It is in fact about pee. But as the Malthusian reference suggests, it also confronts issues less passing. In a dystopian not-too-distant future, a community finds itself parched by a year drought. Facing acute water shortages, the community rations the precious stuff not as it goes in, but rather as it goes out. Private toilets have been outlawed, and relief comes only at public restrooms where lengthy and knee-buckling queues are the norm. This social order is maintained until one day Old Man Strong, too poor to pay for admission to the wretched Public Amenity No.
Urination is the release of urine from the urinary bladder through the urethra to the outside of the body. It is the urinary system 's form of excretion. It is also known medically as micturition , voiding , uresis , or, rarely, emiction , and known colloquially by various names including peeing , weeing , and pissing. In healthy humans and many other animals the process of urination is under voluntary control. In infants, some elderly individuals, and those with neurological injury, urination may occur as a reflex. It is normal for adult humans to urinate up to seven times during the day.
Urine danger from San Francisco's pee-soaked light poles toppling
This list of toilet slang represents a form of toilet humour , often as a result of attempts to replace taboo words related to certain bodily functions and parts by euphemisms and witticisms. Another section of toilet humour involves combination bodily functions, which are generally the unexpected result of some forcing mechanism. While these events certainly don't have the lexicographical diversity of their single-function counterparts, they are generally considered humorous in discussion and especially in occurrence. Many of these have their own sets of slang and humorous terms and euphemisms or dysphemisms which should be developed as part of this article.
The sequel to The Truth About Poop presents an abundance of fascinating information on pee throughout history, in the animal kingdom, and in science. Susan E. Goodman lives in Boston, Massachusetts. Elwood H. Smith lives in Rhinebeck, New York.