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poshsinglemum Thu 05-Nov-09 21:44:18


Horrible word anyway. I find it really sexist and prefer the term bachelorette.

I put her straight and told her what I thought of the term and that I couldn't be a spinster anyway as i have a child. Also, if she is a friend she shouldn't make snide comments.

She is single AND childless.

This friend always puts me down subtely so i may have to call time.

poshsinglemum Thu 05-Nov-09 21:47:55

Sorry bizarre thread title.

To be annoyed that my friend called me a spinster.

Typing with a toddler wrestling with my boobs is a nightmare!

ilove Thu 05-Nov-09 21:49:09

What the hell is a bachelorette?

NoBiggy Thu 05-Nov-09 21:49:55

it'a a tiny cup-a-soup

hf128219 Thu 05-Nov-09 21:50:05

Do you spin wool? Maybe that's what she meant. If not YANBU.

However if you do YABU.

And maybe she chooses to be single - and childless.

JockTamsonsBairns Thu 05-Nov-09 21:50:14

Spinster is awful, but then "bachelorette" ain't much better really. Why do you need a term for what you are? Aren't you just single?

ImSoNotTelling Thu 05-Nov-09 21:50:55

shock she sounds like a right meany.

You are right in that the image of a spinster does not include cheery ankle-biters all over the shop smile

Is she the same age as you? Um she's the spinster. While you are not only not a spinster, you are also posh, I hear grin

YANBU why do you see her?

BoneYard Thu 05-Nov-09 21:51:25

Is Bachelorette a patch you stick on your arm that smells of unwashed socks and snores at let you know what you're missing?

postal Thu 05-Nov-09 21:51:25

ROFL at NoBiggy

Rindercella Thu 05-Nov-09 21:52:23

Spinster? Nah. Bachelorette? Big fat nay.

Posh Single Mum? Bloody marvellous grin

postal Thu 05-Nov-09 21:52:23

a spinster is someone who has never been married

generally an elderly someone

ConnieComplaint Thu 05-Nov-09 21:52:57

Isn't a spinster a skinny bitter old aunt who never married, has no children and is ver ver rich? hmm

Is that you????

If so, YABU grin

NoBiggy Thu 05-Nov-09 21:54:58


How you're described when the vicar reads the Banns.

Unless they've adopted bachelorette in the last 25 years.

Rindercella Thu 05-Nov-09 21:55:45

A spinster is only very rich though Connie as she has no children. She would be a pauper if she was a mother! grin

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