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13 May 2011
No threads about Mooncups for weeks and, suddenly, just like the buses, two come along at once. "One way to know you've had too many children..." said HellNoSayItAintSo, "... I just sneezed out my Mooncup. Buh-bye pelvic floor."
"I'd laugh but I'm afraid mine might do the same," sniggered NotShortImFunSized. PMTvsPMA, perhaps with one eye on the upcoming Olympics, wanted to know exactly "how far did it go?"
"Oh dear," said Bumperlicioso. "Is it time they started making
bucket size C?"
Meanwhile, poor Mij had a medical emergency to attend to. "HELP!" she begged. "Adjusted Mooncup after chopping chilli!" What could possibly have gone wrong with that scenario? Yowza.
"Yoghurt? That always helps if my curry is too hot. <very helpful and not smirking>" offered a concerned travellingwilbury. "Lashings of it, definitely," agreed RhinestoneCowgirl. "I can testify to efficacy, as DH got amorous after cooking a curry one night..."
Meanwhile, back in the kitchen... "Lemon juice," suggested activate, confidently. "If it's on an area that hurts, apply lemon to counteract. Don't know how you'll get it up your fanny, though, or what impact that might have." (It is at this point that we would seek to remind you that MN takes no responsibility for erroneous medical advice.)
Finally, where life gives the sunny-dispositioned AlAlouiseG chilli and lemons, she makes lemonade... or some other recipe. "Add parsley and olive oil and you have a wonderful dressing for chicken. Hth."
AuntieBulgaria reminded us this week of a book written by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd called The Meaning of Liff, which took names of British towns and villages and used them to block up holes in the conventional dictionary. "I was thinking last night, as I stood behind my 3.5 year old daughter, sort of herding/hooshing her upstairs to the bath, avoiding a variety of potential distractions, that there ought to be a word for this..."
Indeed there ought. So, what did she come up with, having browsed Google Maps? "Kirtling: benign kettling required to keep small child going in the direction you need them to."
"Great Clacton is the noise my DS makes when he is hungry but I tell him it's nearly tea time, so he should wait," said CookieMonster2, while Euphemia came up with, "Tillicoultry: all the utensils and knick-knacks that clutter up your kitchen drawers", and "Ecclefechan: what you say when you drop an iced bun on the floor, icing side down."
AuntieBulgaria was back: "I'd like to add Chatteris: the unrelenting stream of consciousness coming from the back seat of the car which, though seemingly harmless, eventually causes you to drive into the back of other cars at traffic lights."
Shilbottle was used by Honeydragon to describe "the cheap own-brand of Calpol/squash/sauce/supermarket biscuits that you bought to save money, and they refuse to put in their mouths at all. Yet it continues to sit in the cupboard taking up space, as you can't bring yourself to bin it or use it yourself." Inertia, meanwhile, had spotted Honiton. "It's where Netmums has their HQ," she announced.
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