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Okay, it has to be said

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I now submit an example of why trying to type in cutsey-speak is bad.
Someone has written on a community on livejournal that 'Michael and David are my two favorite menses'.

menses is a word meaning 'the menstrual flow', and is derived from the latin for 'months': mensis.

Folks, can we please not describe two guys we find cute as being 'my two favorite menstrual flows'?
  • See, I could have been so happy never seeing that in print...
    • See, my first thought was: 'you don't just decide which ones are the #1 and #2 of the at-least-144 that you've experienced, but you NAME THEM???' --then I realized that this was cutesyspeak for 'men'.
  • *laughing my ass off*

    Though I have to admit to using words like "monst0rs." You can blame redshrike and the ladybug for that.
    • Is a monst0r a giant gargantuan place wherein one acquires mercantile goods? Or does it sound like 'monster'?

      either way, though, it's not an ACTUAL EXISTING WORD, unlike menses.
      • It does sound like "mon-store" but it means a big, scary thing that hide under the bed or in the closet.

        either way, though, it's not an ACTUAL EXISTING WORD, unlike menses.

        Good point.

    When you say "cutsey", do you mean "cutesy"?
  • This would work okay in spoken communication, since the pronounciation of "MEN-zezz" (cutesy double-pluralization of "men") would be easily distinguishable from "MEN-seez" (plural of menstrual periods).

    But in written communication, it's simply hilarious. Disgustingly so, but still hilarious, IMO.
  • Just had the horrible thought that Michael and David were a tampon and a maxipad.

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