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#501 CallMeFeral

Posted 19 April 2019 - 10:29 AM

View Postmumsoon1975, on 19 April 2019 - 09:17 AM, said:

Baby brain.

Way to (further) undermine women, particularly in the workplace. And we’re often the worst offenders!

But it's a thing.
http://edition.cnn.c...ndex.html?_s=PM

I don't think denying actual things that we're experiencing is the path to equality.

#502 eponee

Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:30 AM

hashtags
"nuff/ enough sad
that.is.all

#503 nasty buddha

Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:15 PM

Camel toe

Tough titties - my ex's father used to say that to me all the time *shudders*

#504 lazycritter

Posted 19 April 2019 - 12:56 PM

Hunny


I got called hunny in a text.

#505 mumsoon1975

Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:26 PM

View PostCallMeFeral, on 19 April 2019 - 10:29 AM, said:



But it's a thing.
http://edition.cnn.c...ndex.html?_s=PM

I don't think denying actual things that we're experiencing is the path to equality.

A slight loss of memory, usually during unfamiliar or demanding tasks.... In my experience, the (infantilised) phrase of 'baby brain' is thrown around well beyond the quite narrow circumstances supported by that research. And I maintain that in doing so, we undermine women.

#506 MooGuru

Posted 19 April 2019 - 05:43 PM

View Postlazycritter, on 19 April 2019 - 12:56 PM, said:

Hunny


I got called hunny in a text.

Were they trying to sell you something MLM style?
That's the only time I get called Hun or Hunny

#507 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:05 PM

View Post**Xena**, on 18 April 2019 - 08:33 PM, said:



That seems to be a very UK thing "cheeky Nando's with the Lads"

It’s on all the cooking shows and food ads.  Especially that healthy cooking show Good Chef/Bad Chef.
Anything that’s got a bit of sugar or fat in it becomes cheeky.

#508 **Xena**

Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:15 PM

View PostWTFJerk, on 19 April 2019 - 11:05 PM, said:



It’s on all the cooking shows and food ads.  Especially that healthy cooking show Good Chef/Bad Chef.
Anything that’s got a bit of sugar or fat in it becomes cheeky.

I meant more the original usage of cheeky in that way. It's definitely used a lot here now. I just remember hearing cheeky wine etc on a lot of British shows and then the cheeky Nando's thing became huge (especially on the internet) and then suddenly it was also used a lot here.

Edited by **Xena**, 19 April 2019 - 11:16 PM.


#509 Silver Girl

Posted 19 April 2019 - 11:32 PM

For some reason, I dislike it when people say, “Pardon me” rather than “Excuse me” after sneezing etc.

I also hate the sound of the word “discombobulated”.

#510 kimasa

Posted 20 April 2019 - 07:59 AM

View PostWTFJerk, on 19 April 2019 - 11:05 PM, said:



It’s on all the cooking shows and food ads.  Especially that healthy cooking show Good Chef/Bad Chef.
Anything that’s got a bit of sugar or fat in it becomes cheeky.

Off topic slightly

Am I the only one who thinks Good Chef Bad Chef is an absolute terrible show? I mean, they cook some nice looking food, but there's so much emphasis on what's good and what's bad and banter demonising certain types of foods. It's just so messed up to me.

#511 Ellie bean

Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:23 AM

^^I agree but to be fair I do detest all cooking shows

#512 Riotproof

Posted 20 April 2019 - 10:28 AM

View Postkimasa, on 20 April 2019 - 07:59 AM, said:



Off topic slightly

Am I the only one who thinks Good Chef Bad Chef is an absolute terrible show? I mean, they cook some nice looking food, but there's so much emphasis on what's good and what's bad and banter demonising certain types of foods. It's just so messed up to me.

It’s much better with Rosie than it was with sourpussbumface who’s name I’ve forgotten.

#513 MurderBritches

Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:01 AM

View Postlazycritter, on 19 April 2019 - 12:56 PM, said:

Hunny


I got called hunny in a text.
Or just "Hun". It cimes across as so patronising.

#514 lazycritter

Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:17 AM

View PostMooGuru, on 19 April 2019 - 05:43 PM, said:



Were they trying to sell you something MLM style?
That's the only time I get called Hun or Hunny

No, that's what's more troubling, she's a lovely extended family member.

#515 Nasty Poobah

Posted 20 April 2019 - 02:00 PM

View PostMurderBritches, on 20 April 2019 - 11:01 AM, said:


Or just "Hun". It cimes across as so patronising.

I prefer to be called Attila...

#516 Silver Girl

Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:24 PM

View Postlazycritter, on 19 April 2019 - 12:56 PM, said:

Hunny


I got called hunny in a text.

View PostMurderBritches, on 20 April 2019 - 11:01 AM, said:


Or just "Hun". It cimes across as so patronising.

Out of interest, does it make a difference whether it’s spelt hun/hunny or hon/honey? I don’t use either, but am curious.

#517 MurderBritches

Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:43 PM

View PostSilver Girl, on 21 April 2019 - 07:24 PM, said:




Out of interest, does it make a difference whether it’s spelt hun/hunny or hon/honey? I don’t use either, but am curious.
Nope. I just don't get offended by the incorrect spelling as well....

#518 Zeppelina

Posted 21 April 2019 - 11:37 PM

View PostSilver Girl, on 21 April 2019 - 07:24 PM, said:

Out of interest, does it make a difference whether it’s spelt hun/hunny or hon/honey? I don’t use either, but am curious.
I don't like either, but would take less offence to honey. Hunny/hunni/hun just makes me irrationally furious.

#519 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 22 April 2019 - 01:40 PM

This is a personal annoyance, but People in a Facebook group I am in often say “ I can’t read patterns”
It annoys me, cause they’re reading and typing, so they can read, so they can read the pattern, what they can’t do is interpret the pattern. (Talking crochet patterns, it’s all English words and abbreviations)

But then people say “I can’t read German” and I’m perfectly fine with that, lol, so there is something wrong with me perhaps.

#520 lazycritter

Posted 22 April 2019 - 02:41 PM

View PostSilver Girl, on 21 April 2019 - 07:24 PM, said:




Out of interest, does it make a difference whether it’s spelt hun/hunny or hon/honey? I don’t use either, but am curious.

Hunny is definitely more annoying than honey.

#521 eponee

Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:23 PM

Food being called 'sexy'.   For example 'a seriously sexy chocolate cake' or 'this food looks so sexy'.  :sick:

#522 seayork2002

Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:25 PM

View Posteponee, on 24 April 2019 - 02:23 PM, said:

Food being called 'sexy'.   For example 'a seriously sexy chocolate cake' or 'this food looks so sexy'.  :sick:

Yes! George from Masterchef please take note

#523 somila

Posted 24 April 2019 - 02:52 PM

Anything being called sexy.

#524 born.a.girl

Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:11 AM

View Postsomila, on 24 April 2019 - 02:52 PM, said:

Anything being called sexy.


Neighbour got his partner of fifteen years  a SXY numberplate deliberately. The relationship didn't last.

#525 Bethlehem Babe

Posted 25 April 2019 - 08:39 AM

Oh yes!! Many years ago my dad would describe things as sexy. Things like a new phone or tv. Always left me uncomfortable.


Also “as obvious as dogs balls”

I don’t want to be thinking about dogs or anything else’s balls ever.




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