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to not like the word ''frock''

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traceybeaker Sat 27-Aug-11 10:37:51

It makes me cringe and also the word ''courting''

Any words that make you cringe?

gailpottertilsleyplatt Sat 27-Aug-11 10:39:55

dating - wish courting would make a comeback

making love - bleurgh, just say having sex

shag - very rude word when I was young

SardineQueen Sat 27-Aug-11 10:40:32

Never realised before but yes, frock is a shuddersome word

Fatshionista Sat 27-Aug-11 10:41:40

Making love.

PonceyMcPonce Sat 27-Aug-11 10:42:54

Oh no, I love frock.

Don't like gown though.

Q like pinafore.

Frocks have a nice retro style.
Dresses are boring

Birdsgottafly Sat 27-Aug-11 10:43:23

Slacks (instead of trousers)

Animation Sat 27-Aug-11 10:43:46

I agree. I don't like frock or maids a courting.

worraliberty Sat 27-Aug-11 10:43:56

OMG you're so right about 'frock'

It's the most old fashioned gag inducing word that reminds me of pantomime Dames confused

motherinferior Sat 27-Aug-11 10:49:44

I like frock but hate 'feminine'. The very act of typing the word makes me want to vomit.

hazeyjane Sat 27-Aug-11 10:50:32

Frock is right up there with gusset as cringeworthy words.

triskaidekaphile Sat 27-Aug-11 10:50:52

Frock is a superb word! yabvvvvvvvu

hazeyjane Sat 27-Aug-11 10:51:06

oh and even worse if the frock is 'pretty' and the gusset is 'moist'


KurriKurri Sat 27-Aug-11 10:52:05

when I was little, frock was very much in use (1960's), but by the time I had hit my teens, it had become completely cringy - I remember a friend of mine berating her mother for daring to use the word grin, On the other hand we used words like, grotty, cruddy, gizzardy, etc. which sound extremely dated now.

Slacks makes me think of old men, golf, and polyester.

I would use frock ironically now, as in 'Ooh you've got your posh frock on' said in a comedy voice. grin

Runlolarun Sat 27-Aug-11 10:53:23

I love frock, courting and making love. I am not even very old. Maybe I should have been from the 50s

MigratingCoconuts Sat 27-Aug-11 11:00:16

The word frock always reminds me of my gran (she's the only one I knew who used it as an everyday word) and she would say it in her fab lancashire accent.....

so YABU!!!

perfumedlife Sat 27-Aug-11 11:04:18

I despise the word Ditsy. Why use that to describe what is usually a pattern on womens clothing? It means stupid and scatterbrained for gods sake. Why would that be a good association to make for 21st century womens clothes? angry

And cupcake. It's fairy cake, face it.

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Sat 27-Aug-11 11:04:56

I like frock and pinny, I don't like trews. My lovely mum tells me often that she's got a new pair of trews.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Sat 27-Aug-11 11:05:12

frock is great when used in the sentence "I look like a pig in a frock".

IslaValargeone Sat 27-Aug-11 11:10:32

How can you possibly compare gusset and frock shock frock is fabulous.

ElectricSoftParade Sat 27-Aug-11 11:11:46

Don't mind frock but cannot tolerate panties <vomit>

Birdsgottafly Sat 27-Aug-11 11:13:00

Rip- i had forgotten 'trews', my mum would often go shopping for a new pair of trews or slacks, my nan used to say 'why don't you buy yourself a nice frock instead and some stockings'.

I had Sindy dolls and my nan would make them a new frock every week.

worraliberty Sat 27-Aug-11 11:13:23

My mate's Mum still calls her husband's socks 'stockings' shock

I must say it conjours up a strange and unwelcome image in my head blush

KurriKurri Sat 27-Aug-11 11:14:23

panties always sound like a porn word. Vile.

perfumedlife it's not cupcake or fairy cake, it's bun. grin

bamboostalks Sat 27-Aug-11 11:18:56

But surely fairy cake and cupcake are two very different things.

FetchezLaVache Sat 27-Aug-11 11:25:27

YANBU I hate the word frock! And slacks for trousers.

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