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Aggggh The words Little Woman and Little Man

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RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 08:37:25

Gives me Rage.

That is all .

AIBU , It just seems wrong . Was in a shop yesterday, a lady had a new born in a pram (sucker for babies I am so smiled at her, she smiled back) I asked if baby was a boy or girl (had a nice cool cotton lemon thing on) "Oh, this is a Little Woman"> WTF/

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 08:38:46

And now I think of it , what is with the Sexy Baby or Juicy Lucy eg to describe a BABY?! Seen that on Facebook from usually normal sensible people.

QueenofallIsee Wed 01-Jul-15 09:24:53

I have never heard 'little woman'...confess that I have been guilty of calling my youngest little man/little dude/ as in 'keep up little man'. I didn't know it was a mumsnet sin!

Sansarya Wed 01-Jul-15 09:31:02

Little Prince/Princess is worse though!

MemphisBella Wed 01-Jul-15 09:31:53

Try "li'l" instead of little.

Gives me the rage.

knittingirl Wed 01-Jul-15 09:34:36

Lol, I'll happily confess to using "little man" all the time, but as an endearment rather than a descriptive term IYSWIM (as in, I wouldn't describe a baby to someone else as a little man as in the op, but might use it to a baby/toddler in the same way as "sweetheart").

Sansarya Wed 01-Jul-15 09:37:58

Actually I saw a wanted ad in Freecycle the other day that actually said "WANTED: Pram for a little princess"!

Sansarya Wed 01-Jul-15 09:38:16

Excuse the overuse of actually there...

Tinuviel Wed 01-Jul-15 09:39:13

I call DS2 'little man' and he's 15 - I'm guessing I'm committing the 'fauxest' faux pas on mumsnet! I think I occasionally call DS1 'little man' too (and he's 17 and 6' 1"). blush I wouldn't use the term to describe them to someone else though - that would just be weird! They don't seem to mind!

happygirl87 Wed 01-Jul-15 09:41:28

Controversial- I think it's ok to call the child themself "little man", as a term of endearment (and sweet as PP said if it endures once they are very much not little!) but less acceptable to other people?!

Signlake Wed 01-Jul-15 09:44:58

Meh doesn't bother me. Probably guilty of saying it myself at some point

batteredlanger Wed 01-Jul-15 09:46:45

I call my preschooler 'big man' which I think is better..,,

chewymeringue Wed 01-Jul-15 09:47:48

Little man and little woman are very popular old fashioned endearments where I live. I find it quite cute said in a broad Norfolk accent! As for "sexy baby" in reference to an actual baby.....ugh! Horrible!

purplemurple1 Wed 01-Jul-15 09:52:32

I call my girl, little lady and my boy, baby boy both as terms of endearment which nursery staff also use for them, although I've never introduced them that way.

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 09:58:07


I never said it was a crime, mumsnet or otherwise !

Just my opinion ,,,

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 09:58:57

Why do people read things that are not here then get all !!!

Klayden Wed 01-Jul-15 09:59:37

Little man is not in any way on the same level as calling your offspring 'sexy'. confused

RachelRagged Wed 01-Jul-15 10:05:10

Oh another with fux paus on Mumsnet

Hey I am new and I don't make no rules. Not sure who does !

Slutbucket Wed 01-Jul-15 10:11:01

I call my 6 year old little man. He is a fine young man 6 going in 56. He keeps us all on the straight and narrow and is the most sensible person in the house. grin

ProcrastinatorGeneral Wed 01-Jul-15 10:17:48

I hate the 'little lady' and similar prefixes used on names. Just use the fucking name!

SylvaniansAtEase Wed 01-Jul-15 10:20:34

I call them the frogs.

'Come on frogs, look lively' is the usual.

EponasWildDaughter Wed 01-Jul-15 10:26:59

DD4 is ''Pickle Sausage'' grin

Just thought i'd share that.

StayWithMe Wed 01-Jul-15 10:34:37

I've got 'stinky one', 'stinky two' or sometimes they're called 'big lad' and she's called 'wee woman' or sometimes gets 'curly bap'. sexy! Vom envy Not bloody likely!

Though to be fair they're 25, 22 and 20. grin

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