MUMS have been revealing their biggest pet peeves when it comes to women talking about motherhood.
Some of most “irritating” phrases, according to the online thread, were terms such as “yummy mummys”, “boobie milk” and “mum boss”.
Getty – Contributor Mums have been sharing their biggest pet peeves about the language of other parents
The disgruntled mums took to a Mumsnet thread to share their biggest annoyances when it comes to language of other mums.
The thread was started by user HashtagTired, who wrote: “I’m probably setting myself up for a fall here, but it really irritates me when people use terms like ‘mummy milk’ or ‘boobie milk’ or ‘yummy mummy’s’ or ‘mummy friends’ or ‘mummy ….[^enter word^]’.
“Just say it for what it is! I see it less on MN but it’s all over FB and I find it just so irritating. Is it just me? Aibu?!?”
Her post struck a chord with online users and has had over 60 messages with other mums sharing their own personal gripes.
mumsnet Mums took to Mumsnet to share words they hate other mums using mumsnet Some of the biggest gripes were with words used to describe kids mumsnet Other mums took issue with phrases used for breastfeeding
One said: “I hate mum boss and boss babe – it’s so demeaning. If you own a business and you are a mother it doesn’t need announcing. Dads don’t have boss dude.”
And another agreed, saying: “I hate mum boss too, it’s terrible. Or mumtrepreneur. Especially as they are usually not entrepreneurs; they just try and force you to buy some skin cream/fruit pills.”
Meanwhile another was irked with the words used to describe breasts.
They wrote: “I hate boob as a verb. I boobed her to sleep. I’m boobing the baby. No, you’re feeding. Like everyone else.”
mumsnet A lot of the comments spoke about the term ‘mum boss’ and how it is ‘belittling’ mumsnet Many were annoyed that language towards women changed after pregnancy mumsnet Many slammed other parents for their language around raising a family and doing a job
Another took offence to the term “feeds”.
They explained: “To be honest I hate the term ‘feeds.’ I know it is silly but it makes me feel sick if someone says they are preparing a ‘feed’ or ask if dh does his share of the ‘night feeds’.”
Some hate the words parents use instead of “mum”.
One user wrote: “Mama irritates me. Not in itself but because of the bias of smug, sanctimonious people that favour it.”
And then others took issue with words used to describe babies, with one commenting: “’Little man’, ‘the littles’, ‘the smalls’. Stop it. They are babies or children. Ugh.”
Getty – Contributor Her post struck a chord with online users and has had over 60 messages with other mums sharing their own personal gripes
And one slammed the use of the phrase “little dude” or saying phrases like “with that face he’s gonna be a heartbreaker, watch out ladies – FFS don’t talk about my infant’s future sex life you creep.”
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Previously Mumsnet users were horrified by a cake shaped like a dirty nappy overflowing with poo.
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