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!

CruCru Sat 07-Sep-13 13:48:50

Porridge is okay for diabetics <helpful>.

SmiteYouWithThunderbolts Sat 07-Sep-13 13:54:53

I eat porridge every morning but I girlify it with strawberries and blueberries.

Elsiequadrille Sat 07-Sep-13 14:02:15

What does he eat for breakfast?

MummyPig24 Sat 07-Sep-13 14:12:10

Porridge, cereal, it's all for everyone!

mawbroon Sat 07-Sep-13 14:17:14
LittleMissGerardButlerfan Sat 07-Sep-13 14:18:29

Who knew cereal had a gender shock

Me and OH both eat porridge I love chocolate ready brek grin

mawbroon Sat 07-Sep-13 14:20:09

Actually, wasn't there a thread the other day about Muller and their Boys' yogurts and Girls' yogurts??

SybilRamkin Sat 07-Sep-13 14:37:31

That's just what I was thinking mawbroon - the braw laddie on the Scott's box doesn't look remotely girly!

WafflyVersatile Sat 07-Sep-13 14:39:49

Let him eat quiche!

LegoDragon Sat 07-Sep-13 14:45:50

grin

WaitMonkey Sat 07-Sep-13 14:54:43

Girl breakfast ?
Man breakfast ?
hmm

kim147 Sat 07-Sep-13 18:00:00

This is what he needs.

Tesco chunky muesli for men.

www.tesco.com/groceries/Product/Details/?id=268583054

TiggyD Sat 07-Sep-13 18:14:02

Manfood = An animal died.

Ooh, porridge! Let's go skipping in this field of grass type stuff and pick grains! Then let's go molest that cow over there for some liquid. Then we can cook it in pots and spurtle in it! Woman food.

WafflyVersatile Sat 07-Sep-13 18:40:04

I'll spurtle in you, TiggyD.

TheBigJessie Sat 07-Sep-13 18:50:09

Ah, but in French, meat (la viande) is feminine, and French milk (le lait) is masculine!

However, oats (l'avoine) are female, so presumably eating porridge is actually a heterocentic celebration of the physical act of luuurve?

TheBigJessie Sat 07-Sep-13 18:52:42

I may have regressed to sixth form, by the look of it: I'm using long words I can't spell!

Emmabombemma Sun 08-Sep-13 06:13:13

Op why do you care? Sorry but this is weird! wink

Smoorikins Sun 08-Sep-13 06:51:07

Two words.

Shredded wheat.

IIRC only real men can eat two... (cant remember the exact wording).

Smoorikins Sun 08-Sep-13 06:54:05

I'm wrong! It was to do with not being to eat three

And the adverts featured people like Brian Clough and Ian Botham.

LegoCaltrops Sun 08-Sep-13 07:06:29

I would recommend not standing on crumpets. You'll have a devil of a job getting the butter stains out of the carpet.

DH just looked at me disdainfully & rolled over when I snorted with mirth at this.

Agree with above posters. Tell your DH, if porridge is too girly, you expect to see him hunting his own breakfast from now on. Or at the very least, farming it.

samandi Sun 08-Sep-13 07:10:24

Erm, yes YABU. Of all the bizarre things to be genderised, porridge has to be up there amongst them.

samandi Sun 08-Sep-13 07:12:11

But then your DP sounds idiotic too. If he doesn't want to eat a certain food because of its gender connotations it sounds a bit like he's been brainwashed by an ad or ads he's seen on tv.

Crowler Sun 08-Sep-13 07:13:25

YABU. Your husband sounds dreadful.

OrmirianResurgam Sun 08-Sep-13 07:18:26

Tell him oats make his penis grow bigger. Almost imperceptibly but after a lifetime of it he'll have to wear a kilt because no trousers will fit!

StanleyLambchop Sun 08-Sep-13 09:07:31

Steak is neuter is German- Does that help?

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