Post # 1
Today my husband used the phrase “does the pope s*it in the woods?”. I’d never heard this before, only “does a bear s*it in the woods?”. He proceeded to argue that his was the correct phrasing. We googled it, and both are legit, but that led to us debating about which is more commonly used. So, which one do you guys encounter more often/use most?
Post # 3
I always thought bear was the like…legit version and pope was a way of making it funnier. I’ve never heard both in real life though, people I know like to make up their own versions
Post # 4
I have never heard the pope one… I’ve heard the bear one a lot before though.
Post # 5
This is the first time I have ever heard about the pope version
Post # 6
Well a bear DOES shit in the woods- so that makes sense. The pope one does not make sense at all.
Post # 7
I’ve heard them both. I agree with PP that the bear is probably the original/legit saying and pope followed.
Post # 8
He’s mixing two phrases.
“Does a bear shit in the woods?”
“Is the pope Catholic?”
It’s my understanding that both basically convey a sarcastic “duh.”