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To hate the acronym POAS

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FunnysInTheGarden Tue 04-Oct-11 14:41:40

it's just so graphic. In fact I am making a lemon face just typing this.

Bunbaker Tue 04-Oct-11 14:42:30

I don't even know what it means

messmonster Tue 04-Oct-11 14:44:04

Sorry to possibly add to your woe but can someone please tell me what AF stands for - it's not in the MN list of acronyms!

deemented Tue 04-Oct-11 14:44:22

It means Pee On A Stick.

Why does it make you hate it? As acronyms go, it's one of the harmless ones, IMO.

ThatllDoPig Tue 04-Oct-11 14:44:33

Is it piss on a stick? ie pregnancy test.
I think it's quite funny.
would you like it better if it was WEE on a stick I wonder?

MissPenteuth Tue 04-Oct-11 14:44:35

Of all the possible cat's-bum-mouth-inducing topics of conversations on MN, peeing on a stick isn't very high up there imo.

ViviPru Tue 04-Oct-11 14:44:36

it makes me think of peas on a stick

deemented Tue 04-Oct-11 14:45:31

AF - is Aunt Flo, now that is one acronym to dislike. It's basically a nicer way of saying your period.

messmonster Tue 04-Oct-11 14:46:44

thanks deemented. now I can see why I couldn't work it out!

MinnieBar Tue 04-Oct-11 14:47:37

AF is twee. POAS is, well, to the point. What would you prefer, ickle-wickle fairy lemonade that may have baby dust in it?

SuePurblybilt Tue 04-Oct-11 14:50:13

Arf at Minnie. grin

deemented Tue 04-Oct-11 14:53:52

minnie - you forgot to add this bit on the end of your post 'If so, fuck off to netmums' grin

FunnysInTheGarden Tue 04-Oct-11 15:05:24

lol at the NM ref. No, don't dislike it because I'm a prude, just that piss on a stick is so naff and a tad common. A bit like saying 'shit the bed' when suprised.

scuzy Tue 04-Oct-11 15:07:29

ha ha!

"shit the bed!" thats a new one. got the head ate off me in CHAT for not knowing what POAS meant. well excuuuuuuuse me! grin

MinnieBar Tue 04-Oct-11 16:37:59

Well, POAS is really rather common here. It being Mumsnet and all...


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CalmaLlamaDown Tue 04-Oct-11 16:51:33

POAS - what's not to like? It saves having to read the instructions...

GinSlinger Tue 04-Oct-11 17:16:49

I think of it as pee on a stick rather than piss

DirtyBit Tue 04-Oct-11 19:30:14

I always think of AF as Aunt Fanny blush

FunnysInTheGarden Tue 04-Oct-11 21:01:17

so do I Dirty. Yet another hideous acronym along with BD, which I always thought stood for Bedding.......

Incidentally Minnie 'ickle-wickle fairy lemonade that may have baby dust in it' is not an acronym but a rather bizarre phrase. HTH

MinnieBar Tue 04-Oct-11 22:53:54

I never said it was an acronym, just an alternative to use instead. smile

AuntiePickleBottom Tue 04-Oct-11 23:01:05

poas is easier than saying i think you should take a pregnancy test.

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