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NickJunior

Senior Member
Khmer
Hello Forum,

I want to be sure I know how to use this term "have an accident" correctly. If a child urinated in his pants at the store, how do I politely say it?

(1) The child had an accident in his pants?

(2) The child had an accident?

Thanks.
 
  • NickJunior

    Senior Member
    Khmer
    Thank you FairLady and KHS for responding. Yes, I want to let the parent of the child know. By inserting the words "a little" , does that mean the child only urinates in the pants? What if the child actually "defecated" in the pants, can I use the words "a big" accident?
     

    Cypherpunk

    Senior Member
    US, English
    It also keeps them from panicking, so they don't think their child has had a serious accident resulting in an injury. It's a way of being considerate, since some parents can be anxious about their child's/children's safety when they are out in public.
     

    NickJunior

    Senior Member
    Khmer
    Thank you KHS and CypherP. I have never thought of that dimension at all. I learned so much more from your wisdom.
     
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