mearse encima

kinai

Senior Member
Spain Spanish
Hello.

I know that piss himself is "mearse encima". Could you use pee the same way?

By the way, wordreference explain that piss oneself is slang, vulgar. Is there any other way to say it? More properly?

Greetings.

Kinai.
 
  • jedi5384

    Senior Member
    American English
    "He wet himself/his pants." - Not vulgar. This is the most neutral way to say it.
    "He peed himself/his pants." - Not vulgar, but a bit childish.
    "He pissed himself/his pants." - Vulgar
     

    jedi5384

    Senior Member
    American English
    Hmm, no we don't say "wet on himself" in the US either. Actually I had thought it might be a UK thing, but I guess not.

    Yes, "piss" is vulgar, and wouldn't usually be said on network TV, but I wouldn't say it's as strong as "shit". For example, I can't imagine it being censored or bleeped out, while "shit" certainly would. That's just in my experience, though.
     

    levmac

    Senior Member
    British English
    I googled "wet on himself" and a few dozen pages came up. It seems to be used by some people when talking about their dogs' incontinence, and there's a few instances of people using it to describe their kids' wetting themselves. I think it's just an instance of a minority looking for a way to distance the word from the reality.
     

    jedi5384

    Senior Member
    American English
    Interesting, I don't think I've ever heard it said that way. It's not something I'd say myself. For me, the most common euphemism for that would be "he had an accident", though that can refer to other bodily functions too.
     

    gengo

    Senior Member
    American English
    Kinai, remember that pee is just the phonetic rendering of the letter P, which in this case stands for piss. So pee was originally used as a euphemism for piss, which is considered a vulgar word. It's like saying "the F-word" instead of fuck.

    Therefore, any construction that can be used with piss can also be used with pee, and vice versa.
     
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