Why is burping considered more acceptable than farting?

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You can follow up a noisesome burp with a polite "Pardon me", but a loud fart in company is a little less easy to excuse.

Is it purely due to the smell factor? Because some burps can be pretty rancid, just as some farts are totally odourless.

If farting was less taboo surely life would be so much easier?

I say this as someone who has just had to leave my desk and trudge all the way to the toilet purely to let off.

Rumpkin, Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:19 (nineteen years ago) link

one comes out of your ASS.

Huk-L, Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:20 (nineteen years ago) link

Sorry Rumps, life isn't fair but women who fart in public are just ewwww. (you expect men to be gross, smelly animals, but not chixors)

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:21 (nineteen years ago) link

burp no matter how rancid normally has a shorter range than a fart.

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:22 (nineteen years ago) link

although if you're a midgit then burping is just as bad as farting. especially if you do it over the phone.

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:22 (nineteen years ago) link

if you're Midge Ure! I mean!!

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:23 (nineteen years ago) link

ken c otm. It's the smell.

(x-post ok, maybe not ken c otm, maybe actually ken c wtf)

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:23 (nineteen years ago) link

You know you're actually in a relationship when you feel comfortable farting in front of your other half. (And when their response is something along the lines of "aw, isn't that cute/funny" rather than looking shocked and horrified that you have turned out to be flesh and blood.)

Masonic Boom-Boom (kate), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:24 (nineteen years ago) link

gross.

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:26 (nineteen years ago) link

You know it's love when you start having farting competitions!

Masonic Boom-Boom (kate), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:26 (nineteen years ago) link

(x-pozt)

I don't know, I'm usually shocked and horrified when my darling farts, but that's b/c it usually smells like rotting tar or something. Plus, she does the dutch oven, yuck.

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:27 (nineteen years ago) link

If you have bad breath you can at least pop a mint in...

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:27 (nineteen years ago) link

Especially if you're six-yrs-old.

xxpost

Huk-L, Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:28 (nineteen years ago) link

If you could say "excuse me" with your ass, would farting be more acceptable?

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:28 (nineteen years ago) link

omg wtf is the dutch oven???!?!?! is that the one where she cups her hand over her bum and then transfer the gas to your face OMG????

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:28 (nineteen years ago) link

Dutch oven?!

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:28 (nineteen years ago) link

If you could say "excuse me" with your ass, a great many things would be more acceptable...

mark grout (mark grout), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:29 (nineteen years ago) link

omg i just found out what it is.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=dutch%20oven

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:30 (nineteen years ago) link

Ernest Borgnine to thread!

Huk-L, Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:31 (nineteen years ago) link

men who fart in public are just ewwww.

but ben franklin to thread.

RJG (RJG), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:32 (nineteen years ago) link

Dutch Oven... BWAH HAH HAH HAH HAH! I'm going to have to remember that one. Joe actually banned me from eating Kale because it made me smelly.

Masonic Boom-Boom (kate), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:33 (nineteen years ago) link

From MSN news:

The coupling of thrice-wed Broadway belter Ethel Merman and twice-wed Oscar-winner Ernest Borgnine is one
of the kookiest in Hollywood history. The unlikely duo's knot began unraveling on their honeymoon, when,
according to Borgnine, he garnered the lion's share of fan attention, which left Merman seething. "By the time
we got home, it was hell on earth," he recalled in 2001. "And after 32 days I said to her, 'Madam, bye.'" But
things weren't exactly coming up roses for the Merm: she was allegedly subjected to the silent and deadly
"Dutch Oven," which involved Borgnine releasing toxic fumes in bed while trapping her under the sheets.
Merman, who never again married, devoted a chapter of her autobiography to the Borgnine marriage: It
consisted of one blank page.

Huk-L, Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:34 (nineteen years ago) link

urban dictionary's denf = correct, but she does that to me!!

Pashmina (Pashmina), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:34 (nineteen years ago) link

Gin's Theorem: The volume of the belch is inversely proportional to the size of the lady making it.

Jimmy Mod always makes friends with women before bedding them down (ModJ), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:36 (nineteen years ago) link

What is the most unacceptable thing to ever come out of your ass?

Masked Gazza, Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:37 (nineteen years ago) link

Yeah, I actually once got in a burping competition with the singer of another girly, etherial type shoegazer band. One of her fanboys caught us at it out back of the venue and was utterly HORRIFIED and SCARRED FOR LIFE apparently. I mean, it's all down to throat control, singing and belching.

Masonic Boom-Boom (kate), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:37 (nineteen years ago) link

i did a 7 second burp once.

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:39 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm quite a windy individual, I grew up with a windy mother and a windy aunt. If we're sitting together watching t.v and one of us lets rip, it's traditional for whoever else is there to say "Dirty Bitch" without batting an eye.

Kev couldn't quite believe it the first time it happened, sitting in my mums house watching Casualty. My wee petite auntie let out a giant parp, the dog jumped off her knee and my mum said "dirty bitch." He's used to it now, he'll sometimes even chime in with the dirty bitch bit himself.

Rumpkin, Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:41 (nineteen years ago) link

Michel Gondry's little skit about women farting on the Directors Label DVD is funny

Ah Squeeze Weend Thru My Chiks (blueski), Tuesday, 18 January 2005 16:45 (nineteen years ago) link

windy individual!

I was sitting with a friend the other day and this little incident occurred.

Friend: *BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUurrrrrP*
Nellie: Ewww! that smelled like garlic
Friend: sorry, I've been eating coriander pesto all afternoon
Nellie: OMG WTF I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT BUT I THOUGHT THAT'S TOO SPECIFIC

Nellie (nellskies), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 05:22 (nineteen years ago) link

Girls don't fart..surely

Paul Kelly (kelly), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 06:29 (nineteen years ago) link

Reminds me of a time my uncle and I went to pick my aunt up in the car. My uncle is a rather windy individual himself and had been letting off all the way to my aunts. (I was hanging out the car window trying to get a breath)

We arrived at my aunts house, she jumped into the car and inhaled deeply. "Mmmmm, who's got the kebabs? I'm starving"

Rumpkin, Wednesday, 19 January 2005 09:25 (nineteen years ago) link

oh god

(in response to entire thread)

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 16:24 (nineteen years ago) link

three years pass...

farts

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Sunday, 23 November 2008 01:14 (fifteen years ago) link

roxy wasnt amused 3 years ago either!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 23 November 2008 01:14 (fifteen years ago) link

This thread is now more relevant than ever.

The Birdman from the Hilarious Avian/Human Transmogrifier (libcrypt), Sunday, 23 November 2008 01:15 (fifteen years ago) link

It was a bit of an omen.

Abbott of the Trapezoid Monks (Abbott), Sunday, 23 November 2008 01:22 (fifteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

Dutch omen

quet inn tarnation (darraghmac), Sunday, 18 June 2017 00:23 (seven years ago) link

Worth the wait.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 18 June 2017 00:35 (seven years ago) link

all-time first response hall of fame


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