Mothering Forum banner

1 - 20 of 57 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Okay, I can't take it anymore! This is so petty I know, but it's driving me crazy!<br><br>
Women do not have "breasts", as in the plural form of the correct term "breast".<br>
You have a right side of your breast, and a left side of your breast. Those round firm protrusions (in my case, triangular, and floppy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) are simply parts of your 'breast'<br><br>
Chickens do not have "breasts" they have a "breast"<br>
Cows and Goats do not have "udders" they have an "udder"<br><br>
Now I know that the term "breasts" is so ingrained into society now that it will never be changed, and I say it all the time myself, but I want people to know that it's wrong.<br><br>
Okay, I can sleep now that I've got that off of my breast. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
608 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Good to know, thanks for cracking me up too.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
5,868 Posts
Of course I don't have breasts.<br><br><br><br><br>
I have ginormous knockers. Get it straight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,120 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,769 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>ThreeBeans</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7892612"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Of course I don't have breasts.<br><br><br><br><br>
I have ginormous knockers. Get it straight. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
ahem, I think you mean you have a "knocker" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
5,868 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>crissei</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7892639"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">ahem, I think you mean you have a "knocker" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Oh, hell <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,070 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>crissei</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7892639"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">ahem, I think you mean you have a "knocker" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
in my case, I have a doorbell then
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,120 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>crissei</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7892639"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">ahem, I think you mean you have a "knocker" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
<br>
laughup I am laughing way too much at these posts, it must <i>really</i> be time for me to go to sleep now! (my smiley is even cracking me up)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,026 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>crissei</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7892433"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Okay, I can't take it anymore! This is so petty I know, but it's driving me crazy!<br><br>
Women do not have "breasts", as in the plural form of the correct term "breast".<br>
You have a right side of your breast, and a left side of your breast.</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Forgive my stick-in-the-mud mentality, but....<br><br>
according to whom?<br><br>
The dictionary disagrees with you.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"><br><br>
Dictionary.com<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">breast -<i>noun</i><br><br>
1. Anatomy, Zoology. (in bipeds) the outer, front part of the thorax, or the front part of the body from the neck to the abdomen; chest.<br>
2. Zoology. the corresponding part in quadrupeds.<br>
3. either of the pair of mammae occurring on the chest in humans and having a discrete areola around the nipple, esp. the mammae of the female after puberty, which are enlarged and softened by hormonally influenced mammary-gland development and fat deposition and which secrete milk after the birth of a child: the breasts of males normally remain rudimentary.</td>
</tr></table></div>
Merriam-Webster<br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">1 : either of the pair of mammary glands extending from the front of the chest in pubescent and adult human females and some other mammals; also : either of the analogous but rudimentary organs of the male chest especially when enlarged<br>
2 a : the fore or ventral part of the body between the neck and the abdomen b : the part of an article of clothing covering the breast</td>
</tr></table></div>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27,052 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>crissei</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7892639"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">ahem, I think you mean you have a "knocker" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/Sheepish.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Sheepish">:</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
Nope, "knockers" as in two objects which knock together.<br><br>
Boobies is also plural as are num-nums and babas.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,514 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> 2tadpoles, my DH swears I try to resolve every argument by reference to the dictionary. So glad someone else does this!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,123 Posts
This is good to know.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">
<div>Originally Posted by <strong>babymakesthree</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/7892742"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
in my case, I have a doorbell then</div>
</td>
</tr></table></div>
I don't think I even have a doorbell much less doorbells! Maybe a keyhole. Especially now that dd is 2 and doesn't nurse that much anymore.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,622 Posts
Crissei, good try but 2tadpoles, that was pretty convincing.<br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/fencing.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="fencing">:<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,706 Posts
That's an archaic standard. Language changes. Get used to it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,616 Posts
So I only have 1 boobie? Now what to do with that other thing hanging off my chest.<br><br>
If I can slap them together that means there is more than 1.<br>
So BOOBIES I say, not boobie.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,530 Posts
According to DS, I have booboos. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> I usually say boobs and he mispronounced it into booboos. And apparently, he has booboos too.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,353 Posts
<div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
<div class="smallfont" style="margin-bottom:2px;">Quote:</div>
<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">and having a discrete areola around the nipple,</td>
</tr></table></div>
So what the heck do I have then? Because my areolas are anything but discrete! They are huge and dark, especially against my incredibly pale skin.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
6,040 Posts
<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Thanks for the laughs!<br><br>
I guess mine are just "Yummie" then, since the plural form "Yummies" is inapprpriate.
 
1 - 20 of 57 Posts
Top