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University lists banned words for '06 - U.S. Life - MSNBC.com Its nice to know that its not just me that is driven crazy by the "we're pregnant", "we're trying to get pregnant". there is only one... Read More

  1. by   moongirl
    the one that makes me wanna puke is " TomKat"
  2. by   MissJoRN
    Ooo-Ooo! Can I be on their "enforcement team"??
  3. by   Jolie
    Quote from mvanz9999
    YEEEEESSSHHHH!!!!!

    The first time I heard this was a few months ago from a male co-worker. It's the first time I actually wanted to deck a co-worker. "We're Pregnant!!!!" He exclaims. Uh, no you aren't. You are physiologically incapable of getting pregnant. I do not think it's cute.
    I agree 100%! What ever happened to "We're expecting a baby"? Now, that's accurate!
  4. by   passgasser
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    Its nice to know that its not just me that is driven crazy by the "we're pregnant", "we're trying to get pregnant". there is only one diffinition of pregnant and sorry fella you're not it.
    I would guess it would make you just a little less angry after working with me for one day on call. I do epidurals for pregnant women and girls every week for whom the only contribution to the pregnancy or raising of the child was the few cc's of semen they contributed at conception. Haven't been seen or heard from since. Mom's going to raise that baby with no emotional, financial, or any other kind of support from the "baby daddy."

    At least the men from the "we're pregnant" crowd are there and taking their responsibilities seriously.

    By the way, I've looked. I can't seem to find the definition for the word "diffinition." Any help?
  5. by   lovablelvn
    I like to make my dh think he's in on it; that way he bends over backwards to do things for me during preg. "We're pregnant" is staying.

    Can't agree more.. We have been trying for 2 years and both have fertility issues. WE will be pregnant.:spin:
  6. by   danissa
    Quote from lovablelvn
    Can't agree more.. We have been trying for 2 years and both have fertility issues. WE will be pregnant.:spin:
    lots of luck to BOTH of you in getting pregnant, Mammy AND Daddy!
  7. by   JeanettePNP
    Quote from passgasser

    By the way, I've looked. I can't seem to find the definition for the word "diffinition." Any help?
    Spelling mistakes and typos happen on online boards. Get over it.
  8. by   CHATSDALE
    i , for one, can not see any difference with 'we're pregnant' or
    we are expecting a baby

    with either one give congratulations and best wishes
  9. by   passgasser
    Quote from ChayaN
    Spelling mistakes and typos happen on online boards. Get over it.
    For those not quite as fast on the draw, this is exactly my point. Normally, I don't care about spelling mistakes. But, in the same vein, perhaps when a man says "we're pregnant," rather than being gritchy about the "we" aspect, perhaps we should just be grateful that there will be a child born with a daddy who claims them, and by all appearances will be there for them. So, "get over it."

    But perhaps not. Perhaps we should all just vent about our little pet peeves, ignoring the larger issues.
  10. by   daisybaby
    I think 'we're pregnant' can stay, if we can forever get rid of my most disliked phrase- "take the baby".
  11. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from lovablelvn
    Can't agree more.. We have been trying for 2 years and both have fertility issues. WE will be pregnant.:spin:
    Exactly! With the surgeries and tests and medications and doctors visits, I can assure you my DH has been through more to get us pregnant that me. When we get pregnant, it will be mostly due to all he's done. Me, I'm just kicking out an egg each cycle. And when I finally get to tell people about it all, rest assured-he's getting most of the credit, and WE will be pregnant.
  12. by   Quickbeam
    Personally, I loathe "we're pregnant". I find it precious and annoying.

    Since I'm sort of alone on this, you'll be happy to know I work as a community health nurse in an office solo. I have no fertile "we're pregnant"ing co-workers to offend with my lack of appreciation for their diction. Problem solved!
  13. by   NoMoreStudying
    "I'm pregnant" or "we're expecting a baby." Although, I can tolerate "we're pregnant" more from the men than the women. It's endearing from men, but from women it reminds me of the "today I marry my best friend" crowd. <<ducking>>

    Can we all agree to get rid of "He's babysitting the kids today."

    Also, "actually" gets me. I can't tell you how many sentences start with "actually," even when they're correcting with the same exact thing. It sounds pretentious.

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