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To ask what else was on the memo to all womankind that I clearly missed?

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Pipbin Tue 01-Apr-14 23:16:27

Last I heard fanjos could only be washed in pure water and even the thought of soap would give you thrush. Now it seems it's fine to scrub them with wire wool and dettol.
Also, it used to be ok to just trim the hair that might poke out around your knickers, but now all body hair is evil and must be removed via hot wax.
And then I read on MN that washing up in a bowl and then putting it on the draining board like they used to in the fairy adverts is all wrong and we should be washing up under running water.
And while we are about it, what the fuck is quinoa and more to the point how did everyone else know how to say it?

So what else was on this memo that I missed?

Nobody knows what quinoa is.

Have you heard that you shouldn't rinse mince?

EverythingsDozy Tue 01-Apr-14 23:19:40

Dettol has instructions for douching on it shock can you imagine sticking dettol up there?!

Washing up under running water is so wasteful! We are meant to be thinking of the environment.

I have no idea what quinoa is, but know it's pronounced keen-waaaaaaaah (definitely has the long aaaah). Not sure where I heard the pronunciation from though.

GeorgianMumto5 Tue 01-Apr-14 23:20:43

There was a time when we were meant to rinse mince?? You meant mince and not minge, right?

treaclesoda Tue 01-Apr-14 23:21:54

Apparently everyone else in the whole world is absolutely filthy, and if one of these filthy people uses your toilet/washes their hands and dries them on your towel/walks on your floor (with or without shoes)/sits on your furniture etc you must immediately dress in a Haz-Mat suit, put on a face mask and disinfect your entire home from top to bottom.

whitepuddingsupper Tue 01-Apr-14 23:22:13

It used to be that plucking your eyebrows to a thin line was considered attractive, now I can't fathom why it has gone the opposite way and is the in thing to have eyebrows that look like they have been coloured in with a black biro and bear no resemblance to most people's hair colour.

tshirtsuntan Tue 01-Apr-14 23:22:55

You can't have a bog brush to get rid of skidders ( not sure what you're meant to use) also keeen waaaah tastes of wet cardboard grin

Yes you were supposed to rinse raw meat before cooking, not now though as it sprays germs everywhere. So you were doing the right thing all along.

As for rinsing one's minge, I favour the spring water approach over the wire wool and definitely no waxing.

Special K is Bad not Good.

5Foot5 Tue 01-Apr-14 23:24:07

EverythingsDozy I heard the pronunciation on Graham Norton - probably when he was interviewing Gwynny. Before then I had only seen it written down and thought it was said "kwi-noh-a". But I haven't the faintest idea what it is. Well other than something that you eat. I think.

PostmanPat You rinse mince!! shock Why? I have never heard of anyone doing this.

Pipbin Tue 01-Apr-14 23:25:15

Since when couldn't we use a bog brush?
It's all so complicated.

5Foot5 Tue 01-Apr-14 23:25:38


So now I am genuinely confused. Was it minge or mince?

Jolleigh Tue 01-Apr-14 23:26:09

I forget - was the mince rinsing supposed to be before cooking or after to wash all the flavour off ?

Indeed I do not rinse mince, I am vegetarian. But my mum always did.

Mince. Don't do it.

OddBoots Tue 01-Apr-14 23:26:58

I knew that people used to think rinsing chicken before cooking was a good idea and now we know it is bad, I'd not heard the same of mince though.

treaclesoda Tue 01-Apr-14 23:27:22

tshirt you shouldn't need a bog brush because the word on the street these days is that toilets are only a decorative item and should not ever be used for the purpose of disposing of bodily waste, because that's disgusting innit?

EverythingsDozy Tue 01-Apr-14 23:27:42

I also didn't know you were meant to rinse meat. Is there any reason for this??

"Keeen waaaah tastes like wet cardboard"
Ooh yum! Where can I get some of this??

Jolleigh Tue 01-Apr-14 23:27:45

Another one to add to your list OP: no shitting in someone else's downstairs loo.

Pipbin Tue 01-Apr-14 23:28:39

I too am a vegi so I have no idea about how to cook meat. But I've never heard of rinsing mince, why would you do that?

And I was shock at the woman who has a pile of flannels for guests to dry their hands on.

Lancelottie Tue 01-Apr-14 23:29:29

Um, most of the world's Instruction Booklet to Wimmin seems to have passed me by.

Being able to see dirt.
Realising that it's at least partly my responsibility.
Style. Rather than, y'know, getting dressed.
The deep-down womanly urge to buy cards for DH's side of the family...

I think I might be a bloke.

Pipbin Tue 01-Apr-14 23:30:18

But lots of friends only have downstairs bathrooms. (It's fairly common around here). Where am I meant to shit?

treaclesoda Tue 01-Apr-14 23:30:35

Told you Other People were dirty Pip ! That must be why she had those flannels...

treaclesoda Tue 01-Apr-14 23:31:38

Pip according to recent discussions on this very site, people who need to poo are disgusting. Or something...

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