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Could we please just NOT

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saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Tue 07-Jun-11 10:29:54

address each other as "ladies"?

"Come on ladies..." etc

it's so fucking perky

it makes my teeth itch

ZumbaRumba Tue 07-Jun-11 10:30:11

Anything but 'girls'

ooohyouareawfulbutilikeyou Tue 07-Jun-11 10:30:27

"you guys" sends me running from the room screaming

Ooopsadaisy Tue 07-Jun-11 10:31:27

How about "girlies"?

That really makes my buttocks clench. (Good for the pelvic floor though if you rmember to pull up at the same time!) grin

uselesscamhs Tue 07-Jun-11 10:31:38

what would you prefer saidspider?

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Tue 07-Jun-11 10:32:52

do we need a collective noun?

If we really really have to, then "you lot" or "everyone" or something

something non-perky

BabyYoureAFirework Tue 07-Jun-11 10:33:10

Women is good. Like.... morning women smile

shakey1500 Tue 07-Jun-11 10:35:21

I think ladies is poilte. That's what I'm sticking to smile

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Tue 07-Jun-11 10:36:08

it has always been one of the things that distinguishes us from The Other Place, the fact that we don't do all this self-infantilising "come on girls!" "all you lovely ladies" bullshit

HolyFail Tue 07-Jun-11 10:39:33

I like 'ladies'

I am a lady

worraliberty Tue 07-Jun-11 10:39:40

Oh but it's so much better than 'Laydeez'...that makes me want to pull my teeth out.

Zimm Tue 07-Jun-11 10:44:36

YANBU. I think 'you lot' is in keeping with tone of MN.

shinyshoes Tue 07-Jun-11 10:46:39

I use ladies

What do you suggest as an alternative then Spider?

cannydoit Tue 07-Jun-11 10:47:13

how about "yo cunts" grin

bupcakesandcunting Tue 07-Jun-11 10:47:22


That's how I address my fellow Mumsnetters. I think they like it.

Don't you, bitches? wink

montmartre Tue 07-Jun-11 10:47:27

Better 'Ladies' than 'Mums'!

onclefestere Tue 07-Jun-11 10:47:55


financialadvice Tue 07-Jun-11 10:48:32

whats wrong with ladies? I like it, I am a lady, don't you know!!!

DoMeDon Tue 07-Jun-11 10:50:07

Ladies reminds me of a sleazy waiter - 'ello laydeeze' [smarm]

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Tue 07-Jun-11 10:50:09

well yes "laydeez" is also hideous

but at least with "laydeez" there is the possibility that the poster KNOWS it is bloody awful and is exaggerating by using the dreadful spelling

"come on all you lovely ladies" makes me want to spit

CheerfulYank Tue 07-Jun-11 10:50:34

PMSL at "yo, cunts" . grin

Ooopsadaisy Tue 07-Jun-11 10:53:18

I refer to myself as "sad old bird".

"yo, cunts" - that would certainly get my attention grin.

uselesscamhs Tue 07-Jun-11 10:55:11

how about 'peeps' ?

stealthsquiggle Tue 07-Jun-11 10:55:41

"Oi, you lot" works for me...

saidthespiderwithahorridsmile Tue 07-Jun-11 10:56:46

"peeps" is also disgustingly perky

but at least it doesn't have the woman-infantilising quality of "ladies"

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