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to find the use of "oh sugar" in a children's advert unnecessary

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jellysmummy Fri 27-Jul-07 09:28:23

The advert for the new Fisher Price indestructable camera features the voice of a small child using the phrase "oh sugar" surely this is what parents use instead of oh shit, does anyone else find this unnecessary. I certainly don't won't my 2dds copying

IntergalacticWalrus Fri 27-Jul-07 09:30:34

I'd rather DS1 said "oh sugar" than a lot of other things he could potentially say

Don't see what's wrong with it tbh

Nemo2007 Fri 27-Jul-07 09:31:11

Ermm I dont know how I feel about that, yes your right it is what most parents use instead of oh shit. However I tend to say darn it which DS says aswell now so at least it is better than actually swearing.

yogimum Fri 27-Jul-07 11:24:04

I agree jellysmummy. I was a bit taken back when I saw the advert the other day.

DarrellRivers Fri 27-Jul-07 11:27:02

Could understand the problem if he was saying 'oh shit'....

HappyDaddy Fri 27-Jul-07 13:46:50

I agree.

He should have said "bollocks".

MaryAnnSingleton Fri 27-Jul-07 13:50:59

happydaddy !!

Hulababy Fri 27-Jul-07 14:02:26

Can't see the problem with it. Not swearing. We can't ban every turn of phrase surely? DD says "Oh my goodness" a fair bit when she does something like drop an item, etc. . Not sure where that has come from.

Charlottesweb Fri 27-Jul-07 14:05:43

Is it just mine that says "Oh crap" then

Joking really...

Desiderata Fri 27-Jul-07 14:10:29

My ds says bollocks quite a lot. I got away with it when it was borricks, but now I can't.

My MiL recently asked me where he got it from. Not one to put a spin on things, I said 'well me, obviously.'

chopster Fri 27-Jul-07 14:18:51


Isnt the whole point of saying 'oh sugar' so that kids do pick this up rather than shit!

chopster Fri 27-Jul-07 14:19:36

mine say bugger. It all started with a mispronounciation of buggy and it stuck. They are only 2. God knows what it will be later.

agnesnitt Fri 27-Jul-07 14:30:02

There's a whole raft of excellent phrases that get bandies about my house on a regular basis. Current favourites are 'fiddlesticks' 'pants!' 'curses!' and 'crumbs'.

Can you tell I'm trying really hard not to swear?


HappyDaddy Fri 27-Jul-07 15:28:34

I find 'Rats!' is my commonly used term. It can mean anything from 'oh dear' to 'shit' or even 'fuck' but dd just thinks it's funny and is harmless.

It's taken me ages to find a suitable replacement for the above!!

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