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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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jugglingjo · 04/05/2011 16:58

Chulita - Another vote for "fallen to the communists"
This thread is full of creative possibilities -
but I draw the line at emulating the Japanese lady on the beach !

RevoltingPeasant · 04/05/2011 17:02

Quod for us it's 'mooncup tahm' sung to the tune of the Flight of the Conchords' 'Business Time'..... Grin

maighdlin · 04/05/2011 17:08

i refer to having my girlie in company. (mean friends etc)

gay best friend calls it having your moons.

actually have an auntie flo so thats out.

DH calls it the malties due to the allegedly obscene amount of malteasers i eat during ( I say allegedly as there surely can never be too many malteasers Hmm) Kind of a joke with us.

HengshanRoad · 04/05/2011 17:18

"The Communists are in the summerhouse".

countingto10 · 04/05/2011 17:19

My DH just says "Are you still gunky?" ......

WildhoodChunder · 04/05/2011 17:52

I'd forgotten my mum calls sanitary towels etc 'ladies' things'! I'm going to insist DH starts calling my period 'special lady time' now though. Not often I genuinely LOL!

ImNotThere · 04/05/2011 18:22

If y'all think some of these are bad, how about 'dropping clots'?

ThornTree · 04/05/2011 18:53

DH asks me if Im "out of order"

I tend to reply - Im bleeding like a stuck pig so bugger orf!

Does the trick rather nicely Grin

aStarInStrangeways · 04/05/2011 18:56

'the malties' has made me laugh!

I tend to use 'holy week' when making casual reference to it with longstanding friends/DH. Not averse to a bit of crude though, far preferable to Aunt Flo or any of that twee nonsense. In fact, I might start using 'a bit of crude'.

hotandhappy · 04/05/2011 19:02

I dont even need to say it at home - i pop my mooncup in a pan to boil and dh sings in the moonpig advert voice Grin, actually these days i microwave it in a cup - tea anyone Brew

ginnny · 04/05/2011 19:08

Bleedy widgy!!!
I love it!

pointydog · 04/05/2011 19:11

I can't stand any daft terms for menstruation. I talk about periods and that's it.

Mind you, I love the communists are in the summerhouse and might use that one. So evocative.

kw1986 · 04/05/2011 19:25

I hate - On the blob, on the rag, got my menstrual, I'm menstruating (just too technical), aunt flo. God I hate them all.

I just boaked a little at the "dropping clots" comment!!

I just say I've got my period. And I call tampons, tampons... Funnily enough. (Although if I have a shopping list in tesco they are written down as L Things - lady things - So that anyone looking over my shoulder doesnt see... WEird!)

FancyALittle · 04/05/2011 19:48

Someone told me they call tampons magic wands and sanitary towels magic carpets. It made me Grin

Spirael · 04/05/2011 19:56

In this house, it's referred to as "Going Nuclear" for the week in question!

LostMyIdentityAlongTheWay · 04/05/2011 20:04

Haven't read the whole post so sorry if I repeat...... but The Rolling Stones mention it in 'I Can't Get No Satisfaction'.

Baby better come back later next week
Can't you see I'm on a losing streak.

Thus, dear readers, yet another reason why Mick Jagger couldn't get any satisfaction.

Bet you didn't know that one. I'm bloody ace at pub quizzes, me...

confuddledDOTcom · 04/05/2011 20:06

I really don't like the family ones - AF [shudder]. I just say period, on or cycle.

Reading some of the posts about sons reminded me of a friend who got called into nursery. Her son had stuck a pencil up his bum and when questioned he said "Mummy does it" Shock turned out he had seen her inserting a tampon and was trying to copy her!

DontGoCurly · 04/05/2011 20:08

@ ThornTree Grin love that!

queenbathsheba · 04/05/2011 20:15

I call it aunty freida and DH asks if the mouse has moved in.

I like the communists are in the summer house.

Confuddled, DS2 thinks I have two bums! his assumption not my explanation.

pranma · 04/05/2011 20:16

THe Curse[has come upon me cried The Lady of Shallott]
hands up all 50s/60s grammar school girls who giggled their way through that :)And to have to read it aloud.........
My mum siad 'monthlies' havent heard most of the other expressions except 'time of the month'

mrscantona · 04/05/2011 20:17

We do "mooncup tahm" in the vague tune of MC Hammer time, sometimes there is even a bit of running man depending on the mood.
I am loving this thread.

confuddledDOTcom · 04/05/2011 20:20

I forgot to say I dislike most terms for either periods or sanitary wear, just be honest about it. We don't hide male things, but women are some sort of taboo subject that we have to use euphemism for everything.

Champersonice · 04/05/2011 20:22

Why can't I say hate and why is it OTT???

As for Eve's Curse or The Curse of Eve - it is the same difference so it doesn't really matter which way it is said. It is not mythylogical or biological either. It actually has a biblical meaning.

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Raahh · 04/05/2011 20:27

I usually use period, DH is fond of the expression 'blow job week' (in his dreamsGrin

And I have also caught dd sticking a tampon up her knicker leg, after walking in on me in the looBlush I moved them from the lower shelf pronto.

I have vivid memories of being sent to the chemist, with a list that listed 'ladies things'- fortunately, i knew the packet to look for! At ten, I would also have been perfectly capable of asking for lil-lets, but thanks mum!!

Heebiejeebie · 04/05/2011 20:32

My Belgian friend refers to 'mes choses', which I like to repeat in a 'Allo 'Allo accent. Are any of you popbitch followers and remember Lordvenger's story about how she probably killed Kurt Cobain? She published an interview with Courtney Love who described 'clotty' sex with Billy Corgan from the Smashing Pumpkins, which may have led to KC discharging himself from a psychiatric hospital and shooting himself in despair.

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