To feel sick (literally) when I hear the phrase 'meal deal'?

(61 Posts)
Marmiteandjamislush Mon 10-Aug-15 19:46:29

Not for any other reason than there are too many 'ul' sounds together? Anyone else get this? Is it a thing?

Andrewofgg Mon 10-Aug-15 19:51:10

You should get out more.

MirandaWest Mon 10-Aug-15 19:53:03

I think you are, in the nicest possible way, a little odd

TheoriginalLEM Mon 10-Aug-15 19:53:11

not with that phrase but the word pucker used to curl my toes.

honeysucklejasmine Mon 10-Aug-15 19:53:26

I have the same thing with certain sounds, e.g. people eating with mouths open. Not with words though.

SchwarzwalderKirschtorte Mon 10-Aug-15 19:55:42

How are you on "moist gusset" OP?

That's two words people generally cringe at grin

EygptianSnow Mon 10-Aug-15 19:56:47

lol no it's a bit cheesy though

AuntyMag10 Mon 10-Aug-15 20:05:05

No you are just weird.

MaximiseProductivity Mon 10-Aug-15 20:19:04

Isn't the repeated ul sound the point?

Sorry OP, there are all sorts of things I can get revolted by that others apparently don't but I can't see this one.

Queenbean Mon 10-Aug-15 20:20:33

I get this! You're not alone!

I HATE the word meal. So much. "Ooh lets go for a nice meal". Bleugh.

Meal deal is horrific. Too much horrible sound for me to deal with.

Notso Mon 10-Aug-15 20:27:05

You're saying it wrong. It's not me-ul de-ul, it's meel deel.

It just makes me think of slightly naff food accompanied with "your choice of chips, jacket or mash, garden peas and half a tomato"

wowfudge Mon 10-Aug-15 20:29:06

And there was I thinking the OP had an issue with a sarnie, bag of crisps and a drink at lunchtime.

NoArmaniNoPunani Mon 10-Aug-15 20:31:03

Do you really like marmite with jam?

CaptainHolt Mon 10-Aug-15 20:34:20

I hate the word 'meal', but I don't mind 'deal' on its own confused

'Did you have a nice meal?' = gross

'Did you get a good deal?' = fine

I think it might put me in mind of mealworms, or great bins of animal feed.

Joolsy Mon 10-Aug-15 20:40:37

YABU. I'm attracted to meal deals!!

Marmiteandjamislush Mon 10-Aug-15 20:41:47

Schwarz those words are awful too! Glad I'm not the only one!

BertieBotts Mon 10-Aug-15 20:42:51

It's a thing! Sensory? A bit synaesthesic perhaps? I don't know the name. Misphonia? Is it the same?

iklboo Mon 10-Aug-15 20:43:32

How are you with Deal Or No Deal?

I don't say meal or deal with an 'ul' sound though. Maybe it's an accent / dialect matter?

The80sweregreat Mon 10-Aug-15 20:44:16

Hate having to hunt around for the stickered items to go with the sandwich, not everything is part of the deal.
< missing the point completely>

OsloGin Mon 10-Aug-15 20:46:00

I had a boyfriend years ago who would add meal to every food description. "I had a pasta meal" ."Would you like a pizza meal
?". Oddness which was a sign of further oddness to come ...

lostinikea Mon 10-Aug-15 20:50:46

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RoboticSealpup Mon 10-Aug-15 20:53:34

I hate "meal". I remember this really lame guy, a friend of an ex, who swooped in after we broke up and tried to woo me with the words "Let's go to the pub after work. I'll treat you to a meal". I cringe now just remembering it. I hate the word meal, I hate the phrase "treating someone to something". It just sounds sticky, smarmy and really common at the same time. Yuck, yuck, yuck!!!

MaidOfStars Mon 10-Aug-15 20:57:02

Ugh, going for a 'meal', on a deal or otherwise.

'Mealy' things are dry and course. Ugh again.

Poofus Mon 10-Aug-15 21:07:06

No problem with meal deal or moist gusset. Agree that pucker is vile though.

bertsdinner Mon 10-Aug-15 21:08:35

Don't like the phrase "meal deal" either. I dislike the word "meal".

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