She subsequently explained:. That made me chuckle. Piss Off as in ordering someone to F—off: My siblings and I Boston, MA have been saying that since we were small; probably moreso when we were younger before we graduated to or in lieu of saying F—-off which could get us in greater trouble. What about sod off and get lost? However, it is now acceptable in speech, although more conservative people may object to its use.
Taking the piss - Wikipedia
It only takes a minute to sign up. Connect and share knowledge within a single location that is structured and easy to search. How did "pissed" come to mean "drunk" or "angry" in expressions such as: "I'm pissed" OR "I'm pissed off"? All dictionaries I consulted just gave that definition. So, does it have anything to do - even just figuratively - with "urine" i. Also do the expressions "Piss off! If there is a relationship between being pissed or piss off and urine, then what is it?
Taking the piss is a Commonwealth informal term meaning to mock at the expense of others, or to be joking, without the element of offence. Compare with the American "fuck with. Taking the Mickey Mickey Bliss, Cockney rhyming slang , taking the Mick or taking the Michael is another term for making fun of someone.
We have been talking about pee and urine, but we haven't looked at the origin of these words yet. It's now time to fill the gap with some etymological insights. Theophilus Protospatharius - A Greek physician holding a uroscopy flask in his hands. I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to words and their roots. I really like understanding where they come from and I am convinced that this knowledge can add a certain something to the appreciation we have for and to the use we make of words.