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To think they are gingerbread men for a reason?

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WisestIsShe Wed 18-Oct-17 20:48:26

DS(15) has just pulled me up for baking gingerbread men and not referring to them as gingerbread people. He maintains that I'm showng a bias I usually pull other people up for. I suggested they're gingerbread men because it's more fun to dunk them in hot tea or bite their heads off. He has left the room in disgust while taking a couple to munch on

Who is being unreasonable??

Squirmy65ghyg Wed 18-Oct-17 20:50:06


Fekko Wed 18-Oct-17 20:50:32

There's the old joke that people prefer gingerbread men as there's a tiny wee bit more biscuit with a gingerbread man.

Watto1 Wed 18-Oct-17 20:53:13

SIL got told off in a bakery for asking for two gingerbread men. Apparently she should have asked for "gingerbread persons."

ConcreteUnderpants Wed 18-Oct-17 20:55:27

"Run, run, as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm the gingerbread person" doesn't quite have the same ring to it.

WisestIsShe Wed 18-Oct-17 20:56:56

Oh good, glad it's not me! I am vindicated grin

ijustwannadance Wed 18-Oct-17 20:58:37

He is. They are biscuits, not people.
No need for political correctness here.

The original story was the gingerbread man.

Snausage Wed 18-Oct-17 21:01:38

I had this disagreement with a friend at university many moons ago.

The next time I made them, I fashioned a penis for each one. She didn't mention it again.

WisestIsShe Wed 18-Oct-17 21:03:15

I like the way you roll snausage

saltandvinegarcrisps1 Wed 18-Oct-17 21:03:19

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ineedamoreadultieradult Wed 18-Oct-17 21:04:32

A local bakery when I was a child did different shapes for gingerbread men and women. The gingerbread women had skirts on so you got more biscuit and also more icing as the whole ankle length skirt was covered in icing where as the gingerbread men only had shorts on.

WisestIsShe Wed 18-Oct-17 21:05:09


doctorcuntybollocks Wed 18-Oct-17 21:05:17

Reminds me of this:

WisestIsShe Wed 18-Oct-17 21:06:11

Modest gingerbread women?? Now I've heard everything! Mine would have biker boots and piercings.

KrytensNanobots Wed 18-Oct-17 21:06:21

Gingerbread men of course. FFS.

Fekko Wed 18-Oct-17 21:07:06

My mum used to make gingerbread ducks and Scottie dogs.

shakeyourcaboose Wed 18-Oct-17 21:09:54

Also wouldn't fit with the song Newly baked this morning, look at my tan... Whaay-hey! I'm the gingerbread man person.....

lightcola Wed 18-Oct-17 21:10:43

Transgingers grin

WisestIsShe Wed 18-Oct-17 21:13:43

Ok, on your sound advice I have added a little note to the top of the tin.

WisestIsShe Wed 18-Oct-17 21:14:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

lalaloopyhead Wed 18-Oct-17 21:21:33

There was a bakery near my Grandmas that sold gingerbread pigs - they seemed like such treat!

But yes you are quite right they are gingerbread men.

The pigs on other hand were definitely not gender specific...

IHeartDodo Wed 18-Oct-17 21:22:22

You could say they are "Men" with a capital "M" - as in Mankind! the church out of changing all the words to the old hymns!

Schtinkay Wed 18-Oct-17 21:22:29

Are you fucking kidding?

Your 15 year old doesn't have anything more important to worry himself with?

Jesus wept

SecretSmellies Wed 18-Oct-17 21:22:53

Transgingers grin

I LOVE that!

Hidingalion Wed 18-Oct-17 21:24:18

Run, run, lest the situation worsen,
You can't catch me...

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