I am bursting / can't hold back my poo

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Senior Member
Chinese - Mandarin

When a child needed to go to the toilet very soon, I knew in British English he could shout "I am bursting" if his bladder was full of urine.

But in American English, is it still Ok to say "I am bursting"? If he wanted to poo very soon while rushing to the toilet, can he shout "I can't hold back my poo" ?

Thank you.
  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    No. I would think "I am bursting" meant "I've eaten too much."
    The second one not even close to anything I can imagine anyone saying (and "poo" is very childish).
    I really have to go (to the bathroom)!


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    English - US
    Ridgemao, please use the default font for your messages. Some members have commented that they find the smaller, fainter type you've used in this thread difficult to read.
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