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To hate the word "pudding?"

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Misswrite89 Wed 23-Mar-16 16:53:01

I hate it when people use the word pudding instead of dessert. AIBU?

Buckinbronco Wed 23-Mar-16 16:53:38

Yabu I am the opposite and hate dessert. It sounds common <ducks>

takeonefortheteam Wed 23-Mar-16 16:54:11

Pudding is a much nicer word that dessert.

BertrandRussell Wed 23-Mar-16 16:54:27

Oops. Class marker! grin

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 23-Mar-16 16:54:29


Pudding is 100% better than dessert.

Crikeyblimey Wed 23-Mar-16 16:55:03

Yep - pudding here.

BertrandRussell Wed 23-Mar-16 16:55:32

Well, unless you are actually talking about dessert- which is lovely. But not served very often, I would guess...........

bexcee8 Wed 23-Mar-16 16:55:54

I don't mind pudding or dessert but dislike 'afters' angry

NashvilleQueen Wed 23-Mar-16 16:56:35

definitely pudding.

Zampa Wed 23-Mar-16 16:56:55

I'm a fan of "pudding"!

I don't mind "dessert" but not too keen on "afters" or "sweet" ...

annielouise Wed 23-Mar-16 16:57:42

I hate it too. The way it's said sounds too snobby. I try to avoid saying dessert too though.

originalmavis Wed 23-Mar-16 16:57:54

I'd rather have cheese and crackers every time!

Gatekeeper Wed 23-Mar-16 16:58:06

pudding here as well

'dessert' is an abomination one step up from 'sweet' wink

AuntieStella Wed 23-Mar-16 16:58:37

I prefer pudding because than could be anything.

Dessert is a subsection of puddings, and to me is only light texture things like mousses.

Though ai suppose my true preference is cheese

BadgerCrossing Wed 23-Mar-16 16:58:41

YABU. It's a class marker.

But at least it's not "afters" or "the sweet"

"Dessert" is the fruit, nuts & cheese one serves between the main course, and the pudding.

CocktailQueen Wed 23-Mar-16 16:58:58

I use pudding - so YANBU!

I hate 'afters' or 'sweet', and would never use 'dessert'.

catwithflowers Wed 23-Mar-16 16:59:06

Definitely pudding. Dessert is, however, preferable to 'sweet' wink

FuzzyOwl Wed 23-Mar-16 16:59:47

^ What Badger said.

flightywoman Wed 23-Mar-16 17:05:21

Pudding all the way for me! I could not bring myself to say dessert, sweet or afters, they're on a par with serviette and cruet....

OurBlanche Wed 23-Mar-16 17:05:30

Well... I make both pudding and dessert and agree with pp who said dessert is slighter than a full on pudding, think of all the things called pudding... rice... suet/steamed... sticky toffee... bread... then all the crumbles, pies, etc, stuff that comes with custard. They aren't desserts.

Desserts are brulees, set custards, cakey things, dairy things, ice creams, meringues, tarts etc.

BunnyTyler Wed 23-Mar-16 17:06:13

Although I ask for the dessert menu in a restaurant.

Afters & sweet make me cringe.

MadameDePompom Wed 23-Mar-16 17:06:57

I say 'pudding'. Unless I'm in a restaurant and then I ask for a 'dessert menu'.

MadameDePompom Wed 23-Mar-16 17:07:11

x post with Bunny!

AlleyCatandRastaMouse Wed 23-Mar-16 17:07:12

Dessert never use the term pudding here would be something we would have in a restaurant or on Christmas Day or maybe for a family meal. Is it a more of a daily thing in the UK? I have seen it spoken about on weaning threads which makes it sound like a bit of an institution.

NerrSnerr Wed 23-Mar-16 17:07:19

My mil asks 'what's for pud?' That really annoys me!

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