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To think that this was rude

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bonnyisfat Sun 20-Mar-16 18:46:29

Today I was wearing a tunic and leggings and was standing waiting for a bus when a lady stood behind me and loudly said 'OOH look at them bonny legs' hmm

Would you have wanted to tell her to shut up? So embarrassing and rude.

NotNowPike Sun 20-Mar-16 18:49:39

Oh for gods sake , seriously ???

Euphemia Sun 20-Mar-16 18:51:46

Yes it would have been embarrassing and rude to tell her to shut up. "Thank you!" and a smile would have been appropriate. I hope that's what you did.


AdrenalineFudge Sun 20-Mar-16 18:52:22

It wouldn't have bothered me tbh. I can't get worked up about things like this.

WorraLiberty Sun 20-Mar-16 18:52:32

Maybe she thought you were the Mad March Hare and said 'bunny legs'?

LittleBearPad Sun 20-Mar-16 18:52:35

Are you older than 6 months. If so yes it was bloody rude.

DobbyTheFreeElf Sun 20-Mar-16 18:53:15

Nothing wrong with having attractive legs.

RudeElf Sun 20-Mar-16 18:53:32

Yep rude. You dont comment on someone's appearance.

tilliebob Sun 20-Mar-16 18:53:58

Well as long as it was Bonny and not Bandy, I wouldn't really care grin

WhatDat Sun 20-Mar-16 18:54:55

Was she definitely talking about you?

ApocalypseNowt Sun 20-Mar-16 18:55:49

Was she with someone else? Maybe she said "Oooh look at them Bonny....legs!".

Maybe her friend is called Bonny and really likes legs.


ilovesooty Sun 20-Mar-16 18:56:03

Well if you thought she was out of order why didn't you tell her? I'm sure it wasn't meant maliciously and your user name rather indicates that you've misunderstood the word anyway.

CarsonTheButler Sun 20-Mar-16 18:56:08

Are you sure she was talking about you, OP?

Chinks123 Sun 20-Mar-16 18:58:45

It's a compliment..what's to get wound up about?

waitingforgodot Sun 20-Mar-16 19:02:37

Stealth boast? Or maybe she was saying boney legs

arethereanyleftatall Sun 20-Mar-16 19:02:54

No, that's called a compliment. The opposite of rude.

MrsDeVere Sun 20-Mar-16 19:04:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 20-Mar-16 19:04:25

I'd call that a compliment and be delighted.
There's no pleasing some people smile

VinceNoirLovesHowardMoon Sun 20-Mar-16 19:06:12

As per your username, do you think she was calling you fat?

ptumbi Sun 20-Mar-16 19:07:22

Hmm, she said oooh look at those lovely legs? Bonny is scots, I think, and is a compliment.

Yes, YABstupidlyU to be upset by a compliment.

bonnyisfat Sun 20-Mar-16 19:07:55

She was DEFINITELY talking to me. I'm afraid I did find it rude, although I wasn't rude in response - just smiled weakly as I found it quite mortifying to be honest!

'Bonny' is to me definitely a 'nice' way of saying fat.

bonnyisfat Sun 20-Mar-16 19:08:33

Yeah well shockingly I don't want anyone commenting on my legs hmm but they are not lovely. At all.

Madbengalmum Sun 20-Mar-16 19:08:41


ollieplimsoles Sun 20-Mar-16 19:09:49

stealth boast...

shockthemonkey Sun 20-Mar-16 19:09:59

Bonny is a compliment. Unless she actually said "bony" and there was a typo in your OP.

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