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Itssohothere Fri 25-May-18 16:18:11

AIBU to hate most phrases regarding trying to turn the word ‘children’ into some disgustingly sickly sounding alternative?

So far my list of words I refuse to use to refer to my children:

- tiny ones
- little ones
- kiddies
- kiddos
- little poppets

They all make me confused

I’m not a very maternal person. I love my own children, but in general I’m not a massive fun of other people’s children. Perhaps this is why I hate these words. grin

What phrases do you guys hate and AIBU?

And just for the record, other phrases I hate:

“Making memories,” to me everything is a memory, I don’t understand this. A lot of my memories are not good ones, so but this phrase all memories are positive. hmm

- “pyjammies/jammies” instead of pyjamas. It literally makes me cringe.

Pengggwn Fri 25-May-18 17:01:26

Loads of veggies

Cherrypie32 Fri 25-May-18 17:03:47

Same as you, can’t bear kiddies, makes me cringe as does anyone on social media ‘making memories’.

GreatDuckCookery Fri 25-May-18 17:05:04

Yorkie puds angry

Pengggwn Fri 25-May-18 17:05:18

Toms and pots 🤢

Pengggwn Fri 25-May-18 17:05:43

Posh chocs 🤢

ShatnersBassoon Fri 25-May-18 17:06:27

'Needs gone'. It seems to be the phrase of choice for people flogging their old crap on Facebook.

AmethystRaven Fri 25-May-18 17:07:48

I hate 'safeguarding issue'. It's bizarre, I have no idea why, I just cringe when I hear it!

Tiptopj Fri 25-May-18 17:08:10

Dummies being called dodies. I think it's a regional thing but it really grates on me.

Peterrabbitscarrots Fri 25-May-18 17:08:41

Little man
Picky meal

Pengggwn Fri 25-May-18 17:08:45


Oh thank god someone else hates that! It's the pseudo-official-amateur-sleuth smuggery of it for me.

ohbigdaddio Fri 25-May-18 17:11:01

'It is what it is' really annoys me!

LeChatDeNuit Fri 25-May-18 17:12:08

Seconding Toms and Pots. Also Spuds. angry

bert3400 Fri 25-May-18 17:13:26

Fur Babies...they are dogs ffs

SheGotBetteDavisEyes Fri 25-May-18 17:14:31

'BIts and pits' makes me feel sick.
Picky meal/things/bits
Make a brew

LoislovesStewie Fri 25-May-18 17:14:35

Everything is bloody iconic at present. Could another word be used occasionally?

bert3400 Fri 25-May-18 17:15:21

"Oh my days"....when did this start being used and why ?

Fromage Fri 25-May-18 17:18:00

"Reach out" and all its deritives. The word you are looking for is probably "contacting."

Unless you are the Four Tops in which case carry on.

MinisterforCheekyFuckery Fri 25-May-18 17:18:43

I hate 'safeguarding issue'. It's bizarre, I have no idea why, I just cringe when I hear it!

Probably because, when it's used on MN at least, half the time the thing they're talking about isn't actually a "safeguarding issue" at all.

Tiptopj Fri 25-May-18 17:20:17

And people who post photos of food with the caption "nom nom nom"

especially when they're on their "holibobs"

Chelseajunior Fri 25-May-18 17:22:04

Veggies and hubby confused

MinisterforCheekyFuckery Fri 25-May-18 17:24:08

"Reach out" is the absolute worst. It's so inane I struggle not to visibly cringe every time I hear someone use it. You're talking about ringing or emailing someone for fucks sake, just say what you fucking mean!!

saturdaynightgin Fri 25-May-18 17:28:04

‘Where you to?’ instead of ‘where are you?’ angryangryangry

WTFsMyUserName Fri 25-May-18 17:29:16


Squirrelinatree Fri 25-May-18 17:30:17

seconding "holibobs" 😷

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