Advanced search HATE it when people talk about "solids" in a food-related context?

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greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 19:02:16

It makes me think of TOILETS

Moreover, it makes me think of toilets in a detailed, nuts-and-bolts, ships' toilets and U-bends sort of way.



EscapeFrom Wed 25-Jul-07 19:04:46

It doesn't make me think of toilets, it makes me think of ill people in hospital. Babies are not ill people.

harpsichordcarrier Wed 25-Jul-07 19:04:56

harpsichordcarrier Wed 25-Jul-07 19:05:18

<red rag to a bull>

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 19:06:05

aarrrrrrrgh, fuck off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thomcat Wed 25-Jul-07 19:07:16

Talking of a baby going onto solids makes you think of ship toilets and u-bends - ????? Errr okaayyyyyy!

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 19:08:45

My father has a history of Living On Boats - really old, really crap boats - and believe me, the toilet arrangements can be complicated, there are all sorts of rules about exactly what you can and can't "do" where......

<foetal position>

Katy44 Wed 25-Jul-07 19:10:13

Especially since most of them aren't that 'solid' - baby rice and puree
What would you call them instead?

MrsRonWeasley Wed 25-Jul-07 19:10:46

I have to say solids at work because in the context of what I do it is the exact opposite of liquids (I work in a hospital btw)

I've never heard the term solids used to mean something bowel related, sure it's not just you!!

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 19:15:41

"solid food" would be just about tolerable....but not "solids"


Katy44 Wed 25-Jul-07 19:16:05

Or maybe 'slops'?

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 19:18:14

<runs from room clutching mouth>

Katy44 Wed 25-Jul-07 19:19:09

come back come back
Does that sound like pig food?

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 20:50:40

pig food? No, it reminds me of toilets - PRISON toilets this time

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 20:53:50

Barking. Bloody barking. You haven't been this mad for MONTHS, Greeny.

It's good to have you back

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 20:55:51

LOL, I've found a neurosis Franny hasn't got

TOILETS I tell you. Disgusting. Savages.

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 20:57:48

Crikey you are foaming at the mouth. Marvellous.

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 20:59:35

Oh you know this necklace btw. People STARE at it all the time when they are talking to me. But they never mention it, which is what I would expect them to do normally, if they liked it. They just STARE and then remain silent, wearing an expression that I believe intimates

"I am trying not to let on that I have noticed she is wearing a necklace made from bits of old scraps glued together by a LOON"

EricGallagher Wed 25-Jul-07 21:00:14

I have no idea what you mean.

Do you mean it reminds you of poo?

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 21:00:35

No, they are marvelling at your wonderfully craggy and twisty old turkey-neck

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 21:02:21

Well, Eric, if you went to a toilet on a boat and there was a sign on the door saying "No solids", what would YOU make of it?!?!


FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 21:06:19

Well it is funny that I have had the same twisty old turkey neck for years and years but suddenly, just when I am co-incidentally wearing a mad old bit of tat on it, everyone feels the need to stare in an anxious and slightly alarmed fashion

greensleeves Wed 25-Jul-07 21:11:57

even turkeys age

FrannyandZooey Wed 25-Jul-07 22:25:19

rude mad lady

how's your kidneys?

greensleeves Thu 26-Jul-07 10:59:32

kidneys improving but still giving a bit of gyp, you glorified ironing board

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