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To think porridge is a man breakfast.

(75 Posts)
moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 09:59:59

DH insists all breakfast cereals are girly food.
I suggested porridge as an alternative cos I consider that a manly food ( I don't know why, maybe it conjures up images of hardy Scotsmen).
Anyway, he disagrees and thinks it's as girly as fruit and fibre or special K.
Opinions? or am I being odd to think of breakfast in these terms? It's only cereals that I divide along gender lines btw before I get accused of agreeing with the Muller yoghurt ridiculousness and I always have porridge!

MsVestibule Sat 07-Sep-13 10:01:15

Your husband is very odd. You, slightly less so.

Sirzy Sat 07-Sep-13 10:02:06

Your both odd to assign genders to breakfast cereal!

Pagwatch Sat 07-Sep-13 10:03:00

You are both assigning genders to breakfast cereal.
You are both odd.

Tee2072 Sat 07-Sep-13 10:03:53

Breakfast cereal has gender? confused

SPBisResisting Sat 07-Sep-13 10:04:20

YABO sorry

wonderingsoul Sat 07-Sep-13 10:04:31

my guess is that he wants you to do a full english every morning wink

stubbornstains Sat 07-Sep-13 10:06:12

What does he consider a manly breakfast? If it's meat, tell him he's not a real man unless he's gone out pre-dawn and killed it with a bow and arrow grin.

Porridge is a small boy breakfast in this house. I would be careful of letting your DH have any in case it causes him to spend a solid half hour jumping up and down on your bed while you're MNetting on your laptop.

AnneUulmelmahay Sat 07-Sep-13 10:06:40

Crikey moses at dividing cereal along gender lines

By this token I guess a fry up is for the Menz

EverybodysStressyEyed Sat 07-Sep-13 10:07:11

You're both weird - in my office the 'girls' eat porridge, a few of the 'men' eat fruit and fibre or Special K and the balance have some sort of cooked

whois Sat 07-Sep-13 10:07:47

My porridge is pink so he probably wouldn't like that... 59g porridge oats, 280ml water, handful frozen raspberries. Microwave for 3 mins. Stir and stand for 2. You get a lovely raspberry pink bowl full of yummyness.

Squitten Sat 07-Sep-13 10:09:26

Considering any cereal to be gender-biased is very stupid.

I assume he considers bacon and eggs, made by you, to be the only suitably manly food...?

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:10:23

I'm guessing that girly breakfasts are any which imply healthy diet / weightloss .
there again porridge is very healthy.
I'll ask him if steak and eggs would be more manly.

Oh well, if it's only cereals you divide into gender lines, you're clearly not bonkers at all! grin

stubbornstains grin

Lazyjaney Sat 07-Sep-13 10:11:44

Porridge is neuter, Omelettes are feminine, English breakfasts are greasy.

juneybean Sat 07-Sep-13 10:12:32

Oh god, don't give Kelloggs any ideas we will end up with pink and blue boxes.

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:12:33

Actually, it's not just cereal that I think have genders.
I must admit that a steak and kidney pudding would scream man to me.
Maybe I should be French where they have official genders for everything.
I'm going to look up French words for various foods and see if there's a gender difference!

EduCated Bosnia-Herzegovina Sat 07-Sep-13 10:13:27

Where do we stand on crumpets? Me and DP both had them this morning. I need to know which of us was wrong.

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:14:53

OK.
porridge is feminine, and steak is masculine in French.
This isn't helping me is it?! grin

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:16:08

Crumpets are man food. Definintely.
Would you agree that cupcakes are a girl food?

"Porridge" is masculine in French (foreign word in French usually are)

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:20:33

ooh, thanks Willie. It's also masculine in German.

StuntGirl Sat 07-Sep-13 10:21:03

You're both odd.

Shit! I just had a bowl of porridge. Will I grow a penis now?

Silverfoxballs Sat 07-Sep-13 10:23:18

He needs to get a job at Muller after their ridiculous boy/girl yogurt marketing stupidity I'm never buying them again.

I think a lot of cereals are crap though non gender specific crap.

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