mrscookie

    mrscookie Mama and expecting

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    So for those American folk among us... where did the word '' fanny'' (word for ass in America) come from?

    I mean, when I say fanny, I mean foo foo, kitty cat.... you know what im saying lol but when I went to florida a few years back, we were on a glass bottom boat trip and this lady goes '' Ohh i just need to shut my fanny bag''
    Needless to say, my mom and me nearly died from laughing, it was the first time I had heard that word used for a different meaning.
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  2. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    I think in the UK we call fanny a fanny because Fanny was a popular girl's name, just like John Thomas, Dick etc...

    Fanny for flanks on a horse though, not sure! Oh but I think that's why American's say fanny for bum.
     
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    mrscookie Mama and expecting

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    hahaha you're good! :D
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  4. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    lol Thanks!
     
  5. alice&bump

    alice&bump mummy to katie

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    lol when i was younger my sister's best friend mum was a hairdresser and she was tellin this story about an american whose hair she did and she was like "ooo i'll just sit down on my fanny" everyone was pissin themselves then my mum went "my girls wont understand that word".

    oh how to embarrass your kids. especially when they're eleven and know exactly what a fanny is lol!
     
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  7. Luhweez

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    I think 'fanny' is a disgusting word.. it turns me everytime i hear it lol!
    i used to work with a girl called Fanny in a resturant, they had to change her name badge to stephanie because it was making customers laugh and sounded odd being called across the resturant!
     

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