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AIBU?

Oh my days is the most twee phrase ever

157 replies

WeAreOnTheRoadToNowhere · 12/02/2024 07:09

Just that. AIBU?

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FaiIureToLunch · 12/02/2024 07:10

Yea I fucking hate it

Cnidarian · 12/02/2024 07:13

It's either twee or the opposite. Used quite a lot in south London/rap/bass music parlance also. Means the latter to me more, so not twee.

Floopani · 12/02/2024 07:15

It's just South London slang.

WeAreOnTheRoadToNowhere · 12/02/2024 07:17

I've never actually heard it irl so I only see it on here

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FaiIureToLunch · 12/02/2024 07:18

I always thought it was to a benign SE English replacement for OMG

however I still hate it cos I’m a weegie and and simply lurrve to fucking swear.

SulkySeagull · 12/02/2024 07:19

oh my days isn’t ‘twee’ - it’s very much London/slang and usually said in quite a strong and harsh way.

Hardbackwriter · 12/02/2024 07:20

I don't think I've ever heard it said without a slight edge of irony, ie the tweeness (and the contrast to the meaning) is the point.

Globetrote · 12/02/2024 07:20

It’s ‘poorly’ that sets my teeth on edge as being so twee. It sounds so twee and nauseating.

Wishlist99 · 12/02/2024 07:21

South London slag - hear my massive teen DS utter it and you won’t think it’s twee anymore…

Birdsworth · 12/02/2024 07:24

WeAreOnTheRoadToNowhere · 12/02/2024 07:17

I've never actually heard it irl so I only see it on here

You've never heard it but you think it's twee?

choppolata · 12/02/2024 07:24

YABU because 'picky tea' is far worse.

ShowOfHands · 12/02/2024 07:25

I work in a rural school in East Anglia, populated by quite middle class, predominantly right wing and privileged students. When they're with their mates, they say "oh my days" in the same way as they say "bruv" and "innit". I remind them regularly that if they ever go to Actual London and try speaking like that, they'll sound like complete wazzocks.

It isn't twee at all. It's London slang and said, ime, in a very particular way.

Whattodowithit88 · 12/02/2024 07:26

Tweee…definitely not.

That’s like saying “what’s up duck” is twee. It’s language used by people who live in particular areas, nothing twee about it, it’s just different.

EspressoMacchiato · 12/02/2024 07:28

Globetrote · 12/02/2024 07:20

It’s ‘poorly’ that sets my teeth on edge as being so twee. It sounds so twee and nauseating.

Yep. Poorly is ironically nauseating.

Vettrianofan · 12/02/2024 07:28

Yep it's only a phrase I hear on MN.

FaiIureToLunch · 12/02/2024 07:29

Ok! So do you say it in a sinister or salacious way then? This is all a revelation to me. Or about bad stuff?

TiredCatLady · 12/02/2024 07:30

“Oh my days” for when you’re somewhere that “Oh for fucks sake” isn’t appropriate.

BlindurErBóklausMaður · 12/02/2024 07:31

Give me an "Oh My Days" over a "yummy" said by anyone over the age of 3 any day of the week.

Dara99 · 12/02/2024 07:31

Stormzy says it quite a lot and I wouldn't describe him as twee.

theveryhungrybum · 12/02/2024 07:31

My secondary students use it all of the time, and they are definitely not from London (another country entirely). Over here it's 'oh my DAAAYYYZ!!!!'

WeAreOnTheRoadToNowhere · 12/02/2024 07:32

I read it on here and think it's twee
I live in the North. Never heard anyone say it

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shearwater2 · 12/02/2024 07:33

People are so fucking parochial about other people's accents, pronunciations and phrases being unacceptable or irritating on here. Take your head out of your arse once in a while will you?

WeAreOnTheRoadToNowhere · 12/02/2024 07:33

Perhaps it's misused on MN
I don't read it as FFS

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TheaBrandt · 12/02/2024 07:35

I don’t think it’s parochial.
For me it’s
hubby
cuppa
indie (short for school)

Creeperofhabit · 12/02/2024 07:35

My ex used to say 'Oh My Days'.

She was from Cheshire. And a rough round the edges, loud mouthed, butch lesbian ex drug dealer. About as 'Non Twee' as a human could get.

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