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Loads of Veggies and Massive Salad
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HangingDitch · 08/12/2021 22:29

I find people saying they had “loads of veggies” or “massive salad” with their meal irrationally irritating. Not the fact they had vegetables or a salad, just the phrases.

I am being unreasonable, aren’t I?

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starfishmummy · 10/12/2021 18:50

DS and I both like a good amount of veg with a meal and at smaller portion of protein. DH js the opposite so if he cooks I have to remind him to cook "loads of veg" or make a "big salad" otherwise we each get one sprout each!

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maddiemookins16mum · 10/12/2021 19:01

I had a sausage with loadsa batter and a massive fried potato ‘salad’ tonight, the ‘salad’ was just chips btw.

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Jeannie88 · 10/12/2021 19:01

No you're not at all, it's almost like boasting how superior they are lol.

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fakereview · 10/12/2021 19:02

@DeepaBeesKit

Yanbu.

"Massive salad" like it's a hearty, indulgent, filling meal. It just never is.

A massive salad can be completely filling - it just depends how massive!

i don't like the expression "veggies" though; if people are too lazy to say vegetables, they can just say veg.
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fakereview · 10/12/2021 19:02

@maddiemookins16mum

I had a sausage with loadsa batter and a massive fried potato ‘salad’ tonight, the ‘salad’ was just chips btw.

I like chips and salad!
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HarrietsweetHarriet · 10/12/2021 19:07

I don't mind a bit of salad in a wrap, with a shit-ton of hummus and falafel.
But I prefer truffles. Especially the M&S ones covered in chocolate flakes. With a bottle of wine on the side.

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liveforsummer · 10/12/2021 19:12

@maddiemookins16mum

I had a sausage with loadsa batter and a massive fried potato ‘salad’ tonight, the ‘salad’ was just chips btw.

I usually have chips with my 'massive salad' 😆. Cold meat (usually gammon or chicken left over from roast dinner), boiled egg, coleslaw (to pile on the chips) chunks of cheese, pickled onions a large feta or mozzarella salad in order to be able to claim salad status with tomatoes, cucumber, pepper and avocado as well as the leaves. Occasionally a bit of pasta salad and usually chips although sometimes replaced by potato salad in summer. Oh and don't forget the olives. Not forgetting the balsamic dressing on the actual salad bit and the ton of Mayo. Might even add a left over Yorkshire pudding. Definitely never going to feature in a slimming world book
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CherryRipe1 · 10/12/2021 19:13

Veggies is a word often used in Australia, I picked it up when I lived there and still use it.
Massive salad is ghastly. Vegan sausages (Linda McCartney) of yesteryear were foul, tasted like wood shavings/sawdust but going to give them another go as maybe they are better now? The pets even refused them. Mr Goodbars are anything but....are they still around?

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ELOU1111 · 10/12/2021 19:28

I'm just glad no one has 'clutched their pearls' yet!

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EllysMom · 10/12/2021 19:31

You’re eating the wrong salads if you think a ‘massive salad’ can’t leave you completely full. Are you thinking lettuce, tomato, and cucumber? Because when I eat a salad, it doesn’t contain any of those things but always leaves me full for hours.

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Ameanstreakamilewide · 10/12/2021 19:32

@StrychnineInTheSandwiches

I think the 'massive salad' crew are also the ones who take pride in telling you how they shoe-horn random vegetables into every meal in order to hit their arbitrary target. So a poached egg on toast for breakfast but with a side of cucumber and radishes, or a roast beef dinner with the usual veg accompaniments plus corn on the cob, mushrooms and grilled tomatoes.

I'm sure some of them are actually sucking Primula cheese from a tube as they write those posts.

I love Primula and i don't care who knows it!
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Ameanstreakamilewide · 10/12/2021 19:32

@Summerfun54321

When I hear the word “veggies” I think of of poor innocent vegetables boiled to within an inch of their lives until they turn grey and tasteless.

It reminds me of Mr Bloom!
Loads of Veggies and Massive Salad
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louderthan · 10/12/2021 19:36

Yanbu. For lunch at work today I had instant noodles and a salad (because I am trying not to get scurvy) but when my work friend asked what I had I said 'a miserable box of raw vegetables'

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DeathByMascara · 10/12/2021 19:37

Husband's vile SIL once broke wind in the car with us once, and someone asked what the putrid stench was. Without any embarrassment, she owned the fart by explaining 'I've been eating lots of fresh veggies'. Ok then. That makes it acceptable.

Disgusting.

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Cbuss1982 · 10/12/2021 20:05

A glut of stew or similar irritates me

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somewhereoverthechipshop · 10/12/2021 20:11

I agree op. There’s something smug about the people who use those phrases!

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user1523010848 · 10/12/2021 20:15

Get a grip. Is that your main concern, right now. Run along and get a life on your travels.

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Sparklingbrook · 10/12/2021 20:21

@user1523010848

Get a grip. Is that your main concern, right now. Run along and get a life on your travels.

Confused
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ShinyHappyPeopleHoldingHaands · 10/12/2021 20:32

@Pensieve

Picky bits reminds me of the colour beige and that v ill looking Gillian McKeith person.

I've not heard mention (til now) of ol' Gillian McPoo since her dramatic appearance in the jungle whereby she v publicly almost-expired due to malnutrition Grin
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Bloodypunkrockers · 10/12/2021 21:13

@user1523010848

Get a grip. Is that your main concern, right now. Run along and get a life on your travels.

Don't you have some colouring in to do. There was a wee friend for you earlier. She had a wobbly head. You could do colouring in together

Or have some yummy rusks.
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Imy06 · 10/12/2021 21:30

I can't believe how many people are upset about the word veggies, that's made me giggle 😂 I'm in Australia and you'd probably get a funny look for saying it properly ha ha.
Personally I would rather someone said loads of veggies rather than list every vegetable they had, and massive salad just sounds unappealing to me 🤷🏻‍♀️

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winnieanddaisy · 10/12/2021 22:04

On holiday in Greece my cousin ordered a tomato salad . A plate of sliced tomatoes duly arrived Grin. Her face was a picture Smile

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notoldjustpastyoung · 10/12/2021 22:09

NOt unreasonable.

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ErrolTheDragon · 10/12/2021 22:39

@user1523010848

Get a grip. Is that your main concern, right now. Run along and get a life on your travels.

Yes, that's another fine example of very annoying phrases seen with dull regularity on MN. 👏 👏
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ChubbyMoomin · 10/12/2021 23:53

YANBU.
I can’t stand “nom nom nom” either, makes me cringe.

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