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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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Suncottage · 04/05/2011 15:04

I like "It's off games week"

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 15:06

But Lying, why make it something that mustn't be discussed? I am baffled. OK, not something to talk about over Sunday dinner but I think this is why some people (girls/women) have a problem with it, because it is seen as an embarrassing subject or something dirty. But it is life.

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Champersonice · 04/05/2011 15:07

Kreecher, you almost made me choke on my water - funny - are you serious??

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kreecherlivesupstairs · 04/05/2011 15:11

If that last post was to me. Yes, tragically I am. I think IIRC it was either Belgian or Dutch, it could have been French. We get all three countries telly.

Melly19MummyToBe · 04/05/2011 15:13

I agree Champers, I just had this memory of my old RE teacher telling us about when she started, she hadn't a clue what was happening to her, she thought she was dying! She said it was something that was strictly never discussed in her family. I remember she told how she went running to her mum screaming "I'm dying I'm dying!" and her mum angrily explaining to her that's what happens and you must never ever talk about it to anyone! Very odd Confused although said teacher was about 60 when she told us that so it might be something to do with the day and age she started in.

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 04/05/2011 15:15

Champersonice... Because to me it's private. It's like going to the bathroom, I wouldn't be using the loo or changing a sanitary towel with my husband in attendance either. It is life, of course it is, but it's something that every woman has to go through, every month or thereabouts, but not necessarily what I would talk about, not in front of boys/men anyway. Confused

I just think there are some things that a woman who wants to retain her 'mystique' just wouldn't talk about. To me it's indefinable, so if you're still baffled, Champersonice, I can't help.

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 15:17

Oh no, I have to go - work has got in the way Sad but I shall be back! I will return later to see any other posts Smile

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Insomnia11 · 04/05/2011 15:18

I quite like "on the blob".

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 15:20

Lying, I understand we are all different. I just think by making a woman's menstrual cycle a topic not for conversation, it is a step backwards. And why should a boy/man not know? How about single parent men with DDs??

So glad I was not brought up to be all cloak and dagger about it...makes me a little more open to the subject when my DD is of an age to talk about it. Or my DS! So there Smile

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LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 04/05/2011 15:27

Champersonice... I don't know how much of my inhibition is 'upbringing' or whether I'm just made that way? I wouldn't have an issue talking about it with my daughter and answering any questions at all - but I don't think I'd discuss it with my son, except perhaps in abstract terms.

To me, toiletting and menstruation aren't 'taboo', but they're private. It's not cloak and dagger but as a woman, I don't want my husband to see me on the toilet, changing towels, shaving my legs or anything like that. Of course, it's perfectly fine for him to bring me a nice cup of tea whilst I'm in the bath... and he can even join me if he wants to. Grin

LittleWhiteWolf · 04/05/2011 15:28

This has reminded me: when I was at uni my friend was bemoaning her terrible periods. She said there was so much blood that it was like being mauled by a bear in her womb. Later on we bonded over a mutual love of all things zombie and mauled by a bear became "mauled by a zombie". From then on thats what we called it.

Thats made me chuckle to think about it Grin

Melly19MummyToBe · 04/05/2011 15:35

I do agree with you too LyingWitch, I am private about stuff like that, I even hate people being able to hear me pee! To be honest I did think you meant not talking about it at all. I just tell my DP that we can't have sex this week and leave it at that. God help him if he ever accidently wandered into the bathroom while I'm on the loo :o

LyingWitchInTheWardrobe2726 · 04/05/2011 15:47

Melly19MummyToBe... Oh definitely should be discussed, just not with m-e-n... ;)

Joking aside, I think girls are starting puberty earlier now than ever and the last thing I'd want is for them to be unaware, uninformed and scared witless because they're not prepared.

Browncoats · 04/05/2011 15:49

Up until now I just used "the painters are in" or "got my period" neither of which I particularly like.

After reading this thread however - which has been bloody hilarious - I am proudly going to use twatsplat.

Too funny! Grin

suzikettles · 04/05/2011 15:50

Dh asks "are you in the Red Tent yet?"

I call it my period.

ScousyFogarty · 04/05/2011 15:50

champers I think HATE is a strong term for such dislikes. A tad OTT


Insomnia11 · 04/05/2011 15:53

I like "it's off games week". Going to use that!

HipposGoBeserk · 04/05/2011 16:09

I had a deeply Northern friend who used to sigh heavily and announce that it were "time for an oil change" when she needed to go to the bathroom whilst on her period.

ItsCHEEKYTime · 04/05/2011 16:11

When i mention to DH that i have period pains he'll say 'You got the painters in?' Or he will say 'Is it Little Red Mice time' Hmm

Mandy2003 · 04/05/2011 16:19

I must confess to having got the terminology a bit mixed up when DS discovered about periods - I called them "ladies things" but then pretty soon after he saw a packet of sanpro and I called them ladies things too! Luckily he had "that lesson" at school pretty soon after so uses the correct term now.

When DS was a lot younger (toddler) we only had a downstairs loo and he fell and hurt himself in the front room which was within sight. I rushed out of the loo to rescue him and left the sanpro behind.

ExH obviously told his mummy and this necessitated a visit and a telling off from the MIL who informed me that as there was a man in her house (husband) neither she nor their DD had ever let him see even the exterior packet, nay even the chemist bag, from such things. Implying that I was some gross form of slattern.

I wish I'd had the courage to say "So you'd rather go outside to the bin than pick up your child would you?"

LadyClariceCannockMonty · 04/05/2011 16:29

Christ, this 'don't let the men see!' stuff can get really silly. Not that I go round talking aggressively to men (or women, or children, for that matter) about periods, but honestly.

Quodlibet · 04/05/2011 16:44

In our house it has become 'Special Lady Time'.
There's even a song that goes with it which DP sings to me in a kind of Lionel Richie voice:

Special Laaaaaaydeeeeee
Special Laaahaaydee taaahm
Will you be maaaaaaah Special Laaaaydeeee?

I quite like Special Lady Time for this reason.
(I'm over-sharing now aren't I?)

midnightservant · 04/05/2011 16:44

I don't like 'period' - sounds too clinical - and I feel weird when I come across it as the American English for full stop.

I hate 'on the blob'.

I would call it the curse, short for The Curse of Eve (not Eve's Curse). This to me sounds Deeply Mythological, rather than biological.

rummy41 · 04/05/2011 16:45

i hate it too

Suncottage · 04/05/2011 16:55

I once spent a year abroad working as a nanny. The little boy I looked after was a very, very active toddler and when I peed I would pop him in the corner of the bathroom so I could keep an eye on him.

One day he wandered over to the cupboard under the sink, opened the door, reached in and then very solemnly handed me a Tampax.

I guess he had been watching his Mum.

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