The phrase 'dirty beer'

(33 Posts)
Saffra Sat 10-May-14 22:34:10

DH comes home after a couple of beers with friends. Comes and says goodnight to 2.5 yr old dd, and says 'daddy's been drinking dirty beer tonight'. Just in a jokey way. But I don't think it's great to say this to young children. AIBU?

NannyPlumIsMyIdol Sun 11-May-14 10:23:41

Yep Northern here too and it's always 'dirty beer', has been since i was a kid and now DD2 likes to tell the checkout person in Tesco that we are getting Daddy some 'dirty beer' grin

Don't see the harm in it, it's just a saying.

ftmsoon Sun 11-May-14 10:16:20

When I was at Uni, dirty beer meant pouring all the drip trays into a pint glass and drinking that! Used as a fine pint, not done by choice!

ComposHat Sun 11-May-14 01:55:55

Why didn't he bring his daughter a bottle of Hooch or Maddog 2020 home or even babycham, that is specifically designed for infants, the clue is in the name. He I's BU for being a selfish sod.

MistletoeBUTNOwine Sat 10-May-14 23:08:40

Mucky beer down the mucky pub here in north yorks grin

Saffra Sat 10-May-14 22:58:11

DH is Scottish.... Maybe a Scottish phrase too ??!

peacegardens Sat 10-May-14 22:53:11

Northern here too. And it was mucky or dirty beer

Matildasmam22 Sat 10-May-14 22:51:38

We say mucky beer (Northern) have fond memories of my late grandad saying it. I say it too my kids. Never really thought anything of it I thought it was a just a saying.

Saffra Sat 10-May-14 22:51:30

No, she definitely doesn't understand the ins and outs of alcohol! I do drink too, but I don't attach any good/bad thing to it. As far as she's concerned, it's just a drink.

Perhaps it's me then!

DH and I have had very different upbringings - his parents are very relaxed about alcohol but mine aren't.

Don't know, just don't like the phrase... Can't help it!

grocklebox Sat 10-May-14 22:48:26

Shes 2. Who gives a fuck what he says about beer? TWO.

WorraLiberty Sat 10-May-14 22:47:06

In my mind, it kind of says that alcohol is naughty but it's ok for daddy to be drinking it.

Well that makes sense

It would be naughty for a child to drink it, and perfectly ok for daddy to drink it.

Saffra Sat 10-May-14 22:46:21

Not, not a new wonder drug. And yes , apparently the phrase is still used! And just for normal beer (as in lager).

WorraLiberty Sat 10-May-14 22:46:11

He probably said it to apologise for the smell on his breath

peacegardens Sat 10-May-14 22:45:01

Wine is indeed wobbly grin

PinkSquash Sat 10-May-14 22:44:13

I cannot possibly see the problem with it? Never heard of it called that before

AgentZigzag Sat 10-May-14 22:43:58

If he does mean it like that, surely it's better than him saying 'daddy's been out drinking that amazingly awesome beer tonight'.

Would she really understand the ins/outs of alcohol and it being good and bad at the same time?

RPopz Sat 10-May-14 22:43:29

It was always mucky beer when I was a nipper! wink

Saffra Sat 10-May-14 22:42:22

So many cross posting! Sorry, said dd needed the toilet!

UncleT Sat 10-May-14 22:42:20

Never even heard that before, ever. Just sounds a bit stupid, to be honest.

Dreamofthe90sisAliveinPortland Sat 10-May-14 22:42:19

Is this a euphemism for some kind of amazing new drug?

AgentZigzag Sat 10-May-14 22:41:49

Did he mean it in a 'daddy's been out drinking that nasty dirty old beer' and just joking with her?

If he did it sounds fine to me, unless 'dirty beer' has another meaning I don't know about <imagining all sorts shock>

KB02 Sat 10-May-14 22:41:36

I absolutely hate the phrase but I'm not sure why . Maybe it's simplifying things too much.

Saffra Sat 10-May-14 22:41:09

In my mind, it kind of says that alcohol is naughty but it's ok for daddy to be drinking it.

I've heard DH's family say the phrase quite a bit in the company of my nephew when he was younger too (now 5).

Perhaps I'm being a bit OTT, I'm not sure really. But then, I'm very careful about the language I use in front of DD.

BridgetBardotte Sat 10-May-14 22:40:50

Knakard, I love the wobbly wine grin

WorraLiberty Sat 10-May-14 22:39:55

<< Awkward silence >>

tigerdriverII Sat 10-May-14 22:39:51

Beer makes your breath smell. So it is a bit dirty smelling. Why wouldn't you say it. <<wonders if "dirty beer" is a euphemism for something, er, really dirty>>

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