Bosoms or bosom?

(7 Posts)
ArgyMargy Sun 21-Jul-13 13:51:53

But surely you can have one breast, as in chest? The breastbone suggests this. I think bosoms are a childhood word as no kids would say breasts when sniggering about body parts. You can also pronounce it bazooms with accent on the ooms for extra self-protection...

Bosoms is what we used to say as children. Gok is being all coy hmm

biryani Tue 16-Jul-13 21:11:45

Daddo: yes, when referring to breasts. Gok Wan et al seem to constantly refer to " bosoms" when talking about breasts, rather than bosom,.

One bosom, or two breasts.

daddoinghisbest Tue 16-Jul-13 17:44:01

P.S. where do you keep hearing 'bosoms'? Do people really say bosom (plural or singular) nowadays? :-)

daddoinghisbest Tue 16-Jul-13 17:40:42

My dictionary says a Bosom is a woman's breast or breasts, but I'd say most people would refer to a woman's chest as her bosom. I suppose a pair of women would have two bosoms though, so the plural would apply. Also, a man could be said to hold a child to his bosom meaning his chest, and then there's the bosom of the family of course. No breasts at all there.

biryani Mon 15-Jul-13 23:01:49

Is there such a word as "bosoms"? . I keep hearing it, although I always thought "bosom"was the correct word describe two breasts. Am I right?

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