ILPM "use other words please"

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1. "go down" as in "he didn't go down til 8:30 last night" - wtf you sound like you are talking about shooting an elephant with tranquilizers. it's a child going to sleep.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 April 2011 15:57 (ten years ago) link

2. "We're trying"---uggh, hate this one (term for people making obv)

Euler, Friday, 1 April 2011 16:10 (ten years ago) link

3. "preemie" always makes me squick a little when I read it. Never heard a Britishes person say it out loud

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:16 (ten years ago) link

4. Hannah keeps calling the kids in Reception class "receptions" like it's a noun. Won't stop no matter how much I ask.

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:18 (ten years ago) link

am gonna avoid moaning about language related to disability cos cultural differences and shifting fashions but sometimes I hear parents use words about their kids that make me do a little cringe inside

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:20 (ten years ago) link

1. "go down" as in "he didn't go down til 8:30 last night" - wtf you sound like you are talking about shooting an elephant with tranquilizers. it's a child going to sleep.

this is how i feel about "put down." you put down an old, sick dog, not a sleepy baby.

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:21 (ten years ago) link

5. "I can't drink orange pop it makes me hyper" - medical evidence for this is tenuous as fuck and your parents shd stop telling u this cos tbh it just gives u an excuse to go nuts when u drink some

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:23 (ten years ago) link

6. All the fucked up business-speak that teachers are now commanded to use and that they have to put in their school reports.

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:25 (ten years ago) link

7. "Quality time". This is really un-Zen, people.

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:26 (ten years ago) link

8. "Hot-housing". Prefer "inflicting crippling mental damage".

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:27 (ten years ago) link

"wtf you sound like you are talking about shooting an elephant with tranquilizers."

I think this is the great thing about the phrase myself.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:49 (ten years ago) link

lol truth

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:49 (ten years ago) link

11. All the fucked acronyms: SAHM, LO, BF, etc.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:51 (ten years ago) link

Woops that was 9. LO is particularly annoying.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:52 (ten years ago) link

8. "Hot-housing". Prefer "inflicting crippling mental damage".

Hope that's not similar to hot-boxing! "Not until you're 15 years old, little man!"

I love my puppy -- and she loves me! (Viceroy), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:55 (ten years ago) link

Do not forget DH (Dear Husband!) which can be either fauning or sarcastic in tone. Plus, it's my initials, so I'm particularly aggreived.

kkvgz, Friday, 1 April 2011 16:55 (ten years ago) link

I'd never seen that one. In fact I've never seen a mother on any message board refer to her husband in a complementary fashion at all.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 16:57 (ten years ago) link

lol

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:06 (ten years ago) link

i don't know what "hot housing" is

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:07 (ten years ago) link

#2 really has got to be the all-time worst. uggggggggh

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:07 (ten years ago) link

"Tiger mother" That woman should be pelted with rocks.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:14 (ten years ago) link

My wife just pointed out that the widely-used acronym for breast milk is BM which is actually really funny.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:15 (ten years ago) link

"How do I know how much BM my baby is getting?"

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:16 (ten years ago) link

"Babies do better when they're fed BM"

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:16 (ten years ago) link

Famous people who underwent hothousing

Sufiah Yusof -- (ended up as a prostitute)
Gordon Brown[1] -- (lollll)
John Stuart Mill -- (had a nervous breakdown at age 20)
Aubrey de Grey[2] -- (eccentric but influential and respected)
Val McDermid[1] -- (seemingly perfectly normal)

I love my puppy -- and she loves me! (Viceroy), Friday, 1 April 2011 17:42 (ten years ago) link

never heard/heard of most of these, I have to say

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 19:47 (ten years ago) link

5. "I can't drink orange pop it makes me hyper" - medical evidence for this is tenuous as fuck and your parents shd stop telling u this cos tbh it just gives u an excuse to go nuts when u drink some

are you saying concentrated doses of sugar do not have behavioral effects? I find this hard to believe, just based purely on personal experience alone.

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 19:48 (ten years ago) link

Personal experience also tells us that people go crazy during a full moon, but that's wrong too.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 1 April 2011 20:06 (ten years ago) link

nah I've never noticed that. unless you're referring to PMS lol

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:08 (ten years ago) link

It's an old, old urban legend among cops and medical workers, but it's still pretty well known by the general public--I'm surprised that you haven't heard of it.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 1 April 2011 20:11 (ten years ago) link

"nah I've never noticed that."

You've never heard someone say "full moon brings out the crazies"?

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:12 (ten years ago) link

no, I mean in my personal experience I have never witnessed it. I have personally witnessed kids losing their fucking minds after eating a bunch of sugar.

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:15 (ten years ago) link

Anyway, I'm just saying that you need to go by the facts in things like this, not personal experience. Personal experience is subject to all kinds of bias and preconceived notions.

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 1 April 2011 20:16 (ten years ago) link

"no, I mean in my personal experience I have never witnessed it."

Most people who have to deal with the general public at night have.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:33 (ten years ago) link

Anyway, I'm just saying that you need to go by the facts in things like this

fair enough. when Noodle comes back I'd like some hard facts about the effects of, say, high fructose corn syrup on the metabolisms of toddlers

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:38 (ten years ago) link

1. "go down" as in "he didn't go down til 8:30 last night" - wtf you sound like you are talking about shooting an elephant with tranquilizers. it's a child going to sleep.

― 40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Friday, April 1, 2011 10:57 AM Bookmark

So that's what you think of when you hear the words "go down", eh?

ᓇᐃᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᐅᖃᓕᒫᕐᕕᒃ (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:40 (ten years ago) link

^^^lol have to admit I had the same thought...

in my world of loose geirs (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 1 April 2011 20:41 (ten years ago) link

Well, that's not the ortiface that's used to conceive the kids...

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:05 (ten years ago) link

Speaking of using other words

Back up the lesbian canoe (Laurel), Friday, 1 April 2011 21:11 (ten years ago) link

hey Shakes: here is a link discussing the myth of the sugar high: http://www.bmj.com/content/337/bmj.a2769.full

I've seen kids go nuts too but it seems likely that if they're told often enough by adults that sugary drinks are a licence to go apeshit...anyway, biochemistry says "bullshit"

a SB-in' artist that been in the game for a minute (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 2 April 2011 05:17 (ten years ago) link

i guess you hear "put down" more..? anyway both are completely unacceptable

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 2 April 2011 07:35 (ten years ago) link

I had to put down my child last night. It was hard getting him to go down, but in the end I was able to by filling him with BM.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Saturday, 2 April 2011 13:47 (ten years ago) link

"put down" = unacceptable

So in the interest of sensivity one must use a much lengthier phrase, each time?

LISTEN SHITBIRD (rip van wanko), Saturday, 2 April 2011 14:10 (ten years ago) link

Sensitivity is such a hardship.

The Louvin Spoonful (WmC), Saturday, 2 April 2011 14:13 (ten years ago) link

not sensitivity so much as not sounding like you are talking about killing your pet cat

i dunno, "put down" also assigns all this agency to the parent like "woe is me, i had to really work at it". and maybe you did. but there's the cat-killing thing too. why not instead of "we put him down at 8:30 last night" say "he fell asleep at 8:30" or "he went to bed at 8:30" the way every other human being gets talked about??

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 3 April 2011 23:57 (ten years ago) link

Because put down /= fell asleep. Went to bed implies the baby did it on their own like they just waved good night, closed their bedroom door and popped themselves into the crib. In my experience the bedtime experience is more like killing a pet cat than it is like that.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 4 April 2011 00:44 (ten years ago) link

How's about the old standard: "We put him/her to bed." ?

Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Monday, 4 April 2011 01:03 (ten years ago) link

Has a vaguely mobbish overtone. I like it.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Monday, 4 April 2011 02:50 (ten years ago) link

Went to bed implies the baby did it on their own like they just waved good night, closed their bedroom door and popped themselves into the crib.

i think everybody understands that it does not work like this - so you don't have to pat yourself on the back every time you mention it

christine's sounds like a perfectly sensible compromise

unless you accidentally say "we put him to sleep"

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 4 April 2011 09:19 (ten years ago) link

it just sounds so.... arrogant! "my boy was a cryin and a wailin... so i had to put him down"

another shade of meaning for "to put down" is to insult. it's a very negative phrase!

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 4 April 2011 09:28 (ten years ago) link

i've been loving this conversation

J0rdan S., Monday, 4 April 2011 09:32 (ten years ago) link

I always assumed 'putting down' was a hangover from a time when mothers carried babies around when they were awake (so put them down for sleepytime). Whatever, this seems like a bit of a weird discussion, given that we all know what a strange thing the English language is.

Madchen, Monday, 4 April 2011 10:49 (ten years ago) link

no there is RIGHT and WRONG

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 4 April 2011 23:09 (ten years ago) link

so let's just agree, not to disagree exactly, but that i am right and everyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.

40% chill and 100% negative (Tracer Hand), Monday, 4 April 2011 23:10 (ten years ago) link

Went to bed implies the baby did it on their own like they just waved good night, closed their bedroom door and popped themselves into the crib.

i think everybody understands that it does not work like this

Ah, one time we were all "Amber's very quiet... " we went to see where she'd got to and found her in bed, fast asleep. She'd clearly decided she was sleepy and put herself to bed. She was 18 months old at this point.

Mark G, Tuesday, 5 April 2011 13:17 (ten years ago) link


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