The government yesterday reasserted parents' right to smack their children despite overwhelming opposition from charities. Kevin Brennan, the children's minister, said there was no reason to change the law introduced three years ago permitting smacking if it does not leave visible bruising, scratches or reddening of the skin. After a review of the legislation, he told MPs: While many parents say they will not smack , a majority say smacking should not be banned outright. My parents said and used "spank"; no slang about it - standard Scots English, as far as I know. This isn't the first time that it's seemed likely that the dividing waters are those of the Tweed and Esk rather than the Atlantic.
I used to think that slap and spank mean the same thing, until I how is this different from smacking which is also typically on the bottom?. I would say, 'Don't be naughty or you'll get a smacked bottom! Parents hit children. a hit is the same thing as a spank,slap or a smack.