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To wonder about 'boobing babies'

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Biber Thu 17-Oct-19 16:14:44

There is a thread about SPaG, inappropriate Xs and (sincere, deeply felt shudder) the use of OF instead of HAVE in, for example, I should have asked on AIBU first.

A poster on there mentioned the phrase 'to boob one's baby'. It's about 50 years since I had an infant to my breast and I am not up to date with up to date terminology. This one, however, I had heard, and rather liked. The alliteration. The directness. Does it have the Mums Net seal of approval?

BertrandRussell Thu 17-Oct-19 16:16:00

I think it’s utterly vile-sorryi

DinoSn0re Thu 17-Oct-19 16:16:37

No. It’s awful.

formerbabe Thu 17-Oct-19 16:16:52

Awful

Areyoufree Thu 17-Oct-19 16:17:28

I like saying the word "boob" in any context, so it's fine by me.

Booooooooooooob.

xtinak Thu 17-Oct-19 16:18:05

There was a thread a month or so ago where the consensus seemed to be that it's terrible.

I'm with you though I like it.

KnifeAngel Thu 17-Oct-19 16:18:38

It's awful. So twee.

EugenesAxe Thu 17-Oct-19 16:19:58

I saw that a teacher had written ‘might of’ in a class learning target statement stuck in my DS’s book the other day. We need to stamp it out of the new generation of educators before we’re overrun 😞

In terms of boobing a baby, I don’t feel strongly either way. It's rather lazy I guess.

Bezalelle Thu 17-Oct-19 16:21:02

"To boob" is not a verb

< gavel >

Biber Thu 17-Oct-19 16:21:52

Ha. I'll just whisper it round here in that case. I still like it.

NoIDontWatchLoveIsland Thu 17-Oct-19 16:22:36

I hate when boob is used as a verb.

Whats wrong with " breastfeeding the baby". That's also alliterative.

MrsBungle Thu 17-Oct-19 16:22:41

Awful

xtinak Thu 17-Oct-19 16:23:01

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/3630054-The-verb-to-boob-makes-me-feel-all-kinds-of-terrible

Alsohuman Thu 17-Oct-19 16:24:13

Might of shudder

Stuckinanutshell Thu 17-Oct-19 16:24:17

I have a very aversion to it - to an almost comical level. Any variation too - boobing, offered the boob, baby was on the boob, was boobing all last night, etc.

If I’m honest, when I’ve actively heard it used in public it seems to be by mothers who go out of their way to make it clear they breastfeed.

Yes. Ok. Well done. It isn’t new. Shuffle along ... and take your flapping boobs with you to boob another day.

‘To boob’ and ‘boobing’ is right up there with ‘gash’ as an insult. Makes me shudder. I really hate it. Bleh.

Moist is fine ha ha.

Biber Thu 17-Oct-19 16:25:19

I saw that a teacher had written ‘might of’ in a class learning target statement stuck in my DS’s book the other day. We need to stamp it out of the new generation of educators before we’re overrun

Glory be. Horrendous. This is not new. The literacy levels of my daughter's tutors a decade or so back were too low.

Biber Thu 17-Oct-19 16:26:20

Gash as an insult?

FlamedToACrisp Thu 17-Oct-19 16:29:37

@Bezalelle

"To boob" is not a verb

Yes, it is. It means 'to make a mistake.'

Stompythedinosaur Thu 17-Oct-19 16:32:54

I hate it. Boob is such a sexualized term for breasts.

hammeringinmyhead Thu 17-Oct-19 16:32:58

A brand I bought some nice breastfeeding clothes from insists on describing customers as "boobing mummas". It almost put me off.

lazyarse123 Thu 17-Oct-19 16:33:30

I hate it.

FurbabyMama Thu 17-Oct-19 16:35:51

Literacy levels of some teachers never fail to amaze me! Although obviously it's not all teachers.

I think to boob is acceptable if it's used to mean hitting someone with a boob (like elbowing or kneeing someone): "I accidentally boobed my baby in the face when I turned round." (No, I'm not entirely sure how you'd manage that!) The thought of using it to mean breastfeeding is ridiculous and rather childish to me.

Owlsintowels Thu 17-Oct-19 16:36:06

I think it's the right side of cute / silly, I don't normally like cute things and I'm not a cutesy person. I'm surprised so many hate it.

xtinak Thu 17-Oct-19 16:36:22

I hate it. Boob is such a sexualized term for breasts.

But I feel like it's being reclaimed.

Celebelly Thu 17-Oct-19 16:37:10

I use it as a noun 'She wants boob' (only in certain circles!) but not as a verb.

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