A couple of heards:

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 21 09:12:54 UTC 2014

On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 7:54 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:

> This verb also means, as we all know, "to break wind",
> earliest citation 1940.

For me, "poot" has only the meaning, "cut the cheese, slice the cheddar,
fart." OTOH, genteel black women use "Oh, poot!" in place of "Oh, shit!"
Otherwise, it's only a child's word, like "pee-pee" and "doo-doo."
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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