Why is urine called pee?

The word "pee" came from the euphemistic abbreviation of p-i-s-s (from 1879) which means to urinate.

For modern scientists, the golden liquid can be, well, liquid gold. But a quick look back in history shows that urine has always been important to scientific and industrial advancement, so much so that the ancient Romans not only sold pee collected from public urinals, but those who traded in urine had to pay a tax. Read more at Smithsonianmag.com.

Most people take bladder control for granted. But for about a third of people ages 30 to 70, incontinence is a big issue. Check out some tips to keep your bladder healthy and minimize trouble if you do have incontinence at Health.com.

Updated on Thursday, April 09 2015 at 04:02AM EDT

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