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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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whysolate · 04/05/2011 12:31

DH asks if "United are playing at home"?

jugglingjo · 04/05/2011 12:31

My Mum used to talk about "being poorly" which I used to hate with a vengence.
But maybe that's just because it was my Mum saying it. Whatever she said it wouldn't have been right ! Poor Mum.
And now it's nearly my turn to have a go at talking to DD about it
* knows what I'm going to say Grin
( Actually we have broached the subject already, but I can't particularly remember how or what I said Hmm)

CandiceMariePratt · 04/05/2011 12:36

My stepmother used to talk about having her 'monthly'

Melly19MummyToBe · 04/05/2011 12:42

:o @ 'friends', my MILs dog gets friends every summer, they're actually fleas. When they're first discovered it always goes "Oh! Storms little friends are back!" :o

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 12:44

Isn't it funny how some women find it really hard to talk about or broach the subject? After all, it is something we all experience at some time in our lives and for many of us, it is something we will have for many years.

I sometimes find expressions like "are united playing at home?", "arsenal are at home" etc etc quite funny and other times pathetic...perhaps it all depends which part of my cycle I am on...PMT as opposed to non-PMT Smile

Mrs, I want to know what your reply was to your DDs questions about which bit to rub - did you find it embarrasing or amusing??

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LadyClariceCannockMonty · 04/05/2011 12:44

I hate all euphemisms about periods (but probably hate 'time of the month' the most, or 'having the painters in'). I also find 'I'm on', 'I'm coming on' etc unaccountably rage-making and am also slightly squeamish about them. It enrages me, inordinately, when someone brings up the subject and accompanies it with meaningful looks/nods/eyebrow raises.

The ONLY thing that I can say without squirming, or hear without wanting to strangle the speaker, is 'period': 'I've got my period,' or 'I'm getting my period.' I'm ambiguous about that last one though ? it sounds a bit annoyingly American to me ? so dislike it somewhat even when I or someone else uses it.

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 12:47

No, no, Lady, definitely NOT "I'm getting my period" - that is not correct. I am with you on that one! How about, "My period is due"? Confused

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JeremyKylesPetProject · 04/05/2011 12:48

Melly19MummyToBe we have a cat and ds calls his fleas "Passengers" .:)
For OP I say that United are playing at home, surfing the crimson wave or paddling in scarlet waters. dh just loves it. Honest.:o

LadyClariceCannockMonty · 04/05/2011 12:51

Well, that's OK, BUT I always think 'I'm getting...' gets across the idea that you're actually premenstrual, whereas 'is due' just sounds as if it's due according to the calendar, and usually in my experience people don't tell you their period is technically due; they tell you when they're actually .'coming on'.

Difficult, all this terminology!

JeremyKylesPetProject · 04/05/2011 12:51

LadyClariceCannockMonty you'd love my sisters name for it. TwatSplat. She says it for a reaction and boy does she get one. :o

BuckBuckMcFate · 04/05/2011 12:51


It is a foul expression and makes me want to retch.

LadyClariceCannockMonty · 04/05/2011 12:54

Jeremy, I actually LOVE that! Almost up there with Jo Brand. Grin Grin

Greenshadow · 04/05/2011 12:56

DH use 'Off games'

DrGruntFotter · 04/05/2011 13:00

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FoofffyShmoofffer · 04/05/2011 13:01

Trying to be vague in front of DS the other day I mee-mawed "Time of the month" to my Mum a la Les Dawson. I swear I also hitched up one boob when I said it.Grin

ginnny · 04/05/2011 13:01

my Mum used to say "have you got your monthlies?" YUK
I just say "I'm on" - if I have to say anything. Its not something I broadcast tbh!!

moodymama · 04/05/2011 13:06

DH calls it Japanese Flag week.

DontGoCurly · 04/05/2011 13:07

I hate 'period' -it's so fcuking soppy! -Maybe because I first heard the word emerge from the mouths of Nuns. Nuns; evil, humourless, child beating bitches.

'Up on blocks' or 'blowjob week' or 'surrendering to the red army' !

MrsSchadenfreude · 04/05/2011 13:07

Champ - I don't embarrass easily! (fortunately) I said I had no idea about the amount of blood, but sometimes it felt like there was a lot, and sometimes when you went to the loo it dripped out of you. On masturbation, I suggested that she have a root around and see what bits felt nice, as everyone was a bit different. I also stressed that this was something that you did IN PRIVATE and not as a source of distraction on the sofa if BGT was a bit dull. Masturbation was usually not something you discussed, and certainly never with people like Granny, your teacher or older people in general. Any further questions to me, please. DD1 was purple with embarrassment at this point and DH was hiding on the sofa whimpering.

Suncottage · 04/05/2011 13:12

Aunt Mabel's come for a visit.

I once sent a text to my DP when we were TTC saying that but accidentally sent it to my boss. He phoned to ask who Aunt Mabel was and why did he have to know she was visiting.

I still shudder now at the thought Blush

marmaladetwatkins · 04/05/2011 13:12

I use:

Surfing the crimson tide
Surrender to the red army
Got the painters in
Fallen to the communists
It's rag week
Up on blocks

All groovy stuff.

VJayJay · 04/05/2011 13:16

I remember watching Ashes to Ashes and DCI Gene Hunt saying 'riding the cotton pony' , but dh thought it was funny Hmm

theyoungvisiter · 04/05/2011 13:18

"Any further questions to me, please."

Does that invitation apply to anyone or just your DD2? You might be getting a lot of PMs from MNers with pre-teens Grin

Any questions kids? Send 'em to MrsSchadenfreude. Roll up, roll up. No subject too cringe-worthy, self-pleasure no obstacle.

You sound like a great mum btw. My mother was similarly robust and I loved her for it!

Chulita · 04/05/2011 13:25

I don't care what people say but just wanted to chuckle at 'fallen to the communists' Grin

IWantToBeAFairyWhenIGrowUp · 04/05/2011 13:26

haha - Blowjob week - how funny.

We just call it Aunt Flo (w).

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