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HullyEastergully Thu 06-Dec-12 10:17:44

Why are:

1. Certain items of clothing = "mumsy" eg bootcuts, tunics, some boots but not others (forget which)

2. Short wide jumpers are inherently better than others

3. Anyone over a size 12 = fat

4. Fat = mumsy

5. That thinking the above makes you a cleverer and more knowing alnd all-round better person with a slight pitying disdain for those that don't agree.

Lastly I would like a definition of "Mumsy" and why it is an insult.

Thank you.

Mandy2003 Fri 07-Dec-12 17:19:23

I was volunteering at a charity shop today and a donation of bootcut jeans came in. I sent them off to another branch - wonder why hmm

SunsetMojito Fri 07-Dec-12 17:21:46

It's just fun though isn't it to dress in things that make you smile - witty or otherwise wink

PretzelTime Fri 07-Dec-12 17:24:40

I like my bootcuts. Figure balancing and space for boots underneath!

TheShriekingHarpy Fri 07-Dec-12 17:41:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

garlicbaubles Fri 07-Dec-12 18:05:16


lostconfusedwhatnext Fri 07-Dec-12 19:49:47

"No. We were mocking it. That's different.

Yes thanks, it actually does help me a lot that you are so proud of that. cheers

FunnysInLaJardin Fri 07-Dec-12 22:55:35

but what about Schiaparelli? Witty, non

<btw I know nowt about the histoire of fashion and just happened upon that Cocteau/Shaps jaquet, but I am not letting on to garlic incase she rumbles me>

PerryCombover Sat 08-Dec-12 00:54:32

Oi hully fred about a Fred

SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Sat 08-Dec-12 07:58:08

Not sure where anyone mentions pride?

Tbh if you turn up on a thread, proudly <see, I can guess too> announce that you haven't read it but proceed to criticise the OP roundly, add in at least two long explanations of your own views - startlingly arrogant to do that whilst making it clear you can't be bothered to read anybody else's I always think - and then use silly phrases to describe your clothes, I'd say a gentle piss-take is inevitable.

Now, I'm off to see Father Christmas today. I shall be wearing my ironic but secretly excited dress.

HullyEastergully Sat 08-Dec-12 11:39:49

ho ho ho

PlaySchool Sat 08-Dec-12 11:48:23

The people who call others 'mumsy' probably have those UPVC front doors which have a panel-so the door looks tiny. Those doors make me itch.

grin Agreed! I bloody hate Upvc doors (and windows but I have those myself). I especially hate white Upvc doors. They are damned awful. No-one with one of those doors has the right to criticise anyone else's sense of fashion or style.

"Mumsy" is a subjective term. The Boden look could be mumsy or the outdated baggy clothes look could be mumsy. Whatever! brew

HullyEastergully Sat 08-Dec-12 16:53:11

If you rtft, perry, you would see that it isn't

However why trouble yourself, eh?

TrillsCarolsOutOfTune Sat 08-Dec-12 16:57:28

Patriarchal constructs of attractiveness.


Being a mum is not an attractive feature. One must be young and unsullied by the hand of any other man. Or something.

Mothers have already had sex with someone else (shock!) and they have children who demand their attention, so they can't give all of their attention to you.

PerryCombover Sat 08-Dec-12 18:39:36


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