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One liners from well-meaning partners that cause an eyebrow to raise...

(63 Posts)
roarfeckingroar Sun 24-Apr-16 10:30:43

My dearest DP has just pranced in to the bathroom where I was showering shouting "Vagina! Vagina! Vagina!" So I shook my arse at him and he said with such glee "wow, there's a great wobble on that!"

He meant it as a compliment. I was like yeah, thanks love. I'm a bloody size 8!

He's now singing to himself about how I smell while ironing my work clothes.

Anyone else have a fecking weird unique one?

Cabrinha Sun 24-Apr-16 10:37:09

I don't think it's weird, just sounds like normal silly stuff.

I think it's a great shame you are positive about your body though sad
Of course your arse wobbles. What would you sit on otherwise?
It's especially sad that you feel that way when you're slim.

roarfeckingroar Sun 24-Apr-16 10:46:13

Eh? I am positive about it, it just amused me that he thinks a wobbly bum is a great compliment.

KittyandTeal Sun 24-Apr-16 10:51:41

Not my dh (he's very careful about types of compliments as I have stupid body issues)

However, I teach reception and the compliments are hilarious on a daily basis. Not me but my lovely TA was told the other day she has a lovely squashy tummy. It was said as an earnest compliment too. One of them said to me the other day he reckoned I had a nice belly button confused he was most upset that I wouldn't show him.

JaneJeffer Sun 24-Apr-16 10:52:37

Leave the bastard.

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Sun 24-Apr-16 10:53:55

A wobbly bum is a compliment!

roarfeckingroar Sun 24-Apr-16 10:57:24

See I am very much in to "ribs" over "rack" as far as my figure is concerned.

He is just a bizarre creature. He takes the piss out of MN too and will often ask me "how are the netters today? Are they being unreasonable" in full knowledge it is met with death stare.

I love him really. Despite his rhymes about "the terrible stench, from the terrible wench, who's a stinky beast, from the west to the east...." sigh

314inTheSky Sun 24-Apr-16 11:01:08

whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?! you're dreaming about mumsnet I bet.

Perbsy Sun 24-Apr-16 11:06:50

Good job he's married to someone who appreciates him. He sounds a bit thick.

Cabrinha Sun 24-Apr-16 11:08:26

I don't even know what ribs over rack means. Skinny flat chested over big breasts?

You don't sound positive that it's a compliment if you feel the need to point out you're a size 8 to us and that you thought "thanks love".

It's a great compliment - enjoy it!

haveacupoftea Sun 24-Apr-16 11:13:38

Is this a real life stealth boast thread?

LemonRedwood Sun 24-Apr-16 11:14:02

I'm quite large chested. When DH and I were only a few months into our relationship, we were on holiday and I was changing in our room after swimming. I took my top off and he said (in what he had hoped was a sexy way), "My god, you're a big girl!"

The look of realisation dawned on his face immediately and I couldn't stop laughing. I still have a giggle about it now and again, 6 years later.

Standalittletaller Sun 24-Apr-16 11:16:38

Well they say there is someone for everyone confused.

LemonRedwood Sun 24-Apr-16 11:17:55

Oh, and I have ribs as well as a great rack.
nothing stealth about my boast

Jaimx86 Sun 24-Apr-16 11:18:10

My DP told me I had lovely plump thighs! He thought it was a compliment! This was when we first got together so legs (size 8) were bigger than top (size 6) but it made me bloody paranoid. We were out for a meal - it quickly ended my hunger sad

Perbsy Sun 24-Apr-16 11:18:14

I can't get passed a fully grown man shouting "Vagina, vagina, vagina", at a woman.

JaneJeffer Sun 24-Apr-16 11:18:33

Some girls are bigger than others.

theclick Sun 24-Apr-16 11:19:26

I don't really understand how that is amusing. It just comes across as childish to me. Running in shouting "vagina vagina vagina!!!"?!?! But to each their own I guess...

314inTheSky Sun 24-Apr-16 11:26:00

Same here theclick. I must be humourless!

JaneJeffer seriously good screen name. Wish I'd thought of it.

roarfeckingroar Sun 24-Apr-16 11:26:37

How is it stealthy?

Cracking work lemon. Keep them it up !

Piemernator Sun 24-Apr-16 11:30:52

I don't think it shows someone is thick it's clumsy flirting. The hair shirts on here are not going to like anything less than intellectual interaction. Obviously there is the dreaded banter that is cruel and upsets partners. If it upset you and he continued to do it then it's not on.

We still have peculiar little interactions that are flirty and a bit childish it suits our relationship. There is no fun in talking about the gas bill, who is collecting DC after clubs etc.

We have an in joke about the pound coins you put in shopping trolleys. We did our food shop, I was not coming home but was going off to meet a friend. I returned the trolley, DH did his usual that's my quid. I waved to him from a distance and then ran away across the car park. Across the road waved again and I was off.

JaneJeffer Sun 24-Apr-16 11:31:22

Thanks 314 wink

roarfeckingroar Sun 24-Apr-16 11:31:41

Oh well. Silly fun is another person's childish. We're all different:

haveacupoftea Sun 24-Apr-16 11:38:54

It is stealthy because it reads like; i just want you all to know my DP is so hilarious and we have such fun together, he even irons my work clothes for me too oh and ps i'm a size 8 grin sorry if i am wrong, either way i'm sure we are all very happy for you!

Jaimx86 Sun 24-Apr-16 11:44:55

Meh. Wasn't op just asking for other anecdotes of compliments gone wrong?

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