Words or phrases grown people should not say

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by powderfinger, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    The other day heard a grown man (probably late 40s- early 50s) say, "I have to go tinkle winkle" when he had to pee. He wasn't being funny, but completely serious. Grown people probably shouldn't refer to peeing as going "tinkle winkle".

    What are other phrases that irk you to hear grown people say?
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    My vet baby talks to my cat... I get that people do it at home, but it was not very professional to say the least.
  3. ZenG


    Dec 13, 2013
    Near the fridge
    "Could you tell me where the facilities are?"...

    Oh...you mean the washrooms?
  4. tastybasslines

    tastybasslines Banned

    May 9, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA
    Grown people should no refer to something as "amazeballs".
  5. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Anything that could be construed as "baby talk".

    Also any and all "teenage girl talk", such as including " like" or "ya know" where they are not needed. Also speaking text message or social media acronyms out loud, such as "bff" or "unfriend".
  6. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I don't even think kids should talk that way. What's wrong with just saying "pee"? Parents who baby talk to their kids just sound like idiots to me. :bag:
  7. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    To the OP....is there any aspect of humanity that doesn't press your buttons?
  8. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    I like unicorns. Does that count?
  9. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    The word "melty". That's a 4 year old little girl word.

    Yeah, that's pretty close to it.
  10. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
  11. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Also saying "binky" instead of pacifier, or "besty" instead of best friend, or "hundy" instead of hundred.

    Basically stop making up stupid words with an "ee" sound at the end.
  12. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    When my wife walks our dog she tell him to "go tinkle." It seems work rather well as the dog goes on command. It does not bother me at all.
  13. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    Had a friend who once announced in class (in college), he have to leave class .. he had to go "poo poo".

    ALso, I can't handle grown men calling each other "dog". What up dog?
  14. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I hate just the word poo. Say crap if you REALLY can't say ****.
  15. "That's something a grown person should not say."


    I'll use whatever vocabulary I wish, thanks. Short of it getting me thrown out of public establishments, my choice of words are mine and I honestly couldn't be paid enough to care if someone else is put off by my personal vocabulary. Is this actually a serious topic? :eyebrow:
  16. powderfinger


    Feb 24, 2009
    It's Off Topic. Don't internalize it.
  17. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
  18. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    Hang on a sec....how do you pronounce your user name??
    Or is this post an example of ...ironeee?
  19. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Oooh snap!
  20. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I think its alright. Baby talk to pets is always alright. I wouldn't mind if my vet did it. It might make me like them more. Although it depends...some people are terribly bad and obnoxious at it (that's right, there IS a skill to it...). I don't call it baby talk anyway, pet talk. It's its own thing.