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"They fuck you up, your mum and dad" said Philip Larkin. Did he have a point? Perhaps yours are merely horrendously embarrassing? Or are you yourself that embarrassing or terrible parent? No tedious McCannery or nonce strikethroughs please, ffs.

(, Mon 6 Jun 2016, 15:43)
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Not my mum and dad
But I think most parents are fucking superheroes. When it comes to the way you look up to them as a child and when you become a parent to have your own son look at you like you are that superhero.

I understand that some people don't have the best parents in the world. No one is perfect, my parents certainly weren't perfect the shit I saw as a kid was awful at times. But when things were good they were really good, and the love that I felt as a child made me realise how safe I was and that my parents are as close as I would ever get to having my own superman and Wonder Woman. Literally willing to do anything to ensure my safety and that of my siblings.

I can now only hope to god that, minus the negatives, I will be able to provide the same for my son, despite his mother doing pretty much everything she can in every possible way to prevent that from happening.

My apologies for this being a personal post.

I could write about Doctor Fucking Who if that would be more widely accepted?
(, Tue 14 Jun 2016, 22:22, 34 replies)
Doctor Who
not Doctor Fucking Who.

(, Tue 14 Jun 2016, 23:52, closed)
Is this what a chloroform bender results in? Mawkish introspection?

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 9:30, closed)
what a load of bent shit

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 10:17, closed)
hold on, have you already split up with the babymama?

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 10:28, closed)
did you just use the word babymama?

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 11:20, closed)
yes, I did
are you having trouble reading?
(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 11:26, closed)

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 11:41, closed)
I get this reference

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 12:55, closed)
Good. I hate to suffer alone.

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 14:47, closed)
no, trouble believing my eyes

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 11:41, closed)
well, they are particularly shifty and piggish
I wouldn't trust them either
(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 11:59, closed)
they may well be
but it still doesn't excuse you from abusing the English language in that way

babymama, ffs. BABYMAMA.
(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 13:56, closed)
I agree wholeheartedly with my learned friend's low opinion of the term 'babymama'

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 14:15, closed)

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 21:30, closed)
how is it abuse?
it's a word used widely across a large demographic of English speakers. This is just your misguided and misinformed snobbery showing through.
(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 9:55, closed)
just because people use it across the globe doesn't prevent it from being abusive to the words and the ear
it's a vile abomination of a term that is right up there with "we're pregnant".
(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 10:36, closed)
more racism from rachelswipe :(

(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 11:00, closed)
i'm an equal opportunities h8r

(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 11:09, closed)
It saddens me to see a native speaker of the world's most flexible and varied language
being so narrow-minded and conformist
(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 11:35, closed)
look, if you'd said babydaddy
i'd be all over that shit.
(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 11:55, closed)
because you are a giant fly?

(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 13:40, closed)
a giant fly with shifty piggish eyes.

jeff goldblum is most jealous.
(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 14:12, closed)
'We're pregnant' is pretty apt as pregnancy and marriage essentially turns two people into a homogenous boring unit.

(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 16:27, closed)
it's just awful
(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 16:55, closed)
What about if I add the word 'literally', that dopey bint from the Guardian says I can use it to mean anything at all nowadays

(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 20:36, closed)
I haven't written anything mean here as you're clearly in a bad way.
Hopefully things will improve for you. xxx
(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 22:07, closed)
lol gay

(, Wed 15 Jun 2016, 22:07, closed)
I know what you mean
There is an awful point in life where you realize that your parents are only human and cannot fix every fault and make everything all ok.
My kids haven't reached that yet with me i think but I am dreading when they do
(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 9:37, closed)
or when the bastards selfishly go one step further and die...

(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 11:55, closed)
at least she tried to keep in touch

(, Thu 16 Jun 2016, 12:05, closed)
Maybe Dr Who...
...could jump in his TARDIS, go back to a few seconds before your conception and suggest to your dad that he splashes his muck on her face instead.
(, Sat 18 Jun 2016, 15:51, closed)

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