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to hate the term 'on the blob'?

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Champersonice · 04/05/2011 11:28

After reading about jam sponges on the mooncup thread, I googled and took a look. Under FAQs, they have used the term 'blob'. Yuk! I just hate that expression. Who agrees and what other terms do you dislike?? First one to say, 'got the painters in' gets a jam sponge Wink

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dementedma · 04/05/2011 11:30

Time of the month
I'm "on"
got my period

all very boring!!!

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 11:37

I think (if there isn't already) we should make up a pleasant term for the menstrual cycle

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MissVerinder · 04/05/2011 11:41

I use OTB Blush I'll stop now...

trixie123 · 04/05/2011 11:43

yes hideous horrible term. Also "jam rags"..

WhereTheWildThingsWere · 04/05/2011 11:45

Just plain period.

Dp is a painter......

Dropdeadfred · 04/05/2011 11:51

what is a jam sponge?????!?!?!?

deemented · 04/05/2011 12:01

Jam Sponge

Terms i dislike are 'Sharkbait' and 'Riding the crimson tide'

When speaking about them i tend to say, with appropriate dramatic noises 'The Evil Red Tide Of Doom'

DameShirleyKnot · 04/05/2011 12:02


I liked Marmalde's "Surrendered to the Red Army" hahah

kreecherlivesupstairs · 04/05/2011 12:03

I haven't heard on the blob since I was at school. DH uses the term 'on the rags' I just say I am menstruating. Actually I don't, I haven't been on the blob for about a year now.

Melly19MummyToBe · 04/05/2011 12:05

'On the rag' my DP refers to my tampons as 'fannyrags' Hmm which really annoys me. He may almost be 22 and about to be a father but he's still just an adolescent teenager really :o

ElectricSoftParade · 04/05/2011 12:08

YANBU "on the blob" takes me back about 25 years to my school days. Also reminds me of when we had Sex Ed and were given towels and tampons to take home "to be prepared".

Most of the boys in my class seemed to end up with tampons up their noses and in their ears. They found it hilarious Hmm

BelfastBloke · 04/05/2011 12:11

Jo Brand: "Lots of people use euphemisms for periods, because it's embarrassing, like 'I've got the painters and decorators in' or 'Arsenal are playing at home'. I prefer 'I've got a vast amount of blood squirting out of my c*, Vicar."

noddyholder · 04/05/2011 12:13

I love jo brand Grin

ElectricSoftParade · 04/05/2011 12:14

I prefer 'I've got a vast amount of blood squirting out of my c*, Vicar."

Grin Grin Grin

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 12:15

Love it too Grin

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freeandhappy · 04/05/2011 12:16

on the blob is gross. i had a boyfriend who called tampons vampires teabags, equally gross. i also hate 'have you got your aunty?'

BluddyMoFo · 04/05/2011 12:17

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AttillaTheMum · 04/05/2011 12:17

I HATE 'on the blob' and 'got the painters in'

'time of the month' and 'lady problems' are just twee.

Why not just good old period?

BigHairyLeggedSpider · 04/05/2011 12:19

How can you tell whether the barmaid doesn't like you?

There's a string in your bloody mary.


IntergalacticHussy · 04/05/2011 12:20

urgh, it's all just so urgh. how the heck am ever going to discuss this with the dds? i can't think of a single way to approach it which doesn't make me cringe

BigHairyLeggedSpider · 04/05/2011 12:22

I'm refreshing my womb?

BigHairyLeggedSpider · 04/05/2011 12:22

I'm internally sloughing.

kreecherlivesupstairs · 04/05/2011 12:26

intergalctichussy are you a woman? Depending on the age of your DDs, you may have to get your skates on.
Makes you cringe Hmm

MrsSchadenfreude · 04/05/2011 12:26

My mother (who cannot bring herself to discuss anything that isn't "naice" without dressing it up) says "Have you got your friends?"

MrsSchadenfreude · 04/05/2011 12:29

Intergalactichussy - buy a book and then answer any questions. DD1 read book and asked no questions - was hugely embarrassed by the whole thing. DD2 read the book and has had no end of questions about periods and sex.

("How do you know which bit to rub when you masturbate?" and "Exactly how much blood, in mililitres, do you lose?" being two of them.)

You just have to brace yourself!

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