I was reminded recently that my long gone Aunt Minnie used to use this word and I want to introduce it into our language as I don't think we have an alternative.
She used it to describe people who feel the need to comment on everything without any thought to how the person they're talking to will feel. For example... that's a nasty big spot you've got...your hair's looking very greasy these days....I'm not sure that colour suits you....that jumpers too tight on you, it shows all your bulges.
My mum was very much like that and my dad still is. There's not much you can say in reply. Um thanks just doesn't do it.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Dec 29, 2019 15:07:42 GMT
How do you put it into a sentence Magggzzz? I’ve tried googling and didn’t find an example but did see its origin is 1920s, Scottish or Irish. Was your Aunt from Scotland? My husband can call a spade a spade. He’ll tell me I look fat in a certain outfit or that I’m too old to wear something! He says he wants me to look my best but I can’t help feel his way of saying things can be hurtful at times.
Its a great word, think I'll tell my Aspie daughter that she is not Aspie anymore, she's passremarkable. She once told me I looked like a tart Is you're husband on the spectrum LL? My OH wouldn't dare say anything like that to me, he'd end up single! Have you tried pointing out his faults, he may decide to keep his thoughts to himself after he has a taste of it himself
My MIL is definitely passremarkable!
My friends, as I have discovered myself, there are no disasters, only opportunities. And, indeed, opportunities for fresh disasters.
My Aunt Minnie was about as Scottish as you can get. She came from a small village called Dreghorn. Her accent was so strong you wouldn't have been able to understand a thing she said. She was actually my great aunt as she was my grans youngest sister. My gran was the oldest.
I never thought of this as being a real word as she was the only person I ever heard use it. It's a good one though.