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To think porridge is a man breakfast.

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moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 09:59:59

DH insists all breakfast cereals are girly food.
I suggested porridge as an alternative cos I consider that a manly food ( I don't know why, maybe it conjures up images of hardy Scotsmen).
Anyway, he disagrees and thinks it's as girly as fruit and fibre or special K.
Opinions? or am I being odd to think of breakfast in these terms? It's only cereals that I divide along gender lines btw before I get accused of agreeing with the Muller yoghurt ridiculousness and I always have porridge!

MsVestibule Sat 07-Sep-13 10:01:15

Your husband is very odd. You, slightly less so.

Sirzy Sat 07-Sep-13 10:02:06

Your both odd to assign genders to breakfast cereal!

Pagwatch Sat 07-Sep-13 10:03:00

You are both assigning genders to breakfast cereal.
You are both odd.

Tee2072 Sat 07-Sep-13 10:03:53

Breakfast cereal has gender? confused

SPBisResisting Sat 07-Sep-13 10:04:20

YABO sorry

wonderingsoul Sat 07-Sep-13 10:04:31

my guess is that he wants you to do a full english every morning wink

stubbornstains Sat 07-Sep-13 10:06:12

What does he consider a manly breakfast? If it's meat, tell him he's not a real man unless he's gone out pre-dawn and killed it with a bow and arrow grin.

Porridge is a small boy breakfast in this house. I would be careful of letting your DH have any in case it causes him to spend a solid half hour jumping up and down on your bed while you're MNetting on your laptop.

AnneUulmelmahay Sat 07-Sep-13 10:06:40

Crikey moses at dividing cereal along gender lines

By this token I guess a fry up is for the Menz

EverybodysStressyEyed Sat 07-Sep-13 10:07:11

You're both weird - in my office the 'girls' eat porridge, a few of the 'men' eat fruit and fibre or Special K and the balance have some sort of cooked

whois Sat 07-Sep-13 10:07:47

My porridge is pink so he probably wouldn't like that... 59g porridge oats, 280ml water, handful frozen raspberries. Microwave for 3 mins. Stir and stand for 2. You get a lovely raspberry pink bowl full of yummyness.

Squitten Sat 07-Sep-13 10:09:26

Considering any cereal to be gender-biased is very stupid.

I assume he considers bacon and eggs, made by you, to be the only suitably manly food...?

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:10:23

I'm guessing that girly breakfasts are any which imply healthy diet / weightloss .
there again porridge is very healthy.
I'll ask him if steak and eggs would be more manly.

FetchezLaVache Sat 07-Sep-13 10:11:27

Oh well, if it's only cereals you divide into gender lines, you're clearly not bonkers at all! grin

stubbornstains grin

Lazyjaney Sat 07-Sep-13 10:11:44

Porridge is neuter, Omelettes are feminine, English breakfasts are greasy.

juneybean Sat 07-Sep-13 10:12:32

Oh god, don't give Kelloggs any ideas we will end up with pink and blue boxes.

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:12:33

Actually, it's not just cereal that I think have genders.
I must admit that a steak and kidney pudding would scream man to me.
Maybe I should be French where they have official genders for everything.
I'm going to look up French words for various foods and see if there's a gender difference!

EduCated Sat 07-Sep-13 10:13:27

Where do we stand on crumpets? Me and DP both had them this morning. I need to know which of us was wrong.

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:14:53

porridge is feminine, and steak is masculine in French.
This isn't helping me is it?! grin

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:16:08

Crumpets are man food. Definintely.
Would you agree that cupcakes are a girl food?

WillieWaggledagger Sat 07-Sep-13 10:18:36

"Porridge" is masculine in French (foreign word in French usually are)

moogy1a Sat 07-Sep-13 10:20:33

ooh, thanks Willie. It's also masculine in German.

StuntGirl Sat 07-Sep-13 10:21:03

You're both odd.

TerraNotSoFirma Sat 07-Sep-13 10:21:20

Shit! I just had a bowl of porridge. Will I grow a penis now?

Silverfoxballs Sat 07-Sep-13 10:23:18

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