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The phrase "Breton top" makes me heave

(176 Posts)
MaureenShit Sun 27-Jan-13 07:34:39

No one says this in rl. They say "a stripey t shirt " fgs

dexter73 Sun 27-Jan-13 08:11:48

Same with 'crisp white shirt' - makes me stabby.

womblingalong Sun 27-Jan-13 08:14:59

Also "a slim trouser" and "sourcing a piece", rather than buying something FGS

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 27-Jan-13 08:16:40


MaureenShit Sun 27-Jan-13 08:20:49

It's the way posters on HERE talk. Fair enough in copy. Bit keep it out if here. ballet flats

MaureenShit Sun 27-Jan-13 08:21:34

Those endless fuck whittery humble brag what are you wearing today threads.

They make me stabby

lightrain Sun 27-Jan-13 08:22:25

So don't read style and beauty!

MaureenShit Sun 27-Jan-13 08:23:30

I reserve the right to whinge.

libertychick Sun 27-Jan-13 08:33:17

I reserve the right to spout endless fuck whittery grin!

lightrain Sun 27-Jan-13 08:34:31

Maureen - I sense a theme with your threads.......

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 27-Jan-13 08:56:18

I may wear a breton top today with a skinny jean wink

MirandaWest Sun 27-Jan-13 08:58:01

I find Breton tops make me feel stabby whether or not anyone talks about them. Not sure what it is about them that annoys me so.

MrsCampbellBlack Sun 27-Jan-13 09:06:22

You see 'stabby' annoys me - its one step away from 'squee'

DonaAna Sun 27-Jan-13 09:13:40

Maureen, I think you might feel more comfortable somewhere else.
This used to be a friendly and supportive place.
Why spend time here if everyone is so ridiculous.
Each subspecialty has its jargon. Fashion has its own language, learn it and respect it, or start your own forum.

FunnyLittleFrog Sun 27-Jan-13 09:14:57

'Worn with a red lip' gets me all aerated.

AmberNectarine Sun 27-Jan-13 09:16:12

Bravo, Dona

Nothing humble about my bragging btw, I have an amazing wardrobe. smile

PenelopePisstop Sun 27-Jan-13 09:16:26

I think I must be a bit gullible - I'd rather buy a Breton top than a striped t-shirt.

womblingalong Sun 27-Jan-13 09:18:37

To clarify, I don't like the terms I quoted in magazine copy etc, not bothered what people use on MN.

AmberNectarine Sun 27-Jan-13 09:20:36

Exactly Penelope, you can be French and interesting in a Breton. In a striped top you are just a comedy burglar.

buttercrumble Sun 27-Jan-13 09:21:09


givemeaclue Sun 27-Jan-13 09:21:30

Also "teamed with" , "on trend" "rocking " as in...

"She is so on trend, rocking the Breton stripe teamed with a slim trouser"

LifeofPo Sun 27-Jan-13 09:28:59

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

greenhill Sun 27-Jan-13 09:29:29

Ah, but if it is a genuine Breton top, with an authentication label, as bought by Granny for my DC, when on holiday and accompanied by a bilingual book (for a 4 yo) I have to refer to it as that, in an arch sort of way, you understand wink

Annianni Sun 27-Jan-13 09:29:31

I shall wear a breton today, with slim jeans and my 'ambers' (otherwise known as Ash wedge trainers)

I can't do a red lip though.

But I may wear a piece of statement jewell

Annianni Sun 27-Jan-13 09:30:33

ery <stupid phone>

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