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Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"

Just heard Breezies rep (daughter of founder??) call breasts, boobs. Host Amy used correct term, breasts. I think the term, boobs came in when women were embarassed to call breasts, breasts. Then, later the more modern, "girls" came in. I don't know why women feel they can't call parts of their anatomy by the correct term. It's as if it's something to be ashamed of. What are we teaching our daughters about their bodies?

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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"

I'd rather "boobs" than what my 22 year old daughter says. She uses the T word. 

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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"


@lanstine wrote:

Just heard Breezies rep (daughter of founder??) call breasts, boobs. Host Amy used correct term, breasts. I think the term, boobs came in when women were embarassed to call breasts, breasts. Then, later the more modern, "girls" came in. I don't know why women feel they can't call parts of their anatomy by the correct term. It's as if it's something to be ashamed of. What are we teaching our daughters about their bodies?


I've always like the word bosom.

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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"

To each their own.  I just want everyone to have healthy ones, whatever you want to call them. BC itself is more important than what we call our body parts.

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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"

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Had a Doctor tell me many yrs ago abt when he was in Medical School. He  was caring for a patient from very rural West Va  who said she had  history of  " fire balls in her Eucharist ".  Come to find out she had  " fibroids in the uterus ".

 

Prefer proper terms  regarding anatomy . Breast is waht I say.

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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"

I also don't care for the use of the word  "hiney" (however it's spelled).  Sounds like something a five year old would say.

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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"

At my age they are no longer girls, but ladies. 🤣🤣

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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"


@daisyk wrote:

I'd rather "boobs" than what my 22 year old daughter says. She uses the T word. 


I agree I hate the T word.

" You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts."
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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"


@lanstine wrote:

Just heard Breezies rep (daughter of founder??) call breasts, boobs. Host Amy used correct term, breasts. I think the term, boobs came in when women were embarassed to call breasts, breasts. Then, later the more modern, "girls" came in. I don't know why women feel they can't call parts of their anatomy by the correct term. It's as if it's something to be ashamed of. What are we teaching our daughters about their bodies?


I agree.  They talk like adolescents.  I expect better from grown women.

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Re: Breasts not "boobs" or even worse, "girls"

Years ago, when Q just started (from what they had been), had a wonderful, very knowledged host, Kathy Levine.  

Kathy had beautiful manners, was a true professional and highly respected.  She used the term "girls" in the early 1980's.

 

"Girls" are sufficient for me.