Note: Please bear in mind that whilst this topic does canvass opinions, it is not a fight club. You may disagree with other posters but we do ask you please to stick to our Talk Guidelines and to be civil. We don't allow personal attacks or troll-hunting. Do please report any. Thanks, MNHQ.

To think this t-shirt HIGHLY unsuitable for a young boy?

(23 Posts)
DramaQueenofHighCs Sat 20-Jul-13 14:59:54

I'm normally totally unshockable, and don't even mind things like kids wearing 'sexy beast' etc. t-shirts BUT:
I'm currently at a kids play area and there is a boy who looks about 8-10 wearing a tshirt saying "YouTube My Space and I'll Google your Yahoo"!!!!

Is it just my twisted, rude brain or is this totally unsuitable? I'm fully prepared to be told I'm wrong (my husband can't see the issue' ) but I'm actually a but hmm and as I've said I am VERY RARELY shocked or bothered by kids wearing slogan tshirts!

Gruntfuttock Sat 20-Jul-13 15:01:48

What does your "twisted rude brain" imagine it means?

hermioneweasley Sat 20-Jul-13 15:02:43

I am obviously old, but I don't get what that means or why it's offensive. I find kids wearing t shirts like "sexy beast" unspeakably revolting.

gaggiagirl Sat 20-Jul-13 15:03:59

I don't get it, must be a yoof thing but isn't it just listing computery stuff?
How do you interpret it?
If it takes a lot of thinking about I don't think the lad wearing it will interpret it the way you might.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sat 20-Jul-13 15:07:16

I'm definitely more offended by the 'sexy beast' ones.

onedev Sat 20-Jul-13 15:08:05

I don't get it either?? What do you read it as?

Gruntfuttock Sat 20-Jul-13 15:08:12

Me too Heartbrokenmum73

kim147 Sat 20-Jul-13 15:09:13

I think she thinks it's about sex.

thegreylady Sat 20-Jul-13 15:10:09

I don't get it at all whereas 'sexy beast' on a child is revolting.

edam Sat 20-Jul-13 15:10:49

It's a play on words and yes, it does refer to sex. Vaguely funny on an adult if you are into that kind of thing, not so much on a child.

BrummyMummy2012 Sat 20-Jul-13 15:15:12

I don't get it... However, a child wearing something with the words 'sexy beast' I find very inappropriate

DramaQueenofHighCs Sat 20-Jul-13 15:20:01

Yes it is sexual innuendo to me, but as I've said I do have a twisted brain.
I guess the reason I'm not so offended by 'sexy beast' tshirts is because....... Actually I dont know why! Probably be ause at least it's 'in your face' wheras parents buying the 'YouTube' t-shirt may not realise the connotations.
It's more I feel it's the 'choice factor I guess.

BikeRunSki Brazil Sat 20-Jul-13 15:23:11

I get it DramaQueen, and I agree with you.

HollyBerryBush Sat 20-Jul-13 15:24:59

You must be of a very twisted mind indeed because even 6 teenagers here between 14 and 18 cannot find a filthy meaning to this slogan

picnicbasketcase Sat 20-Jul-13 15:34:56

It refers to something sexual, but in such a crap way it could be missed. Does it mean reciprocal oral sex perhaps?

WitchOfEndor Sat 20-Jul-13 15:37:31

I wouldn't have thought it was about sex. I did see a tshirt in Gap once for DS (3) with a really nice robot on it, but when I looked closer it said 'Love Machine' underneath, ewwww. Put me right off.

Feminine Sat 20-Jul-13 16:01:31

It is obvious what it means. I am 42. I don't like the one you have no problem with. Anyway yanbu

I got the pun, nothing to do with being twisted just stronger association.

If someone said that were going to do something to your yahoo, some think a technology giant/email and some will get the euphemism as it is implied here.

And it is highly unsuitable. I would find it creepy an adult, and it's quite ick on a child.

OhMerGerd Sat 20-Jul-13 16:38:58

It is innuendo and it is innappropriate for an right year old. Sadly though I doubt his parents aren't aware, they probably think its clever and less 'chav' / better than 'sexy beast' which is vile.
Hoiking up my judgy pants here... Some of these 'kidult' parents who think they're down with the yoof will find something like that hilarious.. I have a brother who has been like this with his two boys since they were about 8 .. Talking about getting off with girls and go on my son type banter... Urgh.

RoxyFox211 Sun 21-Jul-13 00:48:50

Maybe they didn't understand it fully but wanted it anyway ? :/ id probably let dd choose her own clothes at that age, even if I didn't approve or thought people might get offended. (unless there was an insinuation of violence I think that would bother me,,, but we all have different things that grate us).

BridgetBidet Sun 21-Jul-13 00:54:35

I suspect the parents don't know what it means. I had to google it.

calmingtea Sun 21-Jul-13 08:41:10

The only reason I wouldn't let a 8/10 year old boy wear it, because it seems very geeky and uncool to me, and I wouldn't want them to be picked on for that anymore than for wearing glasses. Everything has innuendos if you try hard enough, if my english lit teachers were anything to go by.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now