small or big [question for child who goes to the bathroom]

jokaec

Senior Member
Chinese - Hong Kong
In Chinese, if a kid goes to bathroom, the parent sometimes will ask "big or small", which means "pee or poo", because they want to know how long it take him/her to use the bathroom. In English, is there a polite way to ask it's pee or poo? Thank you!
 
  • owlman5

    Senior Member
    English-US
    I haven't heard it in years but "Number one or number two?" was a common question when I was a kid. "Number one" is pee. "Number two" is poop.
     

    Parla

    Member Emeritus
    English - US
    I haven't heard it in years but "Number one or number two?" was a common question when I was a kid. "Number one" is pee. "Number two" is poop.
    Very common in the US, and I think it's still used with young children.
     
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