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AIBU to have an irrational hatred for the term 'holibobs'

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lastnightIwenttoManderley Wed 19-Feb-14 15:54:08

Seriously...where has this come from? I hate it! It's not even like it's any shorter than saying 'holidays'.

Should add I also can't stand the terms 'kiddies' and 'poorly' and ill/sick are fine though. Do I have some odd disorder?

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Wed 19-Feb-14 15:55:56

agree with first too, whats wrong with poorley? and no cant

if you have a disorder so do I.

hootloop Wed 19-Feb-14 15:56:15

I don't like holibobs, it sounds daft to me.
I don't like kiddies either but then my children are are always referred to as children as they are not goats.

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Wed 19-Feb-14 15:56:21

Like your name BTW smile

ConfusedDotty Wed 19-Feb-14 15:57:35

I hate hollibobs and jollies.. but not as much as I hate tummy and yummy.....and Yummy Mummy, don't get me going

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Wed 19-Feb-14 15:58:25

Umm not keen on tummy either but do not like stomach either...

I think small child saying tummy is fine not adult.

IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Wed 19-Feb-14 15:58:55

_ better slip in ta here...loathe it.

lastnightIwenttoManderley Wed 19-Feb-14 15:59:14

Ta smile I think 'poorly' is that it is always said in a slightly patronising way and accompanied by a head tilt in my experience. I'm a bit more matter of fact about things...

The worst thing I can hear is 'so and so has a poorly tummy' AGH!

lastnightIwenttoManderley Wed 19-Feb-14 16:00:00

Hilarious...was about to ask if we were the same person and then I noticed the first word of my last post...oops!

lastnightIwenttoManderley Wed 19-Feb-14 16:00:50

In all honesty, I have no idea why I even say 'Ta'!

GobbysMum Wed 19-Feb-14 16:02:22

I hate holibobs too, especially when seen on Facebook by someone showing off. Asking to get burgled.

tolittletoolate Wed 19-Feb-14 16:10:38

I hate any sort of slang or shortening of words.
My best friend does it all the time and it drives me mad!

ConfusedDotty Wed 19-Feb-14 16:17:49

Ha ha, asking to be burgled, never thought of that, that would certainly ruin the hubby's hollibobs.

I hate the word belly aswell.

ConfusedDotty Wed 19-Feb-14 16:18:44

Up here people say 'our lass' or 'our lad' when referring to thier OH, I cringe at that.

gamerchick Wed 19-Feb-14 16:20:32

I like the word holibobs and will continue to use it grin

Supercosy Wed 19-Feb-14 16:22:03

I've never actually heard that's hilarious! It's the sort of stupid thing I would say when talking in the made up voice I use for my dog (if she had a voice!). One that I hate is spag bol, and also belly. UGH!

Slebmum Wed 19-Feb-14 16:22:09

Not as bad as 'playdate' but nearly! Oh, and nomnomnom.

JoinYourPlayfellows Wed 19-Feb-14 16:22:30


It is an entirely rational hatred.

JabberJabberJay Wed 19-Feb-14 16:23:36

'Holibobs' is hideous. I also dislike 'poorly' but the absolute worst is people referring to their children as 'littlies' or 'smalls'. Makes me want to throw things.

hootloop Wed 19-Feb-14 16:28:39

DH hates nomnomnom, sometimes I say it to wind him up.

IndridCold Wed 19-Feb-14 16:29:49


It is an entirely rational hatred.



IdRatherPlayHereWithAllTheMadM Wed 19-Feb-14 16:31:01

I like poorly, I think its appropirate to lash on the sympahty and whatever when a poorley kid has tummy ache,esp when on their holibobos.

ConfusedDotty Wed 19-Feb-14 16:32:17

Lush, I hate the word lush, arrggghh, this thread is getting me angry now.

RiojaHaze Wed 19-Feb-14 16:35:28

7 sleeps til holibobs is the one that grates me!

Naicecuppatea Wed 19-Feb-14 16:37:07

Nom Nom is my worst, ugh. Holibobs is pretty bad too, but thankfully I've never yet heard it said in RL.

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