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

I personally prefer "breast". But I am not offended by "boobs" or "girls".    I do think it is more professional for the anatomical term to be used when discussing the features  of  "double barrell slingshots".....  yes I am channeling my inner Ellie Mae Clampet

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

I think I like the chest reference best.  Especially since we are talking about TV here and broadcast to millions of viewers.  I wouldn't think it would be offensive to anyone or embarrass anyone to use that term.  It's not too personal.

 

As far as the hind end goes - we have booty, rump, rear, and derriere(sp?).  Dare I say caboose, bottom, _ss, bum, butt? 

 

I usually call it a rear end or butt.  But I hardly, if ever, even refer to it at all.  Woman LOL

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

Breasts.  Or when referring to the general area décolleté.  

 

I have been known to say "girls" on ocassion.  This is particularly true when posting here. When I do it is done jokingly and I'm not taking myself so serious.  Otherwise, breast[s] is the proper term.

 

Thing is, we can't walk around using the proper term for the rest of our private parts sooooo, this is not that big of a deal to me.  





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


@MildredM wrote:

@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.


My mom always used the term bosom @MildredM .  I haven't heard that in a while.





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

I like hooters, chi chi’s, and tatas too, but I don’t want anyone clutching their pearls.
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@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?


@lanstine 

Hold onto that feeling and you've got how I feel about Susan Graver's presentations! Always talking about 'covering up'. I often ponder how that's affecting little girls that may be watching with mom or grandma. They're (constantly) hearing the message their body is something to hide....

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

"Girls" is such a dumb reference IMO.  Just call parts what they are without the cutsey stuff.  

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

On HSN Rhonda Shear just called them the girls. Shehas today's TS  Bandeau bra 2 pack. 

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@KBEANS wrote:

On HSN Rhonda Shear just called them the girls. Shehas today's TS  Bandeau bra 2 pack. 


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If you need a strapless bra they are actually pretty good. They don't end up around your waist! LOL

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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 think the T word is so crude.  I also find the term girls rather silly.  I prefer breasts for adult talk - and chest is even better.