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


@Shanus wrote:

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


@IamDoodles   Remember the Q wants to attract a younger audience, so maybe that's the reason some hosts use "immature" terms for body parts...trying to speak to their level....plus just trying too hard to be cute.


Yes they try too hard to be cute and relevant and they end up looking dumb. The Q has certainly "dumbed down" from what they used to be.

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


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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.  


Of course we can!


I do, @mom2four0418. I ever so slightly cringe at the substitutes for body parts.


Oh, I don't think we can refer to the V area on air and call it it's rightful name.  No one does that and you know it @suzyQ3 .  Women will find something different like V-Jay or some other word.  No one runs around calling that area on a broadcast show the anatomical term for men or women.  Give it a break.


@gertrudecloset, not upset you again, but I think that this thread goes beyond what might be said on QVC, which I don't watch anymore. But as a matter of fact, I have heard "******" and "******" said on TV.


@suzyQ3 I've never heard it on a shopping channel.  Whether it be QVC or any other programming.  I remember a commercial where women referred to "it" as "you ha" when speaking about the nether regions.  


Well, @gertrudecloset, I said that I have heard on TV. And I have.


@suzyQ3 I'm not even going to ask you what station.  It's not a common practice for shopping shows.  Maybe HBO.  But hey I'm happy for you.


@gertrudecloset 

Give it a break already! We may use the word boob to describe you but Rhonda Shear is on HSN right now and I've lost track of how many times she and the host have uttered  the word breast and breast tissue. Turn it on. Perhaps your head will explode

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


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@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.


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DITTO!  It's so vulgar.

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


@Andreatoo wrote:

@gertrudecloset wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

@gertrudecloset wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

@gertrudecloset wrote:

@suzyQ3 wrote:

@mom2four0418 wrote:

@gertrudecloset wrote:

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.  


Of course we can!


I do, @mom2four0418. I ever so slightly cringe at the substitutes for body parts.


Oh, I don't think we can refer to the V area on air and call it it's rightful name.  No one does that and you know it @suzyQ3 .  Women will find something different like V-Jay or some other word.  No one runs around calling that area on a broadcast show the anatomical term for men or women.  Give it a break.


@gertrudecloset, not upset you again, but I think that this thread goes beyond what might be said on QVC, which I don't watch anymore. But as a matter of fact, I have heard "******" and "******" said on TV.


@suzyQ3 I've never heard it on a shopping channel.  Whether it be QVC or any other programming.  I remember a commercial where women referred to "it" as "you ha" when speaking about the nether regions.  


Well, @gertrudecloset, I said that I have heard on TV. And I have.


@suzyQ3 I'm not even going to ask you what station.  It's not a common practice for shopping shows.  Maybe HBO.  But hey I'm happy for you.


@gertrudecloset 

Give it a break already! We may use the word boob to describe you but Rhonda Shear is on HSN right now and I've lost track of how many times she and the host have uttered  the word breast and breast tissue. Turn it on. Perhaps your head will explode


@Andreatoo I don't know who you think you're talking to.  My discussion was not about boobs.  It went a little further.   I wasn't talking to you anyway.  I made a comment about other parts of the body (we can't say the real thing on tv);  Read the entire thread before you come telling me what to do. Rudeness is awful.





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

@Andreatoo - LOL!!!! You made me laugh out LOUD Woman LOL 

 

What an asinine topic Woman Tongue

 

Ta-ta!!!


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


@mom2four0418 wrote:

@gertrudecloset wrote:

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.  


Of course we can!


Explain how that would work on a shopping network @mom2four0418 !  I didn't see this.  I'm dying to hear what you can think of (those other parts of our nether regions). The pearl clutchers are not having it!  They can barely stand a commercial watching a shave. .





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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?


Hopefully, we're teaching our daughters about modesty, discreetness and decorum. Smiley Happy

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

I'm not a prude at all. I'm ok with all of the words given here. Life is too short to worry about silly things. 

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

Yes, I agree, it's cringe worthy to hear a company representative on TV use the word

'Girls' for body parts.  A 'professional company' should stick to the fashion industry standards and use professional vocabulary such as, bust, bustline, under bust, and over bust.  One can talk on and on about moisture, dryness and comfort without mentioning body parts.

Leave the word 'Girls' to the child and developing young lady years (years of innocence and beyond) leading up to adulthood, please.

I think using 'girls' is crude and is a spin off from the vulgar use of men talking about their male body parts as 'boys'. Some men crudely refer to women's body parts as 'girls' also and females pick it up.  Broadcasting bra sales using 'girls' perpetuates the crudeness. It is very uneducated and unprofessional.

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

Boobs, ta-tas or whatever, really doesn't bother me.  What really bothers me is when a stranger calls me sweetie, honey, or sugar in real life or here.