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To really dislike the word 'Lush'?

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pavlovthecat Sat 06-Jun-09 07:42:55

Its just so common sounding.

I have just read it being used somewhere - 'oh she looks lush, it would be lush to use it tomorrow at her birthday' in reference to a photo of an old lady drunk as a lord.


echt Sat 06-Jun-09 07:49:03

I associate it with pissed-up Geordie lasses, the Fat Slags, in fact. I should emphasise that I do not disapprove of the FSs as they always win.

belgo Sat 06-Jun-09 07:49:52

YABU. It's a word from my childhood and I feel all sentimental about it.

Tamarto Sat 06-Jun-09 08:06:10

I love their products.

OrmIrian Sat 06-Jun-09 08:12:41

It is a good word for describing vegetation. But not as a general indication of approbation.

So there.

OrmIrian Sat 06-Jun-09 08:13:29

I also hate 'fabby' and 'fave'

Whilst we are on the subject of word snobbery.

PuppyMonkey Sat 06-Jun-09 08:15:14

I hate walking past Lush shops. The flowery soap smell makes we want to vomit.

pavlovthecat Sat 06-Jun-09 08:25:22

It means 'excessively drunk person' or something does it not - so echt your associations are partly correct!

I am not the most poetic speaker in the world. I have my faults, but this word just makes me cringe.

Feel free to add your own word snobbery pet hates (i don't like fabby or fave either)

pavlovthecat Sat 06-Jun-09 08:27:06

I am guessing, having thought about it, that Lush is an abbreviation of the word 'luscious'? It must be. So why not use that perfectly acceptable word?

StealthPolarBear Sat 06-Jun-09 08:33:25

I hate it too - seems to be getting more popular

Longtalljosie Sat 06-Jun-09 08:36:02

It's because of Gavin and Stacey I expect. I've never really heard it but my Welsh friends tell me it's really common (as in usual) in Wales - is that where you are?

noddyholder Sat 06-Jun-09 08:37:56

Me too.The shop aswell gives me instant nausea and a headache with its overpowering cheap smells!

ABetaDad Sat 06-Jun-09 08:39:35

I like 'lush' its a local word where we live that I am not used to hearing. The first time I heard it was when a big hairy builder turned to me and said "your DW makes a lovely cup of coffee - its really lush"

Walking past the Lush shop I always thnk it would be nice if they also sold real eatable things as well as cosmetics. Things like icecreams, sorbets, cakes and smoothees and coffee. I am sure they would get loads of business because the smell draws people in.

pavlovthecat Sat 06-Jun-09 08:40:34

longtallsally - no close enough though, in Devon!

But, the person I heard it from, they live in Essex!

rasputin Sat 06-Jun-09 08:42:08

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rasputin Sat 06-Jun-09 08:46:21

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pavlovthecat Sat 06-Jun-09 08:46:24

rasputin yes, in the correct context, it is fine. but as a reference to an old drunk woman in a photo, not fine!

Ivykaty44 Sat 06-Jun-09 08:46:27

A lush is a woman who drinks before midday due to the need for a drink at that time of day.

pavlovthecat Sat 06-Jun-09 08:47:13

ivy - lol, maybe it was used in context for part of how I heard it used then grin

potatofactory Sat 06-Jun-09 08:47:19

Talking about the shop, I find it REALLY offensive - so much so that I have thought of complaining! Are there laws about smell pollution? Repulsive! At best it smells like toilet cleaner!

I hate the word too.

And fab / fabby / fave, etc.

I am a curmudgeon, in case you hadn't guessed grin

daftpunk Sat 06-Jun-09 08:48:36

i like the word...(and the products)

i use fab and fave on here ...(sorry ormirian)...never heard of fabby though..

rasputin Sat 06-Jun-09 08:48:59

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Ivykaty44 Sat 06-Jun-09 08:55:32

If someone called me a lush - I would be really insulted.

I only like a tipple grin

As far as I know a lush is a term for a female drunk - not a male

pavlovthecat Sat 06-Jun-09 08:57:42

daftpunk - i use fab. But not fabby, or fave. Fab is a good word though. Although I prefer fabulous!

I think also, what bothers me about this word Lush, is when it is used by people who are not 'yoof'. Which I sort of expect, some kind of street language perhaps. But 'grown ups? no.

noddyholder Sat 06-Jun-09 09:01:46

I have never smelt any essential oils as vile as those!They are like cheap disinfectants in fancy wrappers.

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