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The verb 'to boob' makes me feel all kinds of terrible

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tenthstreet Fri 05-Jul-19 13:48:52

God I fucking hate this saying.

tenthstreet Fri 05-Jul-19 13:49:46

Oh god! Massive spelling error in the title!

I meant 'all kinds of terrible'. I don't feel kids.

@mnhq Please can you change it?

FineWordsForAPorcupine Fri 05-Jul-19 13:56:37

As in "the baby woke up so I boobed him back to sleep"?

I've only ever heard it on here, never in real life. For which I am very grateful.

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Fri 05-Jul-19 13:58:34

Ew. This can't actually be something people say IRL. It has to just be MN.

sparkli Fri 05-Jul-19 13:59:51

It makes me feel a bit peculiar, too. I also feel it makes a bit of mockery of breastfeeding for some reason.

Firecarrier Fri 05-Jul-19 14:00:20

It's vile.

ethelfleda Fri 05-Jul-19 14:01:34

I absolutely abhor the phrase ‘happy mummy, happy baby’
We all have our thing, don’t we.

ChocChocButtons Fri 05-Jul-19 14:01:42

@FineWordsForAPorcupine omg that gives me the rage “boobed the baby back to sleep!” Suffer vomit cringe!!! 😬

ChocChocButtons Fri 05-Jul-19 14:02:24

@sparkli to me it’s an arrogant aren’t I wonderful and special beautiful I breastfeed statement.

AguerosAngel Fri 05-Jul-19 14:04:56

I’ve never heard it before blush

It is a bit icky!

NeverGotMyPuppy Fri 05-Jul-19 14:06:18

Bor just you OP, I cant stand it.
I'm part of a breastfeeding support group on FB and it's full of the loathsome phrase. 'Boobing mummas' is another one. Bleugh.

Pipandmum Fri 05-Jul-19 14:07:59

Never heard or seen that expression. Yuck.

TurquoiseAndPurple Fri 05-Jul-19 14:09:11

@mnhq never mind editing the title. Please just remove the thread all together.

Marylou2 Fri 05-Jul-19 14:09:33

I thought it meant to make a mistake. If someone said they boobed I just wouldn't associate it with breasts. I've never heard it in this context.

Vivavivienne Fri 05-Jul-19 14:11:32

I am with you. It’s a hideous hideous phrase, any form of boobing, boobed, to boob..... vile.

GPatz Fri 05-Jul-19 14:12:05

I can't stand it either, but I really can't see any arrogance in it. It's just a crappy phrase. Each to their own.

feelingverylazytoday Fri 05-Jul-19 14:12:17

Turquoise why? Has it contravened the TOS in some way?

TurquoiseAndPurple Fri 05-Jul-19 14:13:56

Because I don't think mums to be shamed by the terminology they use to feed their child. It's just goady and rude.

Pursefirst Fri 05-Jul-19 14:14:48

Agreed. It is fucking hideous.

MamaFlintstone Fri 05-Jul-19 14:15:17

I hate it, but thankfully it’s one of those things people just type online rather than actually say in real life (IME).

VivienneHolt Fri 05-Jul-19 14:15:36

I do too. It is one of my most hated phrases. I’ve seen it elsewhere online (from Instagram yummy mummies trying desperately to show how relaxed and funny they are, usually) but no one in life has ever assaulted me with the phrase thank god.

HenSolo Fri 05-Jul-19 14:15:39

I’ve said it before. Soz! grin

TurquoiseAndPurple Fri 05-Jul-19 14:17:54

Pretty sure mumsnet is supposed to be a website to support mothers. Not bring them down for the words they use when doing their best to feed their child.

Minai Fri 05-Jul-19 14:18:24

Yes. I’m hearing it increasingly often and I don’t like it. Also, ‘I gave him some boob’ why not just say he had some milk or that you fed him?

Ihatesundays Fri 05-Jul-19 14:18:59

Boob juice - fucking disgusting

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