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Freddy Woo writes, "My wife thinks calling the front room a lounge is common. Worse, a friend of hers recently admonished her daughter for calling a toilet, a toilet. Lavatory darling. It's lavatory."

My own mother refused to let me use the word 'oblong' instead of 'rectangle'. Which is just odd, to be honest.

What stuff do you think is common?

(, Thu 16 Oct 2008, 16:06)
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The overt sexualisation of kids has become too common.
As Dad to a little girl, I've learned to despise child size mini-skirts, boob tubes and lurid message tee-shirts, those awful "Bratz" dolls, girl/teen bands, the parents of pageant kids, and the common message they represent.

The worst I've personally encountered was at a popular concentration, sorry, "holiday" camp. Gigging at some popular chains, used to provide regular seasonal money. The work routine was to arrive early in the day, to set up equipment and stage, soundcheck . At the smaller venues the room and bar would sometimes remain open, in which case you'd be setting up with an audience, and kids running around.

One such occasion, three generations of a family, were sat near the stage, the ladies dressed in gaudy matching miniskirt and boob tube. The youngest of them couldn't have been long out of nappies. Mum and Nan then goaded the child into running to the front of the stage, with delighted cackles of "Go on, sing the Spice Girls!". They were then overjoyed as the child innocently bumbled through the song, loudly singing out the bit she really remembered....

"Need some love like I never needed love before, wanna make love to ya babyyyyyyy!"

Unfortunately, grooming your own child for paedophiles is common practice parenting these days. :(((((((
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:21, 18 replies)
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:28, closed)
not only that...
but the grooming's the best bit!


(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:34, closed)
I prefer
the first penetration

After that they are damaged goods.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:44, closed)
Sloppy seconds
Although I like a lady with more experience!
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:13, closed)
So very wrong..
And since when did the playboy bunny logo become a fashion accessory for the under 18's? In a sane world, NEVER. But in this messed up one I have seen it emblazoned across the belt buckles of what could only be at the oldest a 10 year old girl, and even worse, in the window of an Argos back to school display there were playboy bunny pencil cases other bits of tat that no-one over the age of 18 would ever want or need. WTF is going on here?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:35, closed)
^ This
Has Hugh Hefner decided to extend his market to include kiddy-fiddling?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:40, closed)
Hey, there's a reccession on, you know!
If Joe Bloggs can't afford to buy that loaf of bread to feed his family, why should Hugh have to wait until they're 18 to start making money from them when he could be going for their (playboy, natch) purse from age 8?

Seriously, though, I think the problem there is the word "Play" being really kid-friendly.

They really should make it mandatory that all these Playboy accessories come with a copy of Playboy.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:59, closed)
I might be inclined to buy the pencil case then...
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 16:35, closed)
It's marketed younger than that
I've taught primary school classes, where girls have the bunny logo on pink pencil cases. :(
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:56, closed)
Remember Argos
used to see nothing wrong in a junior pole-dancers kit, complete with pole, dress up shoes etc etc..
It was for 10-16s...

And it had nothing to do with Eastern Europe

They only agreed to withdraw it after a huge campaign staged by Kidscape amongst others...

I could weep
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 20:32, closed)
Who will save us now?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:40, closed)
Have you really learned to despise your little girl?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:55, closed)
fixed. Thanks :)

Edit: Although there are only so many times that a 4 year old can eat all of the yoghurts before there are repercussions..
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 15:59, closed)
This reminds me
A few years back I caught a bit of the annual Children In Need charidy crapathon. Remember the song Barbie Girl by Aqua? Well, one of the featured schools put on a show with the little girls around 7 years old singing this song. "You can touch my hair, undress me everywhere" etc. Did NOBODY notice that this was somewhat inappropriate for a fundraiser for, amongst other things, victims of child sexual abuse?
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:11, closed)
And the DANCING...!
As a fairly new father of one luverly little lass, I've been reintroduced to much childrens telly of late.. (too much, my brain is melting. Please help me.)

And in one such program (I can't remember which one) I watched, in horror, as a whole bunch of pre-schoolers were taught, I kid you not, to 'Push it out' and 'shake their booty'.

I mean, these 'dances' are bad enough when teens perform them, let alone small children!

I wanted to slap the 'teachers' involved in this debacle.

Ok...I just read that back to myself. Someone shoot me as I appear to have become old.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:15, closed)
I am ashamed to say I worked for British Home Stores for a while
and in the childrens section, they actually sold thongs.
Enough said.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:22, closed)
If I remember correctly
these were sold with matching padded bras :(
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 17:34, closed)
I love you.
I love anyone who thinks that dressing kids up as jailbait is WRONG WRONG WRONG and is, like you say, grooming them for teh Gary Glitter. The parents should all be given a dose of the bad AIDS.
(, Tue 21 Oct 2008, 18:41, closed)

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