...to be irritated by the word 'indulgence'?

(81 Posts)
chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:06:34

For some reason I HATE HATE HATE it. I don't think I've ever used it.

starkadder Mon 26-Nov-12 22:08:25

Better than "pamper"

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:09:42

I don't like 'pamper' either smile

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:09:57

I'm not keen because it reminds me of chocolate adverts where some bint is dressed in a negligee, secretly binge eating chocolate that she's hidden away from everyone else...looking like she doesn't know weather to eat it or shag it.


3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:09:59

I'm not a great fan of 'scanty'.

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:10:31


Hassled Mon 26-Nov-12 22:12:00

To me it's luxurious and vaguely comforting. Like wrapping yourself up in cashmere or something (I own no cashmere).

Which bit is irritating? The fact people indulge themselves at all, or the fact the word is vaguely judgemental - if it's an indulgence, it's not necessary and maybe undeserved?

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:13:03

'Scanty' - don't think that would bother me too much, although I never use it, what are your reasons 3v1g? <curious>

goralka Mon 26-Nov-12 22:13:10

annoying ad word, yes.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:14:50

Hassled!!!!!! No cashmere????? Now I'm in my 30's I adore it, it's like putting on a blanket. No not that people 'indulge' themselves, I just have something against the word. I might have heard it in a negative connotation or summat, not sure.

PlainBellySneetch Mon 26-Nov-12 22:18:24

Every time I see 'indulge' or 'pamper', I think "are you offering me this instead of a full and active participation, on a level playing field, in public life? Hmm, I'll need to think about it. What? You mean I have to pay you for it from my unequal salary as well? D'you know, I'll pass."

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:18:26

'scanty' because it is often followed by the word 'discharge' and also sounds similar to 'skanky'. DH doesn't like the word 'pumice'.

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:18:40

I also feel the same about...

Et al

<< Shudders >>

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:21:09

The only word that actually makes me shudder is the French word 'besoin'. The combination of phonemes has a visceral effect on me; not in a good way.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:21:42

God I HATE panties. Never really use bosoms (apart from hoick my own up wink)

Don't like gusset, never used that. Don't like frock. What the eff is fora though??

Oh yes, gusset is horrible.

I also have an irrational hatred for the word 'bonkers' but was given a resounding YABU when I started a thread about it a while back. blush

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:22:10

'indulgence' is annoying but doesn't make me gag.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:22:14

I'm a fusspot, evidently...

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:23:00

Fora damn you for making me type it again! is the plural of forums

So one forum/two fora.

<< Cringe >>

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:23:00

Joyful Puddle, sorry, bonkers is one of my favourites!! Why don't you like it?

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:23:23

Fora = plural of forum. but only in Latin

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:23:52

Oh I love bonkers and sausages.

Fora is the proper plural of forum - but more in the Roman sense than an internet sense I think.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:25:20

There is something vaguely delightful about 'sausages' <outs insane nature>

X-posted with everyone there! grin

Bonkers just seems so childish to me, something a 6yo would say. And so it makes me cringe when I hear an adult say it. (Mind you I have the same reaction to 'ickle' and its ilk).

Ladygaggia Mon 26-Nov-12 22:25:54

I hate


chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:27:45

Joyful, do you have reservations about 'tummy'? I don't like ickle so we can bond that way smile

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:28:49

'poorly' can go on the same shelf as 'tummy'.

goralka Mon 26-Nov-12 22:28:54

eww 'tummy loving care' by Martine McCrutcheon!!

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:29:08

I hate the word horrid. It's vomit-inducing.

goralka Mon 26-Nov-12 22:29:30

have you got a poorly tummy 3b1g?

Weirdly no, tummy doesn't bother me!

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:30:01

3b1g YES! poorly is almost as bad as horrid.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:30:13

Oh no she di'n't did she??? (Martine M - did she really do a song called that...??)

manticlimactic Mon 26-Nov-12 22:30:52

'flavoursome' that annoys me. It's always used nowadays, where before it was hardly used.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:31:10

apostropheuse, that's one's of my favourites. I am horrified. Horrified, I tell ye. What do you prefer in place of horrid??

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:31:12

And 'dicky'. Only ever really used before 'ticker'. Why?

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:32:03

horrible is much better than horrid. Horrid sounds pretentious and very Enid Blyton.

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:32:40

Oh God yes...

Mummy/Daddy (when said by an adult to their own parents)

I don't mind tummy although I never really use it (the phrase...not the body part)

I love horrid and I do use poorly as well (usually in relation to small children who aren't properly ill but are definitely not well - it's kind of a sliding scale for me!).

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:34:23

Oops, apostropheuse. I did read Enid in my formative years, and am now evidently corrupted. HORRID.

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:34:59

I confess to having called my parents (RIP) mammy and daddy. It's pretty normal here!

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:35:17

Oh and 'non' gets right on my fucking jugs too.

But surely you know that's unreasonable, non?

hmm angry Fuck off!

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:35:47

Well I think some of these words are just beastly!

ceres Mon 26-Nov-12 22:36:07


all horrible. although from the popularity of these words on here i am obviously in a minority. to be fair i have never heard anyone use 'grabby' or 'entitled' irl.

mercibucket Mon 26-Nov-12 22:36:33

Treat yourself


mercibucket Mon 26-Nov-12 22:36:33

Treat yourself


apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:36:35

I read Enid Blyton too. However, it didn't make me into a ginger ale addict! So you have no excuse whatsoever.

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:36:52

Well I think some of these words are just beastly!

And Ghastly to boot!

goralka Mon 26-Nov-12 22:36:54

grin @ chickpea, no it was an ad for yoghurt not a song.....

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:37:31

Hey, I have laid off the ginger ale brindles
(But not the wine sad)

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:38:10

Another past Enid Blyton Mallory Towers reader here blush

You utter oafs!

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:39:37

I remember Carlotta and her circus ways!

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:40:08

Worra...let's have an adventure! Jolly ho!

OhTinky Mon 26-Nov-12 22:40:22

I like beastly, I use it far too much actually.

I'm really hating poorly-sick at the moment though. Not like I would ever describe myself as healthy-well is it?!

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:40:36

I remember Carlotta and her circus ways!

Right well that just sounds like a porn movie...


Oh I remember Carlotta! I loves those books, I was a huge fan of Malory Towers and the Famous Five. And Chalet School but I think they were someone else...

PimpMyHippo Mon 26-Nov-12 22:41:23

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:18:26
'scanty' because it is often followed by the word 'discharge'

I can honestly say I have never heard of the phrase "scanty discharge" shock

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:41:38

Oh you durty, durty thing clears pure brain (might take some time...)

Loves? hmm Loved!

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:41:57

apostropheuse Yes I think we jolly well ought.

What say you to a midnight feast when Matron goes to bed?

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:42:58

There was someone who sang as well and then got caught out in the rain and was a shell of her former self?? But a better person?? I don't really know much about Enid Blyton but some of the messages might have been a bit offkey!

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:43:12

Lol 'Scanty discharge' sounds like a pirate for some weird reason.

<< Deranged >>

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:43:39

Lashings of ginger beer is what Enid said I think.

I wonder exactly how much is in a lashing.

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:45:03

Pimp: Google it. I dare you.

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:45:37

yah yah midnight feast in the dorm. All good fun!

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:46:12

ohhhh a dare. Wonder if there'll be a double-dare.

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:48:41

OK, if we're doing pirate names, then bagsie I'm not 'scanty discharge'.

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:49:11

There's a sentence I never thought I'd ever type.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:50:31

oo ar, me scanty discharge wink

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:50:51

Not mine particularly, you understand

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:51:37

Too late 3b1g you are now and MNHQ have given you 24hrs to change to that name or risk being known as a great big meanie.

<< Evil laugh >>

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:52:27

Sorry I meant

<< Polite giggle whilst eating a cucumber sandwich >>

bondigidum Mon 26-Nov-12 22:53:30

I hate the word 'mauled'. 'The child was mauled to death by lions'.. Don't ask me why, just do.

3b1g Mon 26-Nov-12 22:54:14

I'd rather change it to GreatBigMeanie.

WorraLiberty Mon 26-Nov-12 22:55:53

I'll tell you a word I do love and that's bulbous.




It just slips off the tongue and I find it endearingly amusing.

My only gripe with it, is that it's difficult to work into everyday conversation without appearing as though I need to be sectioned.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:58:29

Worra, they just KNOW. They won't section you for fear that you might corrupt the more stable patients, my dear.

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 22:58:36

Scanty Discharge is a spiffing name 3b1g

Nobody else will have it - it's very unusual. You could spell it Scanti Discharge, to make it even more unusual.

chickpeanow Mon 26-Nov-12 22:59:56

Yep like the R'n'B stars, Scanti Dizcharge.

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 23:00:44

Bulbous reminds me of a nose. You know when sometimes old men who like to drink copious amount get that kind of bulbous red mottled nose?

apostropheuse Mon 26-Nov-12 23:02:32

Oh wow even better with Dizcharge.

We're all so creative on this thread.

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