Scatology (noun): the study of or preoccupation with excrement. In literature, “scatological” is a term used to describe works that make particular reference to excretion or excrement, as well as to toilet humor. (Wikipedia)
The following is not typical subject matter for me. As a mom of 8- and 9-year-old boys, I’m usually trying to minimize the amount of potty talk and humor going on in my house. (My husband’s advice: “Honey, it’s a losing battle.”)
How is it that boys instinctively know, seemingly from birth, that passing wind is funny? I’ve also observed through my cross-cultural missionary work that potty humor appears to be a universal human phenomenon.
I began pondering the potty world yesterday (more…)