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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
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    Although I hold multiple degrees and credentials. I still do not hold any such certificate in typing.

  2. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from stevielynn
    Deb - I think it depends on what bugs a person . . "we're pregnant" certainly does not bug me.

    However, I will probably hit the next person who says "You Go Girl!":angryfire

    steph

    Ah Steph, rofl I hear you. I don't like that one either. However, truly, things that bugged me a decade ago, just are not on my radar today. And I would say, most catchphrases fall into that category. I have so much else on my mind these days.

    Hope your little man and his big sibs are well....and you have a wonderful New Year!
    Last edit by SmilingBluEyes on Jan 6, '07
  3. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    You know I posted the link so that everyone could look at it. And some of you have. I enjoyed reading the points of view from those who, as mothers, support the 'we're pregnant' thing. But the list contained lots of other phrases we are all about ready to put to rest. I found humor in the list.
    And you prompted some interesting discussion as a result of posting this thread. That is the fun thing about these discussions and threads; they take on a life of their own. For some, it hit a nerve, for others it prompted personal sharing----and for still some others, the humor you intended hit home.

    It's all good in the end, wouldn't you agree?
  4. by   mercyteapot
    I agree about ''we're pregnant''. "We're expecting'' makes sense to me, because expecting has different meanings, but pregnant is the condition of gestation, and it just doesn't make sense to say a male is expecting.

    I wonder in what way the term ''chipotle'' is being overused. I've only ever seen or heard it referred to in proper context.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Quote from 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.
    I'm from the i-married-my-best-friend crowd. I can live with that much better than being from the we're-staying-together-for-the-kids crowd.

    As for the babysitting thing. He's not babysitting the kids, unless the kids belong to the neighbor's house.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I see chipotle all over the place---it has apparently become quite popular. I personally dislike the taste but to each her own---esp when pregnant. Do not mess with a pregnant lady and her food, eh.
  7. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    As for the pregnancy thing: She's pregnant, we're expecting a baby.

    Well 'expecting a baby' somewhat bothers me. When someone's pregnant, it's not like you're expecting a puppy to come out.
  8. by   SmilingBluEyes
    To each their own.
  9. by   oneillk1
    Quote from medsurgnurse
    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 diffinition of pregnant and sorry fella you're not it.

    I totally, agree, when a man can come to me and show me his growing uterus, he can say "we're pregnant". Until then..... sorry mate! We are having a baby is ok.... If your partner broke her leg would you say "We have a broken leg"?

    "We're trying to get pregnant" is ok though. I'll admit there is just a little bit of two way interaction there!


    And I love Billary! LOL
  10. by   BungyRN
    Guess what, fellow posters?
    We're pregna....
    well, you know what I mean.
    (Due July 2007)
  11. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from BungyRN
    Guess what, fellow posters?
    We're pregna....
    well, you know what I mean.
    (Due July 2007)
    '

    Congrats. To your husband, too! Even though, IMHO, you're the only one that's actually pregnant...
  12. by   mercyteapot
    This list is kind of interesting in that there seems to be no clear cut criteria for which terms would be included. "We're pregnant'' seems to be included because it makes no sense, but chipotle seems to be included just because it seems like everything is made with chipotle peppers lately. Then there are those combined names, like Bradgelina, that were cute once or twice, but now are so overused.

    My favorite, though, is ''ask your doctor''. Seeing as how these drugs are available by prescription only, what the *&%# choice do I have but to ask my doctor???? I hardly needed the commercial to tell me!
    Last edit by mercyteapot on Jan 11, '07
  13. by   tvccrn
    Quote from BungyRN
    Guess what, fellow posters?
    We're pregna....
    well, you know what I mean.
    (Due July 2007)
    Congratulations!!!!!! I do know what you mean because we are as well...May, 2007.

    tvccrn

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