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To think that everything has to be a 'thing'

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Abbinob Sun 07-Feb-16 09:16:46

These days?
Going to a mates house to play = play date
Feeding baby bits off your plate = baby led weaning.
Baby playing with bowl of rice = sensory play
No one goes on a diet anymore they make a "lifestyle change"
A coffee can't even be a coffee anymore it has to be a mochalattaoohlala. At home! At home!! Wheres the nescafe!?

Maybe Im uneducated or something but jeez

Balaboosta Sun 07-Feb-16 09:22:03


guineapig1 Sun 07-Feb-16 09:26:40


Happens in work too:
Three way telephone call - teleconference
To do list - strategic plan
Minor panic whilst compiling to do list - brainstorm

Food descriptions also wind me right up: sun kissed Sicilian lemon anyone? A lemon's a lemon ffs!

deregistered Sun 07-Feb-16 09:30:50

Ha ha maybe we are just old grin

It does make me hmm when my younger family members actually pay good money to take their babies to classes where they just bang on things with sticks, daub paint all over themselves, crumple bits of foil or crawl around because of all these 'things' they have to be doing.

NinaSimoneful Sun 07-Feb-16 09:32:23

Agree. Also, teams. You can't just like something, you have to be 'on Team Abbinob's thread'. Sorry, forgot the 'Woo!!!!'

But No one goes on a diet anymore they make a lifestyle change reminded me that the especially wanky don't lose a bit of weight or something, oh, no, no. They're on 'a weightloss journey' cue plinky harp sounds partially drowned out by NinaSimoneful's unavoidable gagging

ilovesooty Sun 07-Feb-16 09:33:14

Leavers ' disco = prom.

Abbinob Sun 07-Feb-16 09:33:17

I don't think I'm old but I did get a gp letter that started as "as you will soon be in the 25-65 age bracket..." so actually maybe I am grin

Stanky Sun 07-Feb-16 09:35:40

I agree. Every thing is very over analysed now.

A day indoors = a duvet day.

Abbinob Sun 07-Feb-16 09:37:44

Everything really is such a thing now though, even hen do, oh no, It has to be a hen weekend. On Mars.
And a birthday week! A week! Unless your mother was pushing you out for a week and you were half out, half in, then you do not have a birthday week.

Abbinob Sun 07-Feb-16 09:40:14

Even riding a bike to work seems to involve a grands worth of equipment and is a "lifestyle" shock

HackAttack Sun 07-Feb-16 09:40:17


Bumpsadaisie Sun 07-Feb-16 09:49:19

My particular bugbear is that "insects" are no longer "insects" for the purpose of the EYFS and KS1 curriculum.

No. They are "minibeasts".

What is that all about? It enrages me on many levels.

dudsville Sun 07-Feb-16 09:51:01

I don't like the trend thing for combining words. British Exit = Brexit. No. It doesn't. It equals twat.

Abbinob Sun 07-Feb-16 09:52:44

Minibeasts, I thought that was just from cbeebies not an actual school word grin wth

LilacAndLovely Sun 07-Feb-16 09:54:22

Ah Bumps both of mine loved (ds2 is in Y1 so is currently loving) the whole 'minibeasts' thing.

I thought it was just a theme though, to make it sound more interesting. They've made a minibeast home, gone on a minibeast hunt etc - but they still know that they're insects.

tilliebob Sun 07-Feb-16 09:54:36

I've found my spiritual home on MN <draws up a seat and sits down>

CaoNiMao Sun 07-Feb-16 09:55:48

I fear it has always been the case. My personal gripe is the erroneous addition of suffixes in the assumption that '-oholic' means any addiction, and '-orexic' means depriving yourself of something. Infuriating.

ElizabethLemon Sun 07-Feb-16 09:56:22

lol at mini beasts! I was saying that to dh yesterday.

LavenderRain Sun 07-Feb-16 09:57:30

I need to go on a lifestyle change but would rather have a duvet day.
oh, and we need a strategic plan as the cat has minibeasts .

wanderings Sun 07-Feb-16 09:59:04

They were "mini beasts" in 1986. I suppose it's because of spiders not technically being insects.

Yanbu though.

wizzywig Sun 07-Feb-16 09:59:06

Food being served in flowerpots/ mini buckets/ mini chip fryer things/ on chopping boards/ on slate tiles. Just give me a round sodding plate.

MrsHathaway Sun 07-Feb-16 10:00:16

Minibeasts is because lots of the creatures in question aren't insects (eg spiders) and the old phrase "creepy crawlies" isn't positive enough.

People used to go jogging - but nowadays it's Running and suddenly terribly serious and technical and special shiny lycra in implausible colours and patterns.

And don't get me started on restaurant menus with their twists and hints and foams and jus.

rainingsleepingbags Sun 07-Feb-16 10:00:47

Tidying up your wardrobe is now curating.

We can't go buy clothes anymore, now we have to shop the edit.

You can't do the Atkins diet now, you have to go paleo.

You can't cut back on junk food, you have to detox.^^

There are so many more but shopping the motherfucking edit has me so enraged that I can't think of them.

escapedfrommordor Sun 07-Feb-16 10:01:42

Best one I've heard yet is when my kid got into a load of finger paints I'd left out (yes, rookie mistake).
I was telling the lady at the childrens centre and apparently my little shit was just "expanding his learning".

nocabbageinmyeye Sun 07-Feb-16 10:01:56

Can I add wonder weeks and leaps into it, how the f did anyone manage the raise children before, i see my mam with my sister in law, she's smiling and acting interested but inside she is screaming - "I raised 4, 4 and they are all alive and well now fuck off with your leaps, blw, your not allowed say bold it's silly", she must be thinking it, i know i am

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