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fanjofarrow Sun 17-Nov-13 17:08:24

Grown adults who count down to events in ''sleeps''. It winds me right up. My SIL insists on doing this on a regular basis. She is 42 years old.

AAARRRGGHH. It's so twee and annoying. Anyone over the age of 15 who does this in public ought to be the first up against the wall come The Revolution!

*Disclaimer: I know this is not an important issue, just wondered if anyone else finds it irritating? I know IABU. grin

fanjofarrow Sun 17-Nov-13 17:08:57

*Disclaimer part 2: I don't really want to shoot my SIL.

killpeppa Sun 17-Nov-13 17:16:17

its reminds me of the song in the 'muppets christmas carol'

'after all theres only one more SLEEP to christmas..'


AgentZigzag Sun 17-Nov-13 17:16:57

It's never annoyed me personally, but it's probably the same as me not liking 'how many rounds of toast do you want?', or 'do you want some cereals?'.

No rhyme or reason to it, and I don't hold anything against anyone saying them, they just grate grin

Twoandtwomakeschaos Sun 17-Nov-13 17:17:06

YANBU. Gets me, too (and I never did it as a child, either).

Tee2072 Sun 17-Nov-13 17:19:07

I think it's cute.

When my four year old does it.


Mintyy Sun 17-Nov-13 17:20:29

Yanbu. I hate adults acting like children. Fools!

urtwistingmymelonman Sun 17-Nov-13 17:22:42

I do this when talking to my son about xmas.
it gets him exited and theres nothing wrong with that.
however,if its a conversation going on between two adults then,yeah,its a bit odd.

fanjofarrow Sun 17-Nov-13 17:25:24

And another thing!! grin

That pathetic ''soooooooo'' thing that Rachel from Friends used to do in the mid-nineties, which everyone and his/her dog immediately started saying, and nobody has stopped since. ''You are soooooo not.'' Drives me round the bleedin' bend! angry

Time for my medication!

fanjofarrow Sun 17-Nov-13 17:31:55

A change to the rules after twisting's post.

Adults who only count down in ''sleeps'' when talking to small kids will be exempt from being shot come The Revolution.

I know, I'm a generous Evil Overlord/Overlady/whatever.

AgentZigzag Sun 17-Nov-13 17:34:03

YY to the soooo thing too.

Anniegetyourgun Sun 17-Nov-13 17:34:19

The Muppets should be allowed to say "sleeps" then, as they're supposed to be for kids.

Anniegetyourgun Sun 17-Nov-13 17:34:58

I rather like "you are so not being unreasonable", but it is a short "so"; do I get shot?

AgentZigzag Sun 17-Nov-13 17:36:17

'do I get shot?'

Only in the arm Annie wink

fanjofarrow Sun 17-Nov-13 17:37:17

The Muppets are exempt on account of being Muppets.

Annie, the ''soooo/so'' thing will not lead to shooting, so you are quite safe. grin

urtwistingmymelonman Mon 18-Nov-13 11:42:35

women who overly pronounce every s should be shot.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 18-Nov-13 11:48:07

I soooo think we need a 'proffers large bar of chocolate and backs away slowly' in the smiley list. Or a Michael Winner 'There, there dear' face (which admittedly would have the opposite effect to the chocolate smiley). smile

<Tilts head> Are you ok OP? Having a bad day?

<shoots self with the GF gun>

fanjofarrow Mon 18-Nov-13 18:06:43

twisting Why just the women? hmm


urtwistingmymelonman Tue 19-Nov-13 06:06:06

erm because ive only ever met women who do it.
if I met a fella that did it then he should be shot too.

NationMcKinley Tue 19-Nov-13 06:29:08

Oh I am soooooooo with you in the sleeps department (see what I did there wink).

DH and I went out for dinner with some new friends once. All going swimmingly. Until one of the women asked her 'hubby' (there's another trigger) in a baby voice to 'pass the red dippy dip.' I managed to control The Rage and allow her to live but not seen them since grin

ShutTheFuckUpBarbara Tue 19-Nov-13 06:39:04

Maybe just a Northern thing, but adults referring to their lunch (aka dinner) as " din-dins"angry

Even my 2 yo DD calls it "lunch" ffs!

OrchidLass Tue 19-Nov-13 06:46:23

Adults referring to something as an 'epic fail'. Fuck right off.

NationMcKinley Tue 19-Nov-13 06:58:18

Any kind of baby talk. A FB friend has recently written that she's "exciterated" that Santa is coming soon hmm Fuck. Off. You are 35 not 3.

Lavenderhoney Tue 19-Nov-13 07:05:09

Red dippy dip? Hubby? Nation, I don't know how you didn't say anything!

fanjofarrow Tue 19-Nov-13 07:28:30

''Red dippy dip''? Oh dear God.

Grown adults who talk in baby voices to other adults definitely need shooting. It's not cute, it's bloody idiotic.

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