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Vulgar, Vile, Crass

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UnicornPooStillStinks Wed 28-Oct-15 14:19:46

Only ever see them on MN. Does anyone actually use these words in RL?

VinylScratch Wed 28-Oct-15 14:21:02

I like a good Vile in RL, the other two not so much.

MistressChalk Wed 28-Oct-15 14:26:47

I use them all in RL. Plus 'droll' which is an excellent word grin

MissMattyJenkins Wed 28-Oct-15 14:29:21

Someone used 'vignette' on a thread recently. It's another word under-used in RL.

catfordbetty Wed 28-Oct-15 14:29:47

I think your question is breathtakingly [insert word of choice]. It seems to me that many posters on Mumsnet are on the very edge of asphyxiation.

magimedi Wed 28-Oct-15 14:29:49

Yes, especially crass.

GreatFuckability Wed 28-Oct-15 14:30:29

I use vile. I only use vulgar if I'm being facetious. wink

Mouthfulofquiz Wed 28-Oct-15 14:31:54

I say Vile about twice a week I reckon!

HesterShaw Wed 28-Oct-15 14:32:59


Along with phrases such as "You sound vile OP hmm"

When I see such statements I want to track down the poster and beat them to death*.

*Disclaimer: wouldn't really do this etc. Or has saying this made me sound vile?

SleepyForest Wed 28-Oct-15 14:34:38

I use all those words. I am pompous.

MissMattyJenkins Wed 28-Oct-15 14:43:19

Pompous - that's another excellent word, must keep it in mind for RL use.

WhatifIdid Wed 28-Oct-15 14:43:36

I think it's crass to ask grin

UnicornPooStillStinks Wed 28-Oct-15 14:44:28

grin catford

LeaveMyWingsBehindMe Wed 28-Oct-15 14:45:10

Yes, I use them all. Not so much vile, but vulgar and crass I use quite a lot.

Vile is becoming totally over-used on MN though, and it's often said with a slightly hysterical and professionally offended air about it.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 28-Oct-15 14:45:48

I use all of the above!

OydNeverDeclinesGin Wed 28-Oct-15 14:50:02

All of them, I love a good bit of pomposity smile

EvansOvalPiesYumYum Wed 28-Oct-15 14:50:10

I often use Vile to describe something I may have cooked, or something I've eaten in a restaurant. Crass, in my head, when worrying what to say to someone who has been recently bereaved (eg, I want to say something nice, but does it sound crass?)

Vulgar, yes, to describe DD's ex BF, who we didn't like and he really was.

ThatsNotMyRabbit Wed 28-Oct-15 14:52:34

I use them all and I'm dead common so it probably sounds really pretentious.

Trouble is I've got a good vocabulary, read a lot from a very early age, love words and in my head - you know when you think to yourself? - I sound very posh. My internal voice sounds like the Queen.

I either need to use fewer long/posh words or get elocution lessons.

Janeymoo50 Wed 28-Oct-15 14:56:50

Vile yes (I used it recently in the worst thing ever cooked thread). Also use it when thinking/talking about Ricky Gervais.

Hornydilemma Wed 28-Oct-15 14:58:20

I always imagine Vile said in the style of Kathy Burke as Linda La Hughes in Gimme Gimme Gimme.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 28-Oct-15 14:59:14

'Vapid' and 'vacuous' are also good V words.

iseenodust Wed 28-Oct-15 14:59:23

'Crass generalisation' is one of my favourite phrases. Agree with Evans vile is useful for describing foodstuffs. Don't tend to use vulgar.

MrsDeVere Wed 28-Oct-15 14:59:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Notthecarwashagain Wed 28-Oct-15 15:00:47

I've seen Vile a lot on the 'spotted' on fb groups.
(And Vial too hmm grin )

ragged Wed 28-Oct-15 15:01:14

My mother used Crass a lot. I use Vile to mean slightly different things. I tell DC not to be vulgar when they burp/swear/pick nose.

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