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Words and phrases you would like to see vanish

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YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 10:18:39

Inspired by a couple of other threads...

Cat fight
Glamourous (in the context of, say, Glamourous Lawyer Amal Clooney)
Maiden name (birth name is preferable, I think)
Losing of virginity (any other firsts like first house, first pay packet etc are not depicted as losses)

Open to suggestions and discussions on my choices!

Theselittlelightsofmine Sat 13-Dec-14 10:22:12

YOLO annoys me at the moment, as the teens says it as an answer for most things grin

YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 10:31:21

Had to google that as am not down with the kids!

(You only live once, for other uncool types fgrin)

YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 10:51:02

Feminine hygeine, though I think it's on the way out...

LatinForTelly Sat 13-Dec-14 11:00:17

Yummy mummy (ffs)

cherubimandseraphim Sat 13-Dec-14 11:02:04

Bossy (a word only women and girls get called...never heard a man described as "bossy")

AnyFuckerForAMincePie Sat 13-Dec-14 11:03:29

Child pornography
Child prostitute

SunshineBossaNova Sat 13-Dec-14 11:16:41

Hard-working families - because it only ever means one type of family
'er indoors
Pussy whipped

YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 11:17:03


YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 11:17:29

Cries/kicks/runs like a girl

FloraFox Sat 13-Dec-14 11:20:49

Balls to the wall or any use of balls to mean bold or brave
Man up

YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 11:33:22

I do quite like "strap on some ovaries" though!

In a similar vein, "backs against the wall, lads" and similar homophobia.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 13-Dec-14 11:41:48

Inspired by another thread...

"having it all"

Why intelligent women seriously discuss this concept as if it is anything other than a dated, misogynist put-down is beyond me.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 13-Dec-14 11:42:20

I'll keep glamorous though (puts on red lipstick)

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 13-Dec-14 11:44:56

Oh and "older woman" used to describe anyone over 35.

Mathematically, as our life expectancy is mid-eighties, an older woman is 60 plus
An old woman is past 90 grin

YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 11:54:26

I don't want Glamourous to vanish overall, I guess I want irrelevant appearance descriptors for women to disappear where they aren't used for men.

BuffyWithChristmasEarings Sat 13-Dec-14 12:08:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Badonna Sat 13-Dec-14 12:16:46


YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 12:35:48

Nigel Farage


The bridal party.
Too posh to push.

YonicSleighdriver Sat 13-Dec-14 12:40:29

Feminism has gone too far.

Petite (this might just be me)

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 13-Dec-14 12:45:52

I want irrelevant appearance descriptors for women to disappear where they aren't used for men.

Yes, men need to claim glamorous for themselves. Some men are very glamorous.

Purpleflamingos Sat 13-Dec-14 13:00:00

- as in, there would be no need to use these words because they no longer exist (slinks off back to a bubble world). I know they always have and always will, it's just infuriatingly wrong that some people see others as commodities or objects rather than people.

DisneyDivaWoo Sat 13-Dec-14 13:03:17

"run like a girl"
"hit like a girl" etc
Boils my pics.

DisneyDivaWoo Sat 13-Dec-14 13:04:00

Naughty auto correct.

Amethyst24 Sat 13-Dec-14 13:52:05

"Beauty therapy"

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