Mumatron Moans – Get it off your chest

Mumatron Moans

Mumatron Moans – Get it off your chest

Get it off your chest Mumatron

I’ve not written a post for a while for one reason or another, here’s the first instalment of Mumatron Moans. There are a few bits I need to get off my chest, if everyone could just bear the following in mind that would be great.

Brexit vs Bregzit

To be clear is no G in the word Brexit (if you can even call it a word- more on that later). When pronouncing Brexit, it’s B-R-E-X-I-T, not as so many seem to think B-R-E-G-Z-I-T.

Made up words

Being on TV does not give you license to make up words. It’s bugging me that if someone on TV says a word, it’s assumed that it’s right, a real word. I give you, Armology ,seriously, you couldn’t think of a better way to describe a dancer’s arm movements?! Flavourful -pretty sure it used to be flavoursome. Vocality “you have a wonderful vocality to your voice” What does that even mean? One can only assume it means tone of voice, so say tone of voice.  I didn’t know this, but according to some slebs if you use ‘ality’ as a suffix on just about any word, it’s a word regardless of whether or not it makes any sense. While we’re at it, Ginormous isn’t a word either.

Handpicked?

Why is everything hand picked these days? Things that cannot be hand picked include: hotels, holidays, TV shows, houses, music and restaurants. Things that can be hand picked include: eggs, apples, flowers, tomatoes and fabrics.

TMI

Which genius decided that in order to buy anything from a high street store, you not only pay for it with cash, but with information also? ‘Can I take an email address?’ has become a phrase that makes my blood boil, I want to say ‘Yeah sure its pissoffnoneoffyourbusiness@stopstealingmyinformation.com’ but I can hardly blame a pimpled teen behind that counter in New Look for my pet peeves can I?

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‘Marketing’

I understand that everyone’s got a job to do and if that job is ‘marketing’ in the street, for a charity or energy/broadband/TV provider do not, in an attempt to get my attention begin your sentence with ‘Miss’, you’re not in school. Most of all, I dislike being manipulated in the street while trying to do my shopping. I was asked ‘Are you friendly, Miss?’ recently, the poor guy sounded like he had stepped out of a Dickens novel.  It’s times like these I wish I sounded like Danny Dyer and could just bang out a ‘Do I look f**king friendly?’.

Wow I feel so much better. I’m sure there’s more where this came from, I’ll save it for later.

In other news I’ve started a little YouTube Channel – The Mumatron Vlogs. Check it out for some dieting tips (of the cheating kind, like how eat more curly wurlys).

Mumatron Moans will be running as a regular series eeeek, come back for more moans and groans!

 

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14 Comments

  1. The word ‘Brexit’ itself has been bugging me of late. I simply can’t believe that Politicians have nicknamed a crucial move in our country’s history in the same way that we nickname celebrity couples. Whilst adding ‘ality’ to a word doesn’t make it a word, so too does combining two words into one. Could we not have thought of a more serious and meaningful way to refer to a defining moment in our history? #CoolMumClub

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      All the wrong messages all over the place! It just totally undermines the seriousness of the whole issue! X

  2. This post is an absolute gem! Can we make it a regular series pleeeease! I love the Danny Dyer comment, made me spit out my tea. Thanks for making me properly laugh this evening 🙂

    And, thanks for linking to #coolmumclub!

  3. This post made me smile. Where I am, the question street collectors ask is ‘do you have a good sense of humour?’ I always reply ‘I’m afraid not’, which I find funny, even if they don’t!

  4. Haha I love this! Made me laugh on a very miserable day when my blog has gone crazy! Thank you! #stayclassymama

  5. Top rant! Spot on about ‘ality’ – the irony is they probably think they’re being clever. Always makes me laugh when street sellers/marketers ask how you are this morning/afternoon. Great until you walked across my path! #thatfridaylinky

  6. Hilarious! You are spot on. I’m so with you on the ‘can I just take your e-mail address to e-mail me your receipt please?” “NO, you cannot, you can give me the paper receipt that’s just about to pop out of the doo da, thank you very much.” And I hate being called Miss, or Love, but the worst for me is Dear! Very funny #FunnyFrolics

  7. Very funny, I may have to borrow your email address line next time I get randomly asked for mine so that I get a *king receipt (Oooh lucky me). #fridayfrolics

  8. Make this a blog hop and I’ll be here bitching every week, I promise!

    I loathe when stores ask for your email address. Like, why? Do you want to buy me dinner? Pay my mortgage?

    #FridayFrolics

  9. Completly agree brexit is such an annoying made up word super post Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

  10. I hate being asked for my email address when buying things in store. If I wanted to give my email address, I would have bought online! Fab post. Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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