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To hate 'fluffy' speak?

(94 Posts)
ItsNovemberFFS Fri 23-Nov-12 09:07:33

Stop referring to my DH as 'hubby'.
Stop referring to my DD as 'bubs'.

Side note: Learn to put apostrophes and commas in the right place.

CatsRule Fri 23-Nov-12 15:29:43

Lil and ikkle angry

Ya so nbu!

ClippedPhoenix Fri 23-Nov-12 15:42:30

I do that to mine too Tinuviel, great isn't it grin

LalyRawr Fri 23-Nov-12 15:51:12

I use bubs! For both my critter and OH.

Do dislike Hubby though. And baby talk. All the ickle wickle baby waby goo goo crap.

I guess it's the way it's said? I use bubs all the time and it sounds natural, but sounds weird when OH says it!

RabbitsMakeGOLDBaubles Fri 23-Nov-12 16:00:04

LOL. Don't ever listen to me, these things slip in and I am not a fluffy person at all, but both my children still get referred to as Baba, I use some of "their" words instead of the real words because I think they were cute, plus it means we all know what I am talking about (although me and DS frequently fall out over his pronunciation of butter), and I call my partners honey (fall back from my own mum), the children are honey pies (as is on of the guinea pigs) or sweet peas.

It's strange that people think it's so twee, my humour tends to be very dry, and I am not overly emotional in person, so I am really not what you would consider a Hun who loves her Hubby or anything. I do LOL though. People seem to hate that too. So I keep doing it. I think I like to be difficult on purpose sometimes.

specialsubject Fri 23-Nov-12 16:23:47

they used to say that baby talk belongs in the nursery - I think even babies don't do it now.

right with you, up there with females that scream at small rodents or insects. No wonder it was so hard to get the vote.

HecatePropylaea Fri 23-Nov-12 16:29:39

baby voices. God save me from baby voices.

Actually, God save them from me cos I'm about one fake five year old cutsie/whiney voice away from snapping grin

I mean who thinks the little baby voice is cute?

I want to slap them till their face falls off.

LaQueen Fri 23-Nov-12 16:31:19

Both DH and I revel in glorious abandon in fluffy-talk to our DDs smile

They habitually answer to:

Snufkin
Twinkle
Bumble
Pootle
Fluffkin
Monkey

They are only called by their actual christian names when they're in trouble.

The DDs are 8 & 9, but still demand a snug-bug from us first thing in the morning, and bedtime is usually known as bee-byes ...

I couldn't give a shit if other people think it daft...it's just what we do, and isn't generally used outside the home.

[folds arms..raises eyebrow in a mildly provocative manner....]

LaQueen Fri 23-Nov-12 16:33:35

Both DH and I refer to each other by pet-names, Babe, Darlin', Toots, Beautiful...whatever. But, again it's kept inside the home.

I'm not remotely fluffy by nature, but I like that we have our virtual own private language that only we know what we're talking about smile

HeffalumpsAndWoozles Fri 23-Nov-12 16:45:44

I'm guilty of a few of these, even the much hated 'Hun' passes my lips fairly regularly. Tbh I didn't ever really notice it until joining MN and discovering the tide of hatred I'd been oblivious too for years blush Still say it though <rebel>

Hate bubba/bubs and hubby though. Oh and 'bockle', 'ickle', and most nicknames people use for dummies 'dumdum'/'mimi' etc

cogito I love her too, "I could absolutely scoffulate a puddington" has become a regular saying in our house, sometimes forget people probably have no idea we are being 'ironic' smile

noddyholder Fri 23-Nov-12 16:47:43

It makes me ill to hear this sort of thing although I do call my cat tickly bear

madas Fri 23-Nov-12 17:01:09

Buppy instead of butter grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 23-Nov-12 17:04:12

god yes echt I have a friend in Australia and her FB page is peppered with all that shite. She joins in too but is not like that at all in RL.

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 23-Nov-12 17:08:46

and I hate 'only 18 more sleeps til Blackpool' type os shite. You are not 3, in fact I wouldn't even expect my 3 yo to put up with such nonsense

purrpurr Fri 23-Nov-12 17:09:11

I'm not a remotely fluffy person, but I am at home with my husband. Bizarre. Mostly I'm just sensible and straightforward.

I do talk proper professional baby talk at my cat though - I can make her purr with just a couple of nonsensical, sweetly-pronounced words - she blinks at me, purrs and flops. I'm pregnant and desperately hope I won't do this with our baby, as it can't be good to talk in gibberish long term if they're trying to figure out how to talk, so must try to be a bit more restrained...

Lexagon Fri 23-Nov-12 17:16:25

"Luffly"
"Luffs"
Eugh.

ItsNotUnusualToBe Fri 23-Nov-12 17:22:07

Self proclaimed 'yummy mummys' who write(on Facebook) things like "omg lolz hun!!!!!!! Thats totes amazeballs Mummy P"

I like these people a little bit less every time I read something like the above sad

noddyholder Fri 23-Nov-12 17:34:28

Yes I give the cats the full baby boo chat but am not the type to ever talk like that to another human

PurplePidjin Fri 23-Nov-12 17:46:44

I use a wrap sling, i don't babywear - he's a person not a handbag.

Just because i prefer reusable nappies, i am not a Fluffy Mama or, worse, Sexy Mama. My pg French friend will be a Mama, i am a Mummy.

These are my breasts. They are the main source of nourishment for my son for the foreseeable future. This is what they were designed for, please don't wince when i refer to them - sexual gratification is their secondary, not primary, function - or use twee euphemistic terms of endearment.

ItsNovemberFFS Fri 23-Nov-12 17:56:01

I totally agree with 'battle against cancer' and 'lost the fight to cancer'. I hate it. My mum has terminal cancer and when she dies I will hit anyone who says that she 'lost the fight'!! Maybe I should pre-warn people hmm

Pidj only a few days in and you're getting irate with people already? grin

I agree with you about 'babywearing' - he's not a bloody jumper! I have several friends who insist on labelling themselves as 'AP' (attachment parents, apparently) because they 'babywear' and have washable nappies and use 'gentle discipline'. hmm Although I do also have one friend who insists on calling me an 'Earth Mother' (she always capitalises it) because I breastfed both children longer-term and use a sling with DS. Every time she says it I cringe.

Another one that annoys me - 'playdate'. And oh my, don't get me started on 'yummy mummy'! [boak]

LessMissAbs Fri 23-Nov-12 19:29:44

YANBU. If I might contribute "Fankoo" from a grown woman...

Turniphead1 Fri 23-Nov-12 19:32:31

I was FB friends with someone who referred to her partner as " My Maffoooo" all the time. His given name was Matthew. I had to hide her posts it was so nauseating.

PurplePidjin Fri 23-Nov-12 19:33:53

Nah, I've been hanging round the wrong places while pg trying to prepare hmm <snuggles cosily back into vipers' nest>

Attachment parents, fundamentalist religious types, ex-smokers... All full of vitriol for those who make choices wink

Is a Yummy Mummy an Anti-Earth Mother, and are they also known as Sexy Mamas? envy <- this is not the face of jealousy

Welcome back Pidj. grin How's R?

I think a yummy mummy is the polite equivalent of a MILF. It seems to be media-speak for 'a mother who is desperate for approval' and I get irrationally irate every time I see yet another piece of tat merchandise with 'yummy mummy' written on it. (I saw a woman the other day wearing a t-shirt that said 'yummy mummy' and carrying a baby wearing one that said 'future porn star' but that's a whole other thread... hmm).

Everlong Fri 23-Nov-12 19:47:52

Fankoo! Christ please tell me they were taking the piss.

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