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To hate 'fluffy' speak?

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ItsNovemberFFS Fri 23-Nov-12 09:07:33

Stop referring to my DH as 'hubby'.
Stop referring to my DD as 'bubs'.

Side note: Learn to put apostrophes and commas in the right place.

WheresMyCow Fri 23-Nov-12 09:52:43


echt Fri 23-Nov-12 10:52:46

I live in the land of "bubs" - Australia.

Where people "pass", instead of "die".

They "battle" against cancer instead of "dying of".

Hate the mealy-mouthed, sentimental shite of it all.

cheekybaubles Fri 23-Nov-12 10:57:39

Adults saying "tummy" yuk.

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Fri 23-Nov-12 10:58:57

I work with a woman who says "pwease."

One day I am going to punch here in the face.

tryingtoleave Fri 23-Nov-12 11:03:29

I hate 'battle' against cancer. It's like you've done something wrong when you lose. I didn't realise that was an australianism. Having lost two members of my family to cancer, I know that you suffer from cancer, you don't battle it.

ClippedPhoenix Fri 23-Nov-12 11:04:03

I know someone who says "likkle" and I'm going to punch her face in soon too grin

olddogs Fri 23-Nov-12 11:05:47

but it just so funny... when you see a rational adult, disolve into fluffy speak!

We should set up a new MN reponse 'Did you mean to be so funny?'

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 23-Nov-12 11:10:50

I like the character in 'Miranda' that can't open her gob without fluff issuing forth.. 'tremendulendo!..... but at least she's meant to be funny smile Anyone going on about 'Chrimbo' can be ritually disembowelled as far as I'm concerned.

TickleFlower Fri 23-Nov-12 11:13:38

Bubs and bubba really pisses me off!

Jingleflobba Fri 23-Nov-12 11:18:00

I have one friend (who I love dearly) who uses the full shebang. Her new daughter is her 'ickle bubs', her son who is the same age as my DD is her "ickle prince/man" and once put a request to some friends on her fb page ending in "pwetty pwease". Seriously, she's a lovely woman but I had to hide her updates on fb in the end as I am far too fond of her to read the shite she puts there!

PeggyCarter Fri 23-Nov-12 11:18:18

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echt Fri 23-Nov-12 11:18:38

sad for you tryingtoleave; it's not peculiar to Australia, but endemic down under. The boldness of UK obituaries, particularly those in the Guardian is a tonic.

MrsBungleBear Fri 23-Nov-12 11:25:39

I hate 'battle' against cancer. It's like you've done something wrong when you lose. I didn't realise that was an australianism. Having lost two members of my family to cancer, I know that you suffer from cancer, you don't battle it.

YES YES! My DM died of cancer aged 52. The word 'battle' or 'won the fight against cancer' annoys me. Mum died because they discovered the cancer too late. She didn't just give up and not bother to 'fight'. I nursed my mum at home while she died a painful horrible death from cancer.

Anyway, sorry!

OP, you are not being unreasonable. Can't stand bubs and bubba and ickle etc. Yuk!

Softlysoftly Fri 23-Nov-12 11:30:18

See now I'm worried, DDs get called "Baba" by DH, but it's a Bengali thing (meaning Dads girl), but what if he meets a MNer that thinks he's being all:

"awww Ickle baba"

He'll get punched in the face shock

YANBU btw cultural differences taken into account smile

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 23-Nov-12 11:30:56

Could we also put a blanket ban on 'issues'? They're just fluffy problems trying to sound more important than they are. No, you're not 'addressing your issues', you're dealing with a problem...

FivesAndNorks Fri 23-Nov-12 11:37:08

Football managers always "hit back" at any criticism (usually with a bland, non-violent sentence)

Dogsmom Fri 23-Nov-12 11:43:55

I use fluffy speak when I talk to my dogs and then reply to myself from them in same fluffiness.

Me: Ooh you are such a chunky wunky, fluffy bear and Mommy loves you so much
Me to me in 'dog voice' : Yes I am a lovely chunky wunky and I love you too mummy.

No wonder I don't have many friends......

FreudiansSlipper Fri 23-Nov-12 11:56:33

yes i do dislike it.

even more so after catching myself saying Hello Mr Wolf in a fluffy voice at the zoo recently. What a prat poor ds the shame and poor wolf

i use that stupid fluffy voice when talking to my cat too not sure if he likes it or is humoring me but he purrs when i call him mummys handsome little pusscat soldier grin

MrsBungleBear Fri 23-Nov-12 12:13:23

Ha ha , I do speak in a fluffy manner to my dog and my baby. But not in public so actual people can actually hear me wink

mojitomo Fri 23-Nov-12 12:27:50

Pmsl at mummys little pusscat soldier! grin

mollister Fri 23-Nov-12 13:25:18

I use baba to my daughter (teenager) it's Irish for baby - sorry if spelled wrong to anyone who knows. I think it's one of those words that have travelled the world and show we all started off speaking the same language (half heard programme on R4). But agree it's for home use only and said with irony to anyone over six

StuntGirl Fri 23-Nov-12 13:30:23

PMSL at Mr Wolf and pusscat soldier grin

Creamtea1 Fri 23-Nov-12 13:33:47

All these words need to be banned and users banished somewhere

Tinuviel Fri 23-Nov-12 15:20:57

I use fluffy talk to DS (15) but only to annoy him!!

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