to unfriend, unfollow and generally avoid like the plague anyone who uses the word 'hollibobs'

(113 Posts)
MmeLindor Wed 10-Jul-13 21:45:11

You have not just returned from your 'hollibobs'. You were on holiday. I can cope with 'vacation' if you are from North America.

The word 'hollibobs' has MORE LETTERS than the word that you are replacing it with.

And it makes you look dim.

MmeLindor Thu 11-Jul-13 23:02:52

True. I was replying to a comment earlier about the word gallivanting.

Hollibobs is in a whole new category

ArtexMonkey Thu 11-Jul-13 23:15:04

I saw someone on here once tell of a friend who used the term Hubbington on Seasbury to describe her dh, it made me snort then and it made me snort now when I just remembered it.

Bluestocking Thu 11-Jul-13 23:16:04

"Hubbington on Seasbury"?
Words fail me.

MmeLindor Thu 11-Jul-13 23:29:56

As in 'I'm going to the cinema with my Hubbington on Seasbury'??

How could anyone hear that and not slap their friend with a cold wet fish?

SarahAndFuck Fri 12-Jul-13 00:37:34

Someone said "jollibobs" to me yesterday. hmm

Hubbington on Seasbury though! shock

Portofino Fri 12-Jul-13 06:20:17

Only 7 sleeps til my holibobs!

ArtemisKelda Fri 12-Jul-13 06:46:36

I don't mind hollibobs at all and crimbo doesn't bother me either.

DD is teething and the one that really makes me growl is when people say peggies to her instead of teeth. Ffs, is it that difficult to use the correct word instead of baby talk nonsense?

MrsGeologist Fri 12-Jul-13 06:53:41

Hubbington on Seabury has tickled me grin

I'm guilty of of using the words 'diddly dancers' instead of stairs. In my defence, my parents started it.

MrsGeologist Fri 12-Jul-13 06:54:17

Oh and hollibobs is shit, I agree.

harryhausen Fri 12-Jul-13 07:30:32

Holibobs = no.

I also can't abide anyone who facebook's "Wine O'Clock" and thinks they're being original and hilarious. Just no.

Cuntibobs = yes.

Notafoodbabyanymore Fri 12-Jul-13 07:42:29

Sorry, but "stabby" makes me... well... you know...

Annual leave is annoying.

They're out of the office. For administrative purposes their absence may be accounted for out of their annual leave allowance, but since they are absent on more than one occasion per year it isn't "annual". Fuck off.

MmeLindor Fri 12-Jul-13 09:52:52

MrsG
Where does diddly dancers come from?

We used to say teethypegs to the kids, but I think the whole point is that these are words that are slightly irritating when speaking with babies. Grown women using the word 'hollibobs' just makes me shudder.

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