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To want to obliterate the words 'bub' and 'bubba'

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jamoncrumpets Thu 19-Apr-18 11:24:29

Particularly from the Pregnancy forum?

echt Thu 19-Apr-18 11:29:40

For post-menopausal reasons I'm not on that forum. It's widespread in Australia, where I live.

I detest it. Up there with little man.


BatmanFlewAway Thu 19-Apr-18 11:30:36

Yep I hate it but I hate little man more.

upthewolves Thu 19-Apr-18 11:34:20

Yes all babies are bubs here in Australia!

TrickyD Thu 19-Apr-18 11:36:21

I don't mind it - anyway as far as our newish DGS is concerned.It seems to have become his name "How's Bub?", "Whart's Bub up to?" , "Hello Bub" .

Staying with them at the weekend I wondered aloud if he would still be Bub when he is an adult. Then it was pointed out that his dad, at 46, still answers to "Duck" , his own baby name.

LovelySouffle Thu 19-Apr-18 11:48:09

But where will I go to eat shrimp? shock

jaimelannistersgoldenhand Thu 19-Apr-18 12:07:47

Hubby needs to go on your list too.

LeighaJ Thu 19-Apr-18 12:09:29

Only rednecks say bubba in the US, I've never understood why anyone would use it. Or sissy either.

jamoncrumpets Thu 19-Apr-18 12:10:51

Bubba, Bubs, Hubby, Hubs, Wifey - they can all get in the sea

qu1rky Thu 19-Apr-18 12:13:12

Bubs when I was a child was another name for breasts.

I can't help but smirk when I hear people calling their children 'tit' grin

happymummy12345 Thu 19-Apr-18 12:15:19

I hate all forms of baby talk. There's no need for it at all.
I love little man though. Ds has been little man since we found out we had a boy when he was born.

WhiteCoyote Thu 19-Apr-18 12:16:51

Oh dear. Mine is both bubba and little man. grin

Fieau Thu 19-Apr-18 12:19:15

I hate "babby" (bab-be?) drives me insane!!!!

PavlovianLunge Thu 19-Apr-18 12:21:19

Can we add nom and om nom nom to the obliteration list? And ‘this one’. And ‘cheeky’ anything. angry

DanceDisaster Thu 19-Apr-18 12:23:56

Oooooh I’m not at all keen on bubs or bubba. Little man doesn’t bother me though. I call ds mister man for some reason.

FloydOnThePull Thu 19-Apr-18 12:24:38

My SIL bubba'd me in an IM this morning, I nearly cried when I saw it. She's a fantastic woman and I love her like she were my actual sister but I'm now thinking I might have to go NC with her. She gets the benefit of the doubt this once....

DanceDisaster Thu 19-Apr-18 12:25:05

And babby is fine to me too. Also ba. I think that may be regional though as I grew up in NI.

jamoncrumpets Thu 19-Apr-18 12:25:15

Om nom can fuck RIGHT off too

jamoncrumpets Thu 19-Apr-18 12:26:33

Also, my DS isn't a little man. He's 3. He's very very pre pubescent and still has chubby toddler hands. He's a little boy.

Purplehammer Thu 19-Apr-18 12:40:59

Sibling, why just why.
Would you introduce your sister/brother as “this is my sibling”
Even the sound of the word is awful.

TrickyD Thu 19-Apr-18 13:21:08

I agree that LO is dreadful, and Little Man, along with Hubby. Also Nan and Nanna, but this Granny hotly defends our Bub being just that.

Fridasfridgefreezer Thu 19-Apr-18 14:30:49

Little man makes me irritable.

Nom can fuck off.

Mulberry72 Thu 19-Apr-18 14:35:25

Group emails or text/Whatsapp messages or whatever that begin “Hi Peeps” absolutely boil my piss!!

What’s wrong with “Hi All/Everyone”? angry

Seafoodeatit Thu 19-Apr-18 17:26:44

I hate all the weird twee language, I dislike it more so when it's adults talking to each other. We were at a NT property a few weeks ago and heard a woman in the car opposite ours say ' here are your booties baby'. I assumed she was talking to a child but nope it was a grown man, what kind of a name is that for bloody wellingtons anyhow?

TheJoyOfSox Thu 19-Apr-18 18:36:24

@Seafoodeatit this is totally off topic, but you’ve just reminded me of a when I referred to a couple as Mr & Mrs National Trust, the name stuck for describing anyone who looked let’s say vanilla, dull, unassuming or safe.
Until I got my words in a bit of a muddle and called someone Mr & Mrs National Front! Good job I was only talking to my DH.

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