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View Poll Results: What do you call it?

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  • Manure

    76 37.07%
  • Feces

    0 0%
  • Excrement

    0 0%
  • Scat

    0 0%
  • Poop

    89 43.41%
  • Poo

    13 6.34%
  • Crap

    3 1.46%
  • Sh*t

    24 11.71%
  • Doodoo

    0 0%
  • Other

    0 0%
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  1. #1
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    Default What do you call it?

    Vote for whichever term you prefer to use, even if it's not necessarily what you usually say out loud.



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    I was cleaning a stall yesterday while my horse was fidgeting on the crossties because he wanted dinner. I told him that if he didn't poo so much, I wouldn't have to clean the stall. And then I randomly wondered what people call it.



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    Are you looking for the noun or the verb?
    I use manure for teh noun, but poop for the verb.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    I use the word poop most often, although I've probably used all of the choices at some point.
    "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."



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    Mostly, it is CODE BROWN!!!!!
    Life is too short to argue with a mare! Just don't engage! It is much easier that way!

    Have fun, be safe, and let the mare think it is her idea!



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    I use several words. Usually manure or poop. The word "feces" makes me think of a full baby's diaper for some reason so I don't use it as often.
    "I baked these cookies for the farrier. My horse pooped on him again."
    "There are piles of manure in the arena."
    "There is a manure stain on the concrete."
    "HOLY SH...." (Okay, so that doesn't count for this thread.)
    "He was standing up to his knees in feces." (I hope I never have to say that one.)



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    Manure or poo/poop for horses.

    Poop for the dog.

    Poo or sh!t for the cats.

    Scat for "willdlife", unless I step in it, or the JRT rolls in it

    LBR
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    Depends: Horses poop, mucking is the removal of manure, and I shovel horse sh*t. But when it's in the aisle, it's a present. As in "Oh look, Dobbin left you a present!"
    "Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out." ~John Wooden

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    Are you looking for the noun or the verb?
    I use manure for teh noun, but poop for the verb.
    I agree with this. By the way, the poll would be more entertaining it included the funny word made infamous by the Callegaris, 'poody'.
    Jeanie
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    I guess the noun. Who knew solid waste terminology was so complicated?!



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    Manure. Or road apples, which wasn't an option.



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    Where I live, it/they are often called jobbies. However, in the context of horses I would tend to use the word "manure" for the noun and "poo" for the verb.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtrailrider View Post
    Mostly, it is CODE BROWN!!!!!
    A friend of mine owns a racehorse with a couple of other guys, and one of them "won" the naming rights. Anyway he called the horse Code Brown (which is the name the horse now races under). None of the other owners had any idea what it meant, so last Christmas day at my friend's place we were all trying to figure out the meaning of the name so his grandson finally went to the computer and googled it. When he brought the printout back to the table and read it out loud, the look on my friend's face was priceless. He couldn't believe he had a racehorse named after that!



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    I'll admit I can have a bit of a foul mouth (I am married to a sailor after all ) so to friends and people I know are comfortable with it, my word of choice is not family friendly. However, to clients or more traditional folks I'll usually say "manure," sometimes "poop."



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    I know which term I use if I fall in a pile of it. :-)



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    Yes, I work in surgery....I can describe it in more detail than you care to imagine. LOLOLOL!!!!!

    For horses, I usually call it manure! I try to keep it simple!

    At work, it is frequently referred to as a "shi*nami"!!!!! Our personal favorite!
    Life is too short to argue with a mare! Just don't engage! It is much easier that way!

    Have fun, be safe, and let the mare think it is her idea!



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    Manure or poop as far as general usage (it's pony poop, though, if it's a pony, I like alliteration.)



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    Manure or poop. "Poo" and "poopy" make me cringe for some reason. I can't stand to hear or say those words, and I have no rational reason why.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaxxton View Post
    Manure or poop. "Poo" and "poopy" make me cringe for some reason. I can't stand to hear or say those words, and I have no rational reason why.
    I am the same way... never been able to explain it.



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