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to think that it's weird to call boys 'little men' - would you call a girl 'little woman'?

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HouseOfBamboo Wed 17-Dec-14 23:52:04

Just that, really. Obviously 'lil' man is entirely unreasonable.

cinders456 Wed 17-Dec-14 23:57:03

Who cares, as long as it's not "little #@*%"

CalleighDoodle Wed 17-Dec-14 23:58:32

I hate how school children are now 'young people.' They are CHILDREN!

helenenemo Wed 17-Dec-14 23:59:08

You'd call a girl little lady?

Fevertree Wed 17-Dec-14 23:59:51

People say 'little lady' though?

Bambambini Thu 18-Dec-14 00:02:01

I think I've said "little man" or "young man" to my boys - you can all sneer or disapprove as much as you want. I'd be a sheep if I really gave a shit.

Bambambini Thu 18-Dec-14 00:03:01

"Little woman" was one of my favourite all time series of books - so I might have actually.

LST Thu 18-Dec-14 00:03:32

I've got 2 little men and my besr friend has a little lady.

Glad it bothers you so much.... hmm

FannyFifer Thu 18-Dec-14 00:05:10

Wee man or little lady.

TheNewStatesman Thu 18-Dec-14 00:08:26

Yes, it's twee. Children/kids/boys/girls!

"Young man" is surely what you use when you are telling someone off?

I also hate "children" for over 13s. It's so condescending.

Mousefinkle Thu 18-Dec-14 00:11:04

I only say young man sometimes to my DS when he's being naughty. "don't you even think about it young man", gosh- I sound like my mother grin.

I've never said little man, lil man, little lady, little woman or any variants though. It is weird. Little man reminds me of that really cringeworthy movie that came out a few years ago...

turdfairynomore Thu 18-Dec-14 00:15:22

DS17 is known as "wee man" on hockey pitch! It's even on back of his shirts!!!

SoonToBeSix Thu 18-Dec-14 00:18:03

Over 13's are children though.

calmexterior Thu 18-Dec-14 00:19:18

Mini man here.


messyisthenewtidy Thu 18-Dec-14 00:20:56

I've often thought the same OP. You hear "big man" or "little man" but never "little woman" and definitely not "big woman"!

I call DD 'little lady'.

ProcessYellowC Thu 18-Dec-14 00:32:41

Jeepers if it's weird to call them little man what about little hobbit (DS put in a special request instead of little poppet)?

What about the book? It is much better known than Little Men.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Thu 18-Dec-14 00:46:11

Young lady is quite normal isn't it? We were definitely referred to as young ladies at school (generally girls when we were younger).

messyisthenewtidy Thu 18-Dec-14 00:53:13

Yes but no one calls girls "little women". Hell people don't even call women women. Girls are girls until they become ladies. Boys become men.

DustyCropHopper Thu 18-Dec-14 00:54:00

2 little men and one little lady here, really couldn't care less what others think of it!

needaholidaynow Thu 18-Dec-14 01:09:46

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JustAnotherControlFreak Thu 18-Dec-14 01:30:58

I have a 20 week old little man, don't know why I just always called him that from finding out at the ultrasound. I like it!

EatShitDerek Thu 18-Dec-14 01:45:23

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Want2bSupermum Thu 18-Dec-14 01:55:10

I call DD a young lady and DS young man. DD is 3 and now goes around saying 'I'm a Lady' which cracks me up everytime.

Mmolly2013 Thu 18-Dec-14 02:01:24

over in northern irelans people say ' wee woman ' which basically means little or ' wee girl'

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