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to find the expression 'loved up' really irritating ?

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MaryAnnSingleton Wed 09-Jul-08 17:24:11

not sure why, it just grates.

MrsTiddles Wed 09-Jul-08 17:45:50

YANBU but worse is "I'm lovin it"

onebatmother Wed 09-Jul-08 18:47:12

loved up is bad <bitter old hag>
heads up is the very worst

Cryptoprocta Wed 09-Jul-08 21:03:01

"It does exactly what it says on the tin".

How did we express this sentiment before Ronseal adverts came along?

margoandjerry Wed 09-Jul-08 21:05:31

It really grates.

And this is not so much grating as puzzling: the woman who asked me, when my DD was about 3 weeks old, whether I was "blissed out". Ummm, no.

onebatmother Wed 09-Jul-08 21:10:59

ecstasy has a lot to answer for imo.

CoteDAzur Wed 09-Jul-08 21:16:12

I'm fairly sure that 'loved up' is used to describe people on ecstacy - love everybody, want to hug strangers, everyone is your friend, and you just have to tell them all about your life etc.

Used in any other (everyday) context, I agree it would be weird.

How come you hear it so often?

ilovemydog Wed 09-Jul-08 21:17:42

it isn't the words that are irritating.

It's the concept that people can be:

1) in love
2) smug
3) obviously getting enough sleep to enjoy each other.

Desiderata Wed 09-Jul-08 21:23:10

Yep! I'm all hated up about it. It makes me gag.

I like tits up, though.

onebatmother Wed 09-Jul-08 21:30:09


cocolepew Wed 09-Jul-08 21:32:22

YANBU I hate the phrase 'killer heels' more though.

cocolepew Wed 09-Jul-08 21:32:22

YANBU I hate the phrase 'killer heels' more though.

margoandjerry Wed 09-Jul-08 21:33:03

Can I also ask when people suddenly decided, in unison, to start saying "back in the day" - usually meaning 1987 or sometimes 1992.

When was this agreed and why was I not consulted?

cheeset Wed 09-Jul-08 21:42:17

I hate *'It's all good'* What is?

Common people say s**t like this, poor vocabgrin

LittleBella Wed 09-Jul-08 21:44:27

No yanbu to be irritated by the expression.

You would be very unreasonable if you rounded people up and sent them to re-education camps for using it though.

Desiderata Wed 09-Jul-08 21:50:49

I had a boyfriend once, who, when desirous of oral sex, would say ......

'Can I lick you?'

I wanted to break his fucking neck!

ilovemydog Wed 09-Jul-08 21:52:10

desiderata: now i'm just jealous....

LittleBella Wed 09-Jul-08 21:53:51

Bloody ungrateful Desi


cocolepew Wed 09-Jul-08 21:55:33

Desi, my friends DH asks for 'a munch' hmm

Desiderata Wed 09-Jul-08 22:02:01

I reckon I'd rather a munch than a lick grin

I used to grab him by his ears and say ...

'Do not speak ....'

<I also hate the word 'pussy'. If someone asked to lick my pussy, I think I might black out and actually kill them in a red mist>.

Desiderata Wed 09-Jul-08 22:02:22


cheeset Wed 09-Jul-08 22:03:20

ha hagrin

GoatisLOLing Wed 09-Jul-08 22:06:01

do we have to talk about oral sex now or can imention that i HATE it when people say 'hello you' or anything else that smacks of thinking you are living in an american wise cracking sit com.

staryeyed Wed 09-Jul-08 22:08:30

I cringe when someone says/writes "mate/s" I have no reason, I just really hate the word.

margoandjerry Wed 09-Jul-08 22:12:27

GoatisLOLing, I have to refrain myself from stabbing people with a plastic fork in Pret when they say:

"can I get a such and such coffee"

rather than the English "can I have..." or "I'd like a..."

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