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Aggggh The words Little Woman and Little Man

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RachelRagged · 01/07/2015 08:37

Gives me Rage.

That is all .

AIBU , It just seems wrong . Was in a shop yesterday, a lady had a new born in a pram (sucker for babies I am so smiled at her, she smiled back) I asked if baby was a boy or girl (had a nice cool cotton lemon thing on) "Oh, this is a Little Woman"> WTF/

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RachelRagged · 01/07/2015 08:38

And now I think of it , what is with the Sexy Baby or Juicy Lucy eg to describe a BABY?! Seen that on Facebook from usually normal sensible people.

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QueenofallIsee · 01/07/2015 09:24

I have never heard 'little woman'...confess that I have been guilty of calling my youngest little man/little dude/ as in 'keep up little man'. I didn't know it was a mumsnet sin!

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Sansarya · 01/07/2015 09:31

Little Prince/Princess is worse though!

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MemphisBella · 01/07/2015 09:31

Try "li'l" instead of little.

Gives me the rage.

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knittingirl · 01/07/2015 09:34

Lol, I'll happily confess to using "little man" all the time, but as an endearment rather than a descriptive term IYSWIM (as in, I wouldn't describe a baby to someone else as a little man as in the op, but might use it to a baby/toddler in the same way as "sweetheart").

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Sansarya · 01/07/2015 09:37

Actually I saw a wanted ad in Freecycle the other day that actually said "WANTED: Pram for a little princess"!

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Sansarya · 01/07/2015 09:38

Excuse the overuse of actually there...

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Tinuviel · 01/07/2015 09:39

I call DS2 'little man' and he's 15 - I'm guessing I'm committing the 'fauxest' faux pas on mumsnet! I think I occasionally call DS1 'little man' too (and he's 17 and 6' 1"). Blush I wouldn't use the term to describe them to someone else though - that would just be weird! They don't seem to mind!

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happygirl87 · 01/07/2015 09:41

Controversial- I think it's ok to call the child themself "little man", as a term of endearment (and sweet as PP said if it endures once they are very much not little!) but less acceptable to other people?!

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Signlake · 01/07/2015 09:44

Meh doesn't bother me. Probably guilty of saying it myself at some point

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batteredlanger · 01/07/2015 09:46

I call my preschooler 'big man' which I think is better..,,

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chewymeringue · 01/07/2015 09:47

Little man and little woman are very popular old fashioned endearments where I live. I find it quite cute said in a broad Norfolk accent! As for "sexy baby" in reference to an actual baby.....ugh! Horrible!

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purplemurple1 · 01/07/2015 09:52

I call my girl, little lady and my boy, baby boy both as terms of endearment which nursery staff also use for them, although I've never introduced them that way.

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RachelRagged · 01/07/2015 09:58

QueenofallIsee..

I never said it was a crime, mumsnet or otherwise !

Just my opinion ,,,

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RachelRagged · 01/07/2015 09:58

Why do people read things that are not here then get all !!!

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Klayden · 01/07/2015 09:59

Little man is not in any way on the same level as calling your offspring 'sexy'. Confused

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RachelRagged · 01/07/2015 10:05

Oh another with fux paus on Mumsnet

Hey I am new and I don't make no rules. Not sure who does !

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Slutbucket · 01/07/2015 10:11

I call my 6 year old little man. He is a fine young man 6 going in 56. He keeps us all on the straight and narrow and is the most sensible person in the house. Grin

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ProcrastinatorGeneral · 01/07/2015 10:17

I hate the 'little lady' and similar prefixes used on names. Just use the fucking name!

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SylvaniansAtEase · 01/07/2015 10:20

I call them the frogs.

'Come on frogs, look lively' is the usual.

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EponasWildDaughter · 01/07/2015 10:26

DD4 is ''Pickle Sausage'' Grin

Just thought i'd share that.

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StayWithMe · 01/07/2015 10:34

I've got 'stinky one', 'stinky two' or sometimes they're called 'big lad' and she's called 'wee woman' or sometimes gets 'curly bap'. sexy! Vom Envy Not bloody likely!

Though to be fair they're 25, 22 and 20. Grin

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