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DH has just thrown the largest loofah you ever saw out the window

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Namechangearoonie123 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:17:48

He'd 'lost' it a couple of days ago and this huge beast about 4 inches across has been meandering about my house shock

I thought he was kidding when he said it was enormous but I've lived in the country a lot and never see one that big.

An ordinary house loofah, body about 3/4 of a. Inch long and about a centimetre wide with the most enormous thick legs.

In the uk before anyone asks

If this is what's to come I'm off to Iceland, surely they can't grow as big there

SiennaBlake Fri 01-Aug-14 00:19:36

Is this a thing now? We can't say spiders? Or am I misunderstanding?

306235388 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:19:58

A loofah?

Euphemia Fri 01-Aug-14 00:21:45

Legs? Loofahs are plants.

IrritatedPartyOf1 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:22:11

A what??hmm

iK8 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:23:10

Do you live in the sea? confused

heslimedme Fri 01-Aug-14 00:23:45

A bath sponge with legs.....?!

iK8 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:24:29

Or a giant bath?

Namechangearoonie123 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:24:39

A loofah is a spider on Mumsnet grin

306235388 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:25:48

Since when? Why?

MrsCakesPrecognition Fri 01-Aug-14 00:31:45

I'm pretty sure that spiders are spiders on MN - or have been for the last 10 years.
And loofahs are dead cucumbery things.

Namechangearoonie123 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:31:54

Since always

Lots of arachnophobes on here. I've seen lots recently not calling them loofahs though, not everyone knows.

SiennaBlake Fri 01-Aug-14 00:32:40

Wasn't this like donkeys ago?

Threads like this really test my childishness as I restrain myself from posting a big massive fuck off spider.

NerfHerder Fri 01-Aug-14 00:35:46

No-one calls them loofahs on here any more...

lettertoherms Fri 01-Aug-14 00:38:55

I thought when I clicked on this it was going to be a tale of your husband throwing an oversized sea sponge out the window for some reason.

Now I am disappointed.

Namechangearoonie123 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:40:21

Aye, well anyway it was giant. If it was on my palm it's legs would have been dangling off the edges.

emotionsecho Fri 01-Aug-14 00:42:08

Yes lettertoherms I too clicked on this thread to find out why OP's dh was lobbing oversized sea sponges out of the window.

306235388 Fri 01-Aug-14 00:42:55

I've never heard of the loofah thing. Surely we can't avoid using the word spider? I'm terrified of them but you know, I can't expect the world to care!

anyways OP where do you live? Please don't say Scotland

MrsCakesPrecognition Fri 01-Aug-14 00:44:25

Loofah references might trigger the growing number of trypophobia suffers we now have on MN thanks to FB.

Stratter5 Fri 01-Aug-14 01:03:22

We call them Nopes. As in 'Nope, I'm not going near it, it's your turn'.

TheCSLibraryPree Fri 01-Aug-14 01:58:02

I think there was a thread (ages ago) where the merits of using a non triggering word instead of spider about finding/dealing with arachnids was discussed. On that thread I think loofah was settled on as being a suitably inoffensive, non triggering substitute word.

This thread shows it might not be the best alternative as it appears to be too random a word!!

BerylStreep Fri 01-Aug-14 02:07:26

But if someone is scared of spiders, they are unlikely to click on a thread about spiders. If they click on a thread expecting to find out about someone's DH having a hissy fit in the bathroom with a sea sponge, they are going to be quite alarmed, and possibly triggered if they discover it is in fact about enormous dangly thick legged spiders. confused

MorphineDreams Fri 01-Aug-14 02:10:52

Sorry but these trigger warnings are going to far and I'm sure loofah was a joke?

I have a phobia (a real one not one of these 'oh I don't like them' things) and I don't insist on the name of said item being changed confused

ObfusKate Fri 01-Aug-14 02:11:33

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ObfusKate Fri 01-Aug-14 02:12:02

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