to unfriend, unfollow and generally avoid like the plague anyone who uses the word 'hollibobs'

(113 Posts)
MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 21:45:11

You have not just returned from your 'hollibobs'. You were on holiday. I can cope with 'vacation' if you are from North America.

The word 'hollibobs' has MORE LETTERS than the word that you are replacing it with.

And it makes you look dim.

Yika Wed 10-Jul-13 21:46:49

I didn't know the word "hollibobs". I love it! I'm going to start saying it! (well, if I ever go on a hollibobs.) YABU!

JackNoneReacher Wed 10-Jul-13 21:47:13

YANBU. Someone I really like just used it I can't believe it. Perhaps it was a joke but its still no excuse. Prepare yourself to defriend people you actually like...

greenhill Wed 10-Jul-13 21:47:16

Even putting it in your thread title has irritated me grin


thebody Wed 10-Jul-13 21:47:37

Yes agree, far far too perky.

LalyRawr Wed 10-Jul-13 21:47:46

Have never heard of this word before.

What the actual fuck?!

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 21:48:04

I demand you forget seeing this thread immediately. I will not be responsible for you losing all your friends.

newestbridearound Wed 10-Jul-13 21:48:05

My sister in law uses it all the time. Annoys the hell out of me.

HoneyDragon Wed 10-Jul-13 21:48:06

Why is irritating?

Yanbu! It's up there with windy pops <stabby emoticon>

Doodledumdums Wed 10-Jul-13 21:48:25

YABU! I went on holibobs! It was definitely a holibob and not a holiday grin

Bluestocking Wed 10-Jul-13 21:49:11

You are such a funbuster!
I am going on my holliwollibobbingtons on 26 July and I can't wait. Squeeeeeeee! Let me take my sockywockers off and work out how many sleeps that is.

primallass Wed 10-Jul-13 21:50:01

YANBU. Because the word is hollibags.

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 21:50:20


Strangely, I don't mind 'windypops'.

LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 21:51:09

I have been known to use it, but probably only to the DDs, or writing on amuses me.

MsVestibule Wed 10-Jul-13 21:51:15

I try not to care. I'm also trying not to care when my FB friends have a glass of vino, or LOL. But I do, I really do.

parakeet Wed 10-Jul-13 21:51:22

Bluestocking thank you. Going to use all those terms from now on.

LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 21:52:12

Now, you see I can't bear windy pops...makes me stabby.

LalyRawr Wed 10-Jul-13 21:52:17

I need to hide this thread before I get twitchy and violent.




God I can't take this anymore I'm cringing <hide thread now hide it hide it>

gamerchick Wed 10-Jul-13 21:53:00

Holibobs is an brilliant word, I always use it grin

Bluestocking Wed 10-Jul-13 21:53:16

Yay meeee! Parakeet likes my words! Now use them all tomorrow, let's link little fingers and pinkypromise!

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 21:54:15

But WHY?

It takes longer to write and make you sound dim. Why would you use it, even in jest.

LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 21:54:58

I'm also partial to Toodle Pip, too...

LittleIllusionMachine Wed 10-Jul-13 21:55:02

YANBU it's just so fucking twee!

gamerchick Wed 10-Jul-13 21:57:42

im not arsed how it makes me look.. Other peoples opinions don't bother me much ;)

The excessive use of the D key gets on my norks slightly, but I choose to ignore it.. Because who really gives a toss?

LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 21:58:16

Must say though... I'm loving holibags, even more...

Or how about holliwollidoodleallday...?

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 21:58:31

What is the D key? Now you have me confused.

I am too old for this.

phantomhairpuller Wed 10-Jul-13 21:59:30

I say 'hollibobs' and 'windy pops' wink
<runs and hides>

JackNoneReacher Wed 10-Jul-13 22:00:11

why is it irritating?

Not precisely sure but just reading it over and over is making me feel a bit anxious.

toodle pip you say...

JackNoneReacher Wed 10-Jul-13 22:01:33

I presume gamerchick means D major? or I have totes missed the point

LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 22:02:16

I'm with gamer ...are we meant to care what other people think? In which case I don't think I got the memo...

Naoko Wed 10-Jul-13 22:09:23


So annoying. 'Chrimbo' is just as bad. Should be a law against it.

and yes, I am unreasonable but it just makes my teeth itch's awful, almost as bad as people who call their kids their Ikkles.....that makes me angry

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 22:15:16

oooh, this thread might have been a mistake. Ikkles [shudder]

Oh ikkles or "lil man" and chrimbo is asking for a slap grin

greenhill Wed 10-Jul-13 22:19:50

Nope, kiddies is much worse

Ezza1 Wed 10-Jul-13 22:20:36

"Funbuster" grin What a great word!

FibRolls Wed 10-Jul-13 22:20:44

Holibobs! Argh! I have someone on my FB who uses this and it's a very annoying word.
I just tut and roll my eyes though. If it annoys you so much there's always the option of the hide button! smile

Skintorama Wed 10-Jul-13 22:24:05

Aw you ratbag. I love holibobs.

I can't bear luffly or ickle though.

We wear cardingans in this house due to a DD mispronounce that stuck.

WillowKnicks Wed 10-Jul-13 22:24:08

Never heard of holibobs but I likeebobs very much & am very grateful you have brought this 'word' to my attention just before I go on my very own holibobs...the fun I will now have on the dreaded FB grin

Chrimbo is bad enough
Crimble hmm

But what really brings Mr Knife out of the Sharps Drawer is XMAS


Feel better now smile

superstarheartbreaker Wed 10-Jul-13 22:29:27

Oh I like it! Only just heard of it. I can imagine it would grate after a while though.

LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 22:29:43

Ikkles...? That's just evil.

Though, have to admit our collective term for the DDs is 'The Flumpies' I have no idea why...

Skintorama Wed 10-Jul-13 22:31:46

I like the flumpies. Ours are the Chums, and the littlest Chum. And Daisy The Cat, always said as a full moniker.

We are Those People.

<dies a bit of shame>

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 10-Jul-13 22:32:39

Is it singular or plural? I need to know in case the question is asked in Pedants' Corner.

Hullygully Wed 10-Jul-13 22:34:12

I love hollibobs

MooncupGoddess Wed 10-Jul-13 22:36:46

Were your hollibobs totes amazeballs, OP?


LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 22:36:52

Don't you fret skin ...our DDs are rarely, if ever addressed by their actual names. When they are, they know they're in trouble.

They happily answer to Tootle, Twinkle, Snufkin, Bumble, Binkle...the list goes on, and on...

Skintorama Wed 10-Jul-13 22:36:57

Me too, Hullybobs.

whois Wed 10-Jul-13 22:37:01

<applauds OP>

RainbowCake Wed 10-Jul-13 22:38:04

I don't mind Hollibobs, but Preggo, preggers and preggy give me the rage.

YoniWheretheSunDontShine Wed 10-Jul-13 22:38:21

Hollibobs sounds fun.

it sounds more fun than holidays.

I do not use the word and am not a fan of using words like this - but I must defend the use of this word in this instance.

Bluestocking Wed 10-Jul-13 22:38:39

The ikkles love Chrimbo! Me 'n' hubster try to fill it full of magic, we always do the Elf on a Shelf, the Xmas Eve hamperoony full of yummy treats, Santa's footprints in talcypoos, carrots for Rudolf ect ect.

Skintorama Wed 10-Jul-13 22:40:51

This outs me massively, but DD is often Molly Moogles Mungus Lumley Pie Schrebniak III.

The other two get similar variations.

We do like to fuck about with words in our house. It's often either surreal or just plain nonsensical.

Holibobs barely scratches the surface, tbh. There, I saidit. Out n proud grin

LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 22:41:38

(Claps hand over blue's mouth, wrestles her to the ground...)

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 10-Jul-13 22:41:59

What's a Chrimbo?

I love words of many descriptions.

LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 22:44:41

Hell yeah skin ...we have our own, private language in this house...comprised of lines from favourite films or books, mixed with nonsense words we've made up.

Complete gibberish to the uninitiated...

MarianForrester Wed 10-Jul-13 22:44:49

YANBU. Except that I have never heard that word before and now wish I'd be never looked.

I also detest letters telling me that the writer is on "annual leave". It's a holiday, FFS, and it makes you seem like a tosser, not more important, to call it that.

Christmas Scone.

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 22:45:23

lil man makes me stabby. As does Chrimbo

Am ok with Xmas and quite like luffly

[practices hard stare on MooncupG]

Skintorama Wed 10-Jul-13 22:49:25

Big festibum in the Winterval with pressies and stockeroonies.

When the baba Jeezelum was bornded.

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 22:50:20

[shoots Bluestocking]

It is a shame, but it was really for the best. Imagine this being passed onto the next generation.

magimedi Wed 10-Jul-13 22:51:44

Hollibobs is dire -

But Chrimbo with the 'H' is even worse than Crimbo which makes me want to push the speaker's face into the ground & then stamp on it.. HARD!

<filled with the milk-of-human-kindness, me.>

PS - Winterval wants me to reach for my Uzi!

BIWI Wed 10-Jul-13 22:52:46

Sorry grin but holibobs always makes me smile - such a silly word. And holidays are surely all about the silly?

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 22:54:17

sad I thought better of you

BIWI Wed 10-Jul-13 22:54:44


LaQueen Wed 10-Jul-13 22:56:44

It was a mercy killing mmelindor

MrsEricBana Wed 10-Jul-13 22:57:40

So I did unfriend someone earlier for a child related boast too far BUT will she be able to see I have unfriended her or will I just disappear from her list of friends?

SconeRhymesWithGone Wed 10-Jul-13 22:57:42

Thanks for the explanations of Chrimbo. I am not sure I would have figured it out, even with context.

I am beginning to realize that we Americans just don't have many cute diminutive type words for things. A pity, really. All I can think of is veggies and panties.

Bluestocking Wed 10-Jul-13 22:57:47

<aggrieved expression>
I was just airing my Inner Hun. Didn't you like her?

Marshy Wed 10-Jul-13 23:10:10

Anyone remember cuntibobs from a previous thread one this topic? Now that's a word - made me laugh for weeks

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 23:13:07

Cuntibobs I can get behind.

Bumpotato Wed 10-Jul-13 23:13:25

Are "holibags" acceptable?

Marshy Wed 10-Jul-13 23:14:08

No they are not

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Wed 10-Jul-13 23:15:16

I think you're being rather mean Mme, I'm sure people have a real larf on their holibobs.

With their hubsibobs and their kiddiwinks.

grin hahahahaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrggghhhh!

EduCated Wed 10-Jul-13 23:16:06

For the last couple of weeks, Wimbles has been making me want to gouge my eyes out.

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 23:23:46

NO. Holibags are even worse.

Hollibagersters are the opposite of the Hollibobbers.

The perky Hollibobberblonde is sitting by the pool, drinking pina colada and flirting with the Spanish waiter, cause she is on her hollibobs [tinklylaughter]

The Holibagster is the grumpy middle aged woman, with bags under her eyes. She is trying to put sun cream on the wriggling child who kept her up half the bleeding night, and if her DH doesn't stop looking at the Hollibobberblonde, she'll stick the suncream where the sun don't shine.

Exit Is a christmas scone a variation on a mince pie?

I do believe you good ladies will find the correct term is "Holliberries" , you may also use the coloquial "jollies"....
None of this hollibobbins nonsense - ((((gavel))))

Ps I'm not even on "The Facebook"wink

MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 23:58:08

holliberries? That is a new one. I might have to leave That Facebook, if any more of these horrible words start being used more.

Ha yes......don't know if its too widesoread but my godmum has always used it and its just a word we have always used together.......should have kept my gob shut really shouldn't I, have probably introduced it to the masses smile

emblosion Thu 11-Jul-13 04:14:00

Haha, you misery OP. I'm not guilty of holibobs, but my son frequently suffers from windy-pop and The Bad Wind (and does burpy-slurps)

Think key factor is that I say this TO HIM and not to all & sundry/on facebook.

Hypocritically I loathe 'hubby' and 'kiddies' whilst bring known to call both ds's 'little man' and 'baba' <sticks tongue out at OP>

SaylorMoon Thu 11-Jul-13 05:22:25

Not sure why it annoys me so, but many in US have taken to using STAYCATION to describe a home based holiday.

quesadilla Thu 11-Jul-13 06:54:50

Hollibobs is twee but not nearly as irritating as:

On me tod

There's just this whole twee dialect that runs through this country's subconscious. It's pretty naff but I no longer let it bother me as its so prevalent.

You can't really avoid it though so why not just make your peace with it.

Bumpotato Thu 11-Jul-13 09:22:47

I always think jollies are s

Bumpotato Thu 11-Jul-13 09:24:28

I always think jollies are different to holidays. A jolly is a business trip or team building away day that is more fun than work in my mind.

miffybun73 Thu 11-Jul-13 09:27:45

YANBU, just awful.

Never heard it before and hopefully never will again smile

MmeLindor Thu 11-Jul-13 09:35:28

Now that I have made you aware of it, you will see it everywhere

Yes, Jollies are thinly disguised holidays, passed off as a business trip

BarnYardCow Thu 11-Jul-13 09:51:37

Have to admit, have stored the holiday info file as hollibobs! And every now and then I take a ikkle peak at it! Dh did say wtf, but must know by now where it is from!

Skintorama Thu 11-Jul-13 09:55:05

Jollies in this house are short breaks away without the DC, either separately or (rarely) together.

Holibobs are either actual family holidays or just the school holibobs.

greenhill Thu 11-Jul-13 10:40:59

Do anyone else's parents go 'gallivanting' when they have a day trip? Or has the expression died out completely?

freddiefrog Thu 11-Jul-13 10:44:57

I hate hollibobs and jollies and phrases like that

But then I caught myself saying 'righty-ho' grin

MmeLindor Thu 11-Jul-13 11:11:19

My mum and dad go 'gallivanting', and my mum says, 'I am almost finished titivating myself, then we can go'.

gamerchick Thu 11-Jul-13 11:16:57

Heh, like I said.. The use of the D key. Every keyboard has one and I see it used an awful lot on here..Even by you Mme. Some things irritate, but you do what other people do and ignore it.

Wanting to delete somebody who types or talks innocently in a way that annoys you is pretty strange tbh.. Jokey threads exempt of course ;)

MmeLindor Thu 11-Jul-13 12:11:25

Oh, I get it. #dim

I am not seriously considering this option. I would have no friends left on FB.

[reconsiders the whole point of having a FB account]

[awaits flaming for using a hashtag on MN]

Bluestocking Thu 11-Jul-13 18:14:54

MmeL, I don't think "titivating" and "gallivanting" are in the same league as "hollibobs". They're just (possibly self-consciously) quaint and old-fashioned, not desperately trying to be cutesy.

MmeLindor Thu 11-Jul-13 23:02:52

True. I was replying to a comment earlier about the word gallivanting.

Hollibobs is in a whole new category

ArtexMonkey Thu 11-Jul-13 23:15:04

I saw someone on here once tell of a friend who used the term Hubbington on Seasbury to describe her dh, it made me snort then and it made me snort now when I just remembered it.

Bluestocking Thu 11-Jul-13 23:16:04

"Hubbington on Seasbury"?
Words fail me.

MmeLindor Thu 11-Jul-13 23:29:56

As in 'I'm going to the cinema with my Hubbington on Seasbury'??

How could anyone hear that and not slap their friend with a cold wet fish?

SarahAndFuck Fri 12-Jul-13 00:37:34

Someone said "jollibobs" to me yesterday. hmm

Hubbington on Seasbury though! shock

Portofino Fri 12-Jul-13 06:20:17

Only 7 sleeps til my holibobs!

ArtemisKelda Fri 12-Jul-13 06:46:36

I don't mind hollibobs at all and crimbo doesn't bother me either.

DD is teething and the one that really makes me growl is when people say peggies to her instead of teeth. Ffs, is it that difficult to use the correct word instead of baby talk nonsense?

MrsGeologist Fri 12-Jul-13 06:53:41

Hubbington on Seabury has tickled me grin

I'm guilty of of using the words 'diddly dancers' instead of stairs. In my defence, my parents started it.

MrsGeologist Fri 12-Jul-13 06:54:17

Oh and hollibobs is shit, I agree.

harryhausen Fri 12-Jul-13 07:30:32

Holibobs = no.

I also can't abide anyone who facebook's "Wine O'Clock" and thinks they're being original and hilarious. Just no.

Cuntibobs = yes.

Notafoodbabyanymore Fri 12-Jul-13 07:42:29

Sorry, but "stabby" makes me... well... you know...

Annual leave is annoying.

They're out of the office. For administrative purposes their absence may be accounted for out of their annual leave allowance, but since they are absent on more than one occasion per year it isn't "annual". Fuck off.

MmeLindor Fri 12-Jul-13 09:52:52

Where does diddly dancers come from?

We used to say teethypegs to the kids, but I think the whole point is that these are words that are slightly irritating when speaking with babies. Grown women using the word 'hollibobs' just makes me shudder.

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