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To hate it when people shorten the names of food?

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muminthecity Sun 30-Jun-13 22:16:48

Strawbs is the worst one I've heard recently. Veg, spag bol and pots also set my teeth on edge. I don't mind so much when they are written down, it's when they're said out loud that I find it fills me with rage irritating. None of these are particularly difficult words to say so why? Why do it? Anyone else feel my pain, or am I just weird?

(In case anyone asks, I know it isn't the biggest problem in the world, and yes I do have better things to worry about wink.)

flipflopper Sun 30-Jun-13 22:18:35

mayo is one I hate

I really hate "spag bol", never heard of "pots" though!

PipkinsPal Sun 30-Jun-13 22:20:12


ShatnersBassoon Sun 30-Jun-13 22:20:56

I like it. I had qui and sal for tea.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 30-Jun-13 22:20:59


PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 30-Jun-13 22:21:36

I had sou and crack for sup-sups.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 30-Jun-13 22:22:51

HamWIDGE, Pelvic. Honestly...

HooverFairy Sun 30-Jun-13 22:23:42

YANBU, I unreasonably get irritated by this too. The other extreme version of this I especially hate is when adults refer to food as some ridiculous derivative of its proper name when speaking to children, like moo- moo for milk and nahna for banana.

Yeah I have better things to worry about too, but who can resist a good moan?

OwlinaTree Sun 30-Jun-13 22:23:43

Is pom bear short for potato and maize bear shaped snack product? bear

Marrow Sun 30-Jun-13 22:23:53

Oh dear. Don't think you'd like to visit us then! Tonight, amongst other things, we've had pot salad, cuke and toms, and yog, strawbs and bloobs(blueberries) for pudding!

OHforDUCKScake Sun 30-Jun-13 22:25:11

I call parsnips, 'snips'.

Do I get a prize? grin

HooverFairy Sun 30-Jun-13 22:25:24

Pipkin, exactly my point.

OwlinaTree Sun 30-Jun-13 22:26:24

Sorry that should be potato and modified starch bear shaped snack product.

BrianTheMole Sun 30-Jun-13 22:26:42

OJ. Does that count? I like OJ.

WhiteShakette Sun 30-Jun-13 22:27:17

I hate 'sarnies' and 'choccy', and 'biccies' makes me want to throw things.

UnrequitedSkink Sun 30-Jun-13 22:28:19

Slightly unrelated but I want to strangle mildly berate my friend when she tells me (several times now) that she and her DH and 2 DSs call Parmesan 'smelly sock cheese'. angry

bootsycollins Sun 30-Jun-13 22:28:39


UnrequitedSkink Sun 30-Jun-13 22:29:12

It's the hilarity she seems to think this merits I think...

VixZenFenchell Sun 30-Jun-13 22:30:07

Spag bol is better than spag bog! Hate it (the name not the meal).

Not so bothered by pots, though I'd think someone was referring to dirty dishes as opposed to potatoes.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 30-Jun-13 22:30:08

Oops, yes, I did indeed wich the widge blush

oh tennis tennis tennis tennis

Sokmonsta Sun 30-Jun-13 22:30:11

Mac n cheese, or mac cheese.

How about spud? It's like a nickname for a potato.

I use 'snips too! And 'shrooms. I have 'chup on my chips. You'd hate me, OP. YABU.

crumblepie Sun 30-Jun-13 22:30:40

we use spuds , tommy sauce , toms , cu , cant think of any more at the mo smile

Doilooklikeatourist Sun 30-Jun-13 22:31:40

I quite like Spag Bol , Mayo , Roasties , Vicky Sponge ..
What I don't like is vegetables pronounced Veg eh toubles

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