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#26 Flaxen

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:48 PM

Tomoz.

I need a Caffiene hit.  No, you want a coffee.

I need to Hydrate. Grr...Just say you need a drink.

#27 red_squirrel

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

Babyccino

#28 seayork2002

Posted 20 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

Baby Mumma (think Judge Judy)

24/7

At the end of the day

"Obviously................"

Empowerment

Vulnerable (when it is over used and thrown about left right and centre - not the specific definition of it)

"WE'RE pregnant"

And any parenting labels

Oh and heaps on here - which I will like as I am too lazy to quote them

Touch Base

Babe

Edited by seayork2002, 20 August 2014 - 01:01 PM.


#29 l-m-n-o-p

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:00 PM

"... just like a boy." to describe my toddler's behaviour.

Drives me nuts. Usually I counter with, "His sister did that when she was that age".

#30 Chief Pancake Make

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:05 PM

Girlfriend and boyfriend when they are 2 years old.

#31 Nasty Teens

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:06 PM

"Boys will be boys" as an excuse for poor behaviour.

#32 niggles

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:07 PM

The third world in a current context.

#33 Literary Lemur

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:08 PM

Children items being labeled by gender.

Boy's bicycle helmet.  

No it's not.  It's just a blue one.   As far as I know boys and girls heads have no significance difference in shape.  

Empowerment.  So condescending.  

Strangers changing a name to a nickname within 5 minutes of meeting you.

"Hi. I'm John"

"Johno nice to meet you mate" followed by a slap on the back.


#34 balancing.act

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:14 PM

View PostJustaduck, on 20 August 2014 - 12:25 PM, said:

Dad "babysitting" when Mum is not at home

First world problems


Incorrect terms and words that aren't words!
Should of
Could of
Irregardless

I, too, hate irregardless. I had a boss who used to use it all the time and I told her it wasn't a word. It is. She'd been using it incorrectly but it is a word.

http://www.oxforddic...sh/irregardless

I hate the word moist for some reason

People using literally incorrectly gives me the sh*ts. 'Oh really, you literally died when you saw your ex-DH? Wow.'

#35 Mrs Q

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:18 PM

When people say, "Absolutely!", over and over, instead of just saying "Yes".

#36 Mrs Q

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:20 PM

When people who are in northern states say, "I'm going UP to Melbourne...", or in the southern states they say, "I'm going DOWN to Brisbane...", or other directional errors.

Edited to add...

When people refer to a van (you know, normal 7-8 seater family van) as a "bus".... "Oh, you guys drive a bus!".

*cringe*

No, it is a van, not a bus. I don't have a bus licence.

Edited by Another One, 20 August 2014 - 01:24 PM.


#37 mairoa

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:21 PM

Totes 'We're pregnant'. Like whatevs.

#38 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

Devo.  Anywho

#39 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:22 PM

Ooh thought of another.  Journey.

#40 Baroness Bubbles

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:25 PM

Darl

#41 seayork2002

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

"EVERYGIRL wants to be a princess"


(I have never heard a bloke say this only women)

#42 bubbatime

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:33 PM

I know, right!

And the worst part is that I am picking it up and using it myself... Gah!

And all of these ^^

#43 Mrs Q

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:35 PM

When people say:

"There's nothing worse than..." and they complete the sentence with something that is clearly not the worst thing ever.

For some reason I automatically think of horrid things that are certainly worse than whatever the person just said.

#44 Furfeathersfleece

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:37 PM

Terms that keep popping up on social media that drive me mad are 'mamma life' and referring to oneself as 'this mamma'. Grrr.

#45 raechel82

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:37 PM

Hospy and Bubs.

#46 Tinky Winky Woo

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:38 PM

Oh dear I need to stay of the front page.  Another to add preggers.

Peeps, parentals,

#47 niggles

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:40 PM

I love 'I know, right'. It's a guilty pleasure.

#48 71Cath

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:43 PM

View Postraechel82, on 20 August 2014 - 01:37 PM, said:

Hospy and Bubs.

Oh yes.  And sposies - just ew.

#49 bikingbubs

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

Preggers
Preggo
We're pregnant

#50 PattiODoors

Posted 20 August 2014 - 01:51 PM

Calling sex "rumpy pumpy" or "baby dancing".
Oh and "canoodle" too.




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