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To hate it when people shorten the names of food?

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muminthecity Sun 30-Jun-13 22:16:48

Strawbs is the worst one I've heard recently. Veg, spag bol and pots also set my teeth on edge. I don't mind so much when they are written down, it's when they're said out loud that I find it fills me with rage irritating. None of these are particularly difficult words to say so why? Why do it? Anyone else feel my pain, or am I just weird?

(In case anyone asks, I know it isn't the biggest problem in the world, and yes I do have better things to worry about wink.)

vladthedisorganised Thu 04-Jul-13 11:17:48

"Hubby's just made me some spaggy bol - yummerzz!!" #nomnomnom

<hides facebook>

MerryMarigold Thu 04-Jul-13 11:29:45

yummerzzzz. LOVE it. I am going to nick that one. Oh hashtag, how I hate thee.

Samu2 Thu 04-Jul-13 11:47:02

I remember as a teen people saying Chud for chewing gum.

Mind you, I sometimes call Toad in the hole... Frog in the bog.

MintyChops Thu 04-Jul-13 13:25:59

Excellent work Merry, punch punch punch it is....

MerryMarigold Thu 04-Jul-13 13:34:00

That was pelvicfloor's idea, but I'll happily take the credit grin

ephemeralfairy Thu 04-Jul-13 14:31:10


Maccy D's
Spag bog
Yorkies (for Yorkshire puddings)
Cauli cheese

.....etc etc etc. I loathe all these and more. I also hate people saying 'preggo' or 'preggers'.

(nb: a friend of mine refers to Toad in the Hole as Cock in the Snatch....hmm)

ephemeralfairy Thu 04-Jul-13 14:36:22

And oh! I heard some fool yesterday say to his girlfriend 'shall we get a Starbs?'
Meaning Starbucks. RAGE ENSUED.

Moxiegirl Thu 04-Jul-13 14:39:38

Woman at work who has a pet name for everything said 'bisquick' yesterday confused and says mickey for microwave...

needaholidaynow Thu 04-Jul-13 14:42:37

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ThreeMusketeers Thu 04-Jul-13 17:10:53

Hamwich ....hamwich????? you have got to be kidding.

TheRealFellatio Thu 04-Jul-13 18:36:52

Oh yes, how could we forget? grin But we must get it right, it's a hamwidge.

MerryMarigold Thu 04-Jul-13 19:36:06

I can't decide if I quite like 'Starbs'. I'm thinking it sounds better without the 'bucks'.

Crunchymunchyhoneycakes Thu 04-Jul-13 20:09:38

I sometimes say spaggo boggo but only because it annoys my husband.

I had a terrible day where i kept calling Yorkshire puddings Yorkshire puddLings(I think the first time was to annoy him again then I accidentally kept saying it) and the tweeness of that made me feel very wrong and I ended up horrifying myself.

MerryMarigold Thu 04-Jul-13 20:43:23

crunchy, I just genuinely LOL'd at the puddlings. Aw bless 'em.

MintyChops Fri 05-Jul-13 07:44:47

Apologies Pelvic, I salute your punch punch punch! Ephemeral, Cock in a Snatch is just........words fail me.

On the subject(ish) of "puddLing", I once saw someone on MN refer to children as "kiddLies".

chocciebickie Fri 05-Jul-13 08:04:13

Oh dear my name is going to have to be changed after reading this grin promise we dont actually use the word "chocciebickie" in our house......runs and hides.......................

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 05-Jul-13 08:08:03

Choccy is the absolute worst. Usually accompanied by "oh I'm so naughty me, giggling"

chocciebickie Fri 05-Jul-13 08:29:08

Ah but if you say choccie not choccy is that ok then? wink we say cuppa too........I'm going to have to leave aren't I..................

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 05-Jul-13 08:32:06

Yes .

chocciebickie Fri 05-Jul-13 08:33:18

...........I'll get my coat.........

My friend from Newcastle says "Sammich" instead of sandwich. She's lucky we're friends. dh says Tommy K for Ketchup. Divorce is an option I suppose.

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 05-Jul-13 08:55:16


My brother says "Scramby eggs". I just use the fact that he abandoned his pregnant gf and son as cover for the real reason I feel he should be an ex oxygen thief.

orangeandemons Fri 05-Jul-13 09:13:47

I call Tommy K Tomtitytomtitytomtomtom blush

A biscuit is a bikbik courtesy of a little dd

New potatoes are baby spuds.....

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