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Why do americans say p.u. when something smells?

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P.U. is a tongue-in-cheek shortening of the French "peur", which means to stink. Ask us anything 24/7.
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That's kind of gotten old, maybe because it's been around for so long. So, when someone farts, do you say PU?
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coz its like an imediate reaction.
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