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Salivating over meeting children-gross

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poshme Wed 27-Mar-19 14:05:57

The speaker of the House of Commons has said today that he went to meet some schoolchildren and 'positively salivated over the experience'
AIBU to think this is entirely inappropriate? And gross?

TheQueef Wed 27-Mar-19 14:07:43

I don't like the fella but he doesn't really eat children.

lexiconmistress Wed 27-Mar-19 14:18:40

I've seen Bercow. He's much too small to eat a whole adult which is why he's limited to snacking on children.

pigsDOfly Wed 27-Mar-19 14:22:04

What an extremely odd way of putting it. I assume he's saying he's looking forward to the experience, rather than he's hoping they'll be served up for lunch.

Whatever, he's an odious little man anyway.

EstrellaDamn Wed 27-Mar-19 14:22:42

Only if you're looking to sexualise what was meant as an innocent statement confused

Chouetted Wed 27-Mar-19 14:24:14

I like children myself but couldn't eat a whole one.

He didn't mean it seriously!

BlackSatinDancer Wed 27-Mar-19 14:28:35

That was very unfortunate terminology to use. I bet he's mortified.

onalongsabbatical Wed 27-Mar-19 14:46:19

I think if you had to spend all day every day keeping order in Parliament the idea of half an hour with some children would make you positively delirious with joy and ecstasy. Which is undoubtedly what he meant.

ToEarlyForDecorations Wed 27-Mar-19 14:50:26

I've seen Bercow. He's much too small to eat a whole adult which is why he's limited to snacking on children.

What a fantastic response !

NCforthis2019 Wed 27-Mar-19 14:54:31

Wtf?! What is wrong with you that your sexualising it?! Get a grip op. You know what he meant - not the best choice of words but I find you talking about it even stranger.

wigglypiggly Wed 27-Mar-19 14:55:25

I think he was just joking, why do people always have to see something badconfused

AdamNichol Wed 27-Mar-19 14:57:07

Language gap between the plebs and the parliamentists

DarlingNikita Wed 27-Mar-19 15:13:41

Oh, he's just gushing a bit and trying to be funny at the same time. Fuss about nothing.

CatCatDog Wed 27-Mar-19 15:14:08

He didn't salivate and masticate!

KurriKurri Wed 27-Mar-19 15:18:01

He always uses unnecessarily flowery language - and I think that's what he was doing here. Innapropriate - possibly - but I'd say accidentally so.
If your job is essentially roaring, braying and making other upper class noises (and controlling other noise makers) then you probably start spouting all sorts of shit.

HeritageCarrot Wed 27-Mar-19 15:18:26

He’s a strange little chap

poshme Wed 27-Mar-19 15:20:51

I don't think talking about it is strange. I think it was an inappropriate thing to say.
I work with young people & if a colleague said this we'd be concerned.

ineedaknittedhat Wed 27-Mar-19 15:23:21

It's the House of Commons. I think we should be concerned about all of them tbh.

StitchingMoss Wed 27-Mar-19 15:23:38

I work with children too but this is nothing to get worked up about hmm.

Or are you trying to claim he’s a paedophile?

ShitAtScarbble Wed 27-Mar-19 15:28:27

What very peculiar thought processes you have OP. Care to explain exactly how you made the leap? Because to my way of thinking yours is extremely unhealthy.

RevokeRemainRebuild Wed 27-Mar-19 15:28:34

I heard this. He wasn't salivating about meeting the children but about visiting the MP's constituency where he met the kids. The MP had complained about 2 Ministers visiting the MP's constituency without having the courtesy to inform him. The Speaker spoke about his visit. He used "salivating" as a lighthearted IMHO way of expressing how much he enjoyed the visit.

TheQueef Wed 27-Mar-19 15:28:48

What does salivate mean to you Poshme ?

Beeziekn33ze Wed 27-Mar-19 15:29:39

OP - unecessary oxygen of publicity

user1473878824 Wed 27-Mar-19 15:31:58

Please explain exactly why it's 'inappropriate'?

Because I think we all know what you're trying to get at and you're the one making it inappropriate.

Klopptimist Wed 27-Mar-19 15:35:01

But people say their DC are 'scrumptious', 'delicious', and 'ooh, I could eat them up'. Admittedly, it does make me think about cannibalism but I don't see how this is any different.

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