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to think this is a bit strange?

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MrsDeathOfRats Tue 17-Nov-15 11:15:39

Last night I had a weird sort of bicker with DP.

Last week, in Lidl, I bought loads some kids clothes. Namely the fleece leggings for girls and some of the 2 packs of tops.
The tops had one round neck in and one turtle neck. I though this was great. Warm for winter.

I out one on her for nursery yesterday, and DP saw when she came home. After she was in bed he told me not to put turtle neck tops on her or ds again.
His reason is 'they cause illness'. He claims that they keep the throat warm and then the next day when you go out without it the throat is exposed and vulnerable and therefore you catch an illness.

AIBU to think that is a total load of crap?

Wishful80smontage Tue 17-Nov-15 11:17:46

That's complete bullshit

Wigglebummunch31 Tue 17-Nov-15 11:20:01

What a load of shit! Your DP is odd. YANBU

Cleansheetsandbedding Tue 17-Nov-15 11:20:55


OurBlanche Tue 17-Nov-15 11:21:18

Ooh! That sounds just like something my great grandma would have said. Weird and very old fashioned, not to mention wrong!

Bananalanacake Tue 17-Nov-15 11:21:34

Nice clothes in Lidl, here in Germany the name is Lupila, is it the same in the UK?
sounds like he's talking cobblers.

ghostspirit Tue 17-Nov-15 11:21:48

my understanding is you dont catch a cold from being cold. i think its a form of virus. general virus/colds/coughs are air born so you catch them from other people. or touching things that could have the virus on them such as door handles.

someone else will put it better than me

Shutthatdoor Tue 17-Nov-15 11:21:48

Absolute tosh!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 17-Nov-15 11:21:59

He may have heard it himself as child perhaps from his DM or DGM. But who knows he could have a point.
However surley viruses ect get in through your nose mouth and ears ect. Not through the skin, but Im no expert in these things.

molyholy Tue 17-Nov-15 11:22:21

Total and utter crap. But I will bet it is something his parents used to say. My dh says similar things and I find it hilarious and just know it has been passed down from his parents.

HaydeeofMonteCristo Tue 17-Nov-15 11:23:19

Sounds like nonsense to me.

MusicalFanjo Tue 17-Nov-15 11:25:01

What's his stance on scarves?

LemonBreeland Tue 17-Nov-15 11:25:01

How can he possibly even believe that? Ask him to think about it.

ophiotaurus Tue 17-Nov-15 11:25:09

That's ridiculous! That means everybody who wears scarves would get ill too with that logic hmm

Fugghetaboutit Tue 17-Nov-15 11:27:59

Sounds like something my nan would say

MajesticSeaFlapFlap Tue 17-Nov-15 11:28:06

So if I zip my coat all the way to the top will I be sick the next day?

Proper bonkersgrin

MrsDeathOfRats Tue 17-Nov-15 11:28:57

grin I mentioned the scarves theory and he sort of mumbled and just repeated himself.

He is Algerian and does have some really weird hilarious beliefs. (I don't mean the religious ones of course)

Just wanted to confirm and share

Pollyputhtekettleon Tue 17-Nov-15 11:34:44

Oh my word. It's like believing in Elves. I'd struggle to respect my DPs comments after hearing something like that from them. Serious lack of thinking and knowledge going on here.

WizardOfToss Tue 17-Nov-15 11:39:23

He must just be repeating some nonsense he heard as a child, that he hasn't ever questioned himself.

The alternative's a bit unthinkable, really!

MiniTheMinx Tue 17-Nov-15 11:39:30

LTB grin seriously how do you cope with this sort of irrational bullshit?

LaContessaDiPlump Tue 17-Nov-15 11:41:16

Ask him to ask a doctor to confirm this 'theory'. His mum's opinion doesn't count.

I will say that Arabs in general (sweeping stereotype alert, derived from my Syrian family and growing up in the ME) are disproportionately worried about the risk of taking ill from the cold. I've seen babies swaddled in layers of woolly blankets in 35 degree heat in June, for instance. It's quite ingrained so be gently when disabusing him of the notion!

MerryInthechelseahotel Tue 17-Nov-15 11:41:33

Can we all test it out and get back to you? grin

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 17-Nov-15 11:42:46

He's right.

The only way to counteract the dangerous throat warming it is to rub a clove of garlic on one side of the neck and a used teabag on the other. Then you must clasp a birch twig in both hands and twirl around the garden at midnight singing Boyzone's cover of Father and Son. Won't work if you sing the Cat Stevens version.

BaronessSamedi Tue 17-Nov-15 11:43:23

are you married to an 90 year old woman OP? tell him that's what he sounds like. he's an aul' knickers.

CheesyWeez Tue 17-Nov-15 11:45:04

I think you probably are weakened against infection if you get really cold. But that's more for going out with wet hair...
I'd say keep them wrapped up warm.
My DH is the same, he is also from another culture. Always appalled if my friends' DC turned up on cold days with no scarves

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