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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-29-07 10:29 AM
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51. Best done within earshot of that bright daughter
;)

Methinks she would get a kick from it all.
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  -I told my daughter that it was unladylike to burp in front of people--she told me that was sexist. trumad  Dec-29-07 09:42 AM   #0 
  - I'd go with "rude and ignorant" rather than "unladylike".  LynnTheDem   Dec-29-07 09:44 AM   #1 
  - Yep. Told my daughter "Wow, I didn't realize i was raising a Republican" when she farted at dinner.  Xithras   Dec-29-07 01:56 PM   #101 
  - I just say "be polite" to my daughters. Never occured to me that "ladylike" was something  mondo joe   Dec-29-07 09:44 AM   #2 
  - It most certainly is, as is being gentlemanly. The world needs more ladies and gentlemen. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 10:08 AM   #34 
     - Sure, as long as the standards for this are the SAME for both genders.  kineta   Dec-29-07 01:10 PM   #87 
        - Damned straight, kineta! nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 03:31 PM   #111 
  - Better comment is that it's "rude" regardless of who does it  Lex   Dec-29-07 09:46 AM   #3 
  - Don't Correct The Brother  iamjoy   Dec-29-07 10:02 AM   #31 
  - "impolite" will do..  ananda   Dec-29-07 09:46 AM   #4 
  - "Better out than in."  TahitiNut   Dec-29-07 09:47 AM   #5 
  - "More room."  lonestarnot   Dec-29-07 09:48 AM   #8 
  - More room on the outside than there is on the inside.  Kadie   Dec-29-07 09:49 AM   #10 
  - Better To Burp  iamjoy   Dec-29-07 09:53 AM   #22 
  - Don't expect a dinner invite  cgrindley   Dec-29-07 10:20 AM   #45 
  - Well, I guess that's the cross I must bear. Woe is me.  TahitiNut   Dec-29-07 10:34 AM   #52 
  - Better the attic than the basement  dropkickpa   Dec-29-07 01:15 PM   #89 
     - In the company of other scuba divers, I say ...  TahitiNut   Dec-29-07 01:18 PM   #92 
  - It is just plain rude to burp out loud in front of dinner companions. In this  bluerum   Dec-29-07 09:47 AM   #6 
  - But the use of "ladylike" implies that it's only unacceptable if girls do it.  Lex   Dec-29-07 09:48 AM   #7 
  - When a boy does it, it's "ungentlemanly"  slackmaster   Dec-29-07 09:50 AM   #13 
  - The OP said his brother & father don't get corrected in the same way  Lex   Dec-29-07 09:52 AM   #17 
     - Sorry for not being more clear - I did read and understand the OP  slackmaster   Dec-29-07 09:57 AM   #27 
     - The disparity in enforcement IS sexist. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 10:14 AM   #40 
  - and that should have been noted. Women and girls are expected to be ladies but boys and men...  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 10:09 AM   #35 
  - I know. Clearly, that was a faux pas.  bluerum   Dec-29-07 10:44 AM   #59 
  - Alas, at my wedding reception, it was a belching symphony.  blondeatlast   Dec-29-07 09:54 AM   #25 
  - In Japan it's a compliment..  walldude   Dec-29-07 10:46 AM   #60 
  - Equal time... belching at the table is also "ungentlemanly"  supernova   Dec-29-07 09:49 AM   #9 
  - Thanks for the peek into the "Upstairs Downstairs" world.  TahitiNut   Dec-29-07 09:54 AM   #26 
  - Oh Get off your high horse, TN  supernova   Dec-29-07 10:01 AM   #30 
     - "High horse"?? Moi??? ROFL!!!  TahitiNut   Dec-29-07 10:37 AM   #55 
        - Seriously, let me know when you pick up the clue phone  supernova   Dec-29-07 10:51 AM   #62 
           - "you think everybody should be boorish"?? Really?  TahitiNut   Dec-29-07 11:13 AM   #75 
              - Now we're getting somewhere  supernova   Dec-29-07 11:17 AM   #78 
  - I also find the term "well-bred" offensive, although I understand  RadiationTherapy   Dec-29-07 10:52 AM   #63 
  - It's possible to democratize the term  supernova   Dec-29-07 10:57 AM   #65 
  - I agree. Welcome to DU!  RadiationTherapy   Dec-29-07 11:05 AM   #69 
     - Welcome to DU, Radiation Therapy!  supernova   Dec-29-07 11:10 AM   #73 
     - Although I am a fan of paying attention to what words and phrases  RadiationTherapy   Dec-29-07 11:21 AM   #79 
     - ...  kineta   Dec-29-07 01:16 PM   #91 
  - Well bred, in modern usage...  Xithras   Dec-29-07 01:59 PM   #104 
     - Specifically that your parents taught you manners  cynthia   Dec-29-07 02:10 PM   #106 
  - Perfectly stated. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 11:23 AM   #82 
     - Thank you MookieWilson  supernova   Dec-29-07 01:16 PM   #90 
        - You are welcome, Supernova. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 03:28 PM   #109 
  - Terms like ladylike and gentlemanly are generally used with respectful intent  slackmaster   Dec-29-07 09:49 AM   #11 
  - Just tell your brother and father they aren't being ladylike.  youthere   Dec-29-07 09:50 AM   #12 
  - Conversely, when dad and bro don't burp, they ARE being ladylike?  havocmom   Dec-29-07 10:20 AM   #44 
     - LOL! maybe the OP can compliment his brother and father when they don't burp!  youthere   Dec-29-07 10:24 AM   #47 
        - Best done within earshot of that bright daughter  havocmom   Dec-29-07 10:29 AM   #51 
  - Traditionally the connotation of ladylike is sexist  The empressof all   Dec-29-07 09:51 AM   #14 
  - I like to think the definition has changed, thanks to folks like Katharine Hepburn, etc. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 10:11 AM   #37 
     - I never thought of her as ladylike  The empressof all   Dec-29-07 10:28 AM   #50 
        - True, in part...  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 11:22 AM   #80 
  - she is right. if you tolerate it from males and not females, its the definition of sexist  lionesspriyanka   Dec-29-07 09:51 AM   #15 
  - For god's sake don't let her watch this  tularetom   Dec-29-07 09:52 AM   #16 
  - A conundrum.  Drum   Dec-29-07 09:52 AM   #18 
  - Good luck with this,  wellstone dem   Dec-29-07 09:52 AM   #19 
  - Mom always told us...  citizen_jane   Dec-29-07 09:53 AM   #20 
  - "but I'm use to seeing guys act this way."  thecatburgler   Dec-29-07 09:53 AM   #21 
  - Well said. 'Lady' is NOT a synonym for 'woman'. We need higher expectations for men. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 10:12 AM   #38 
  - WTF  kgfnally   Dec-29-07 09:53 AM   #23 
  - Thank You!  Kadie   Dec-29-07 09:58 AM   #28 
  - Yes...Read My Response  iamjoy   Dec-29-07 10:25 AM   #48 
  - Defecating is a natural function, too. But you don't do it in front of other people.  Marr   Dec-29-07 10:38 AM   #57 
     - *SNORT*  supernova   Dec-29-07 11:07 AM   #72 
     - So is breathing. Please stop.  TahitiNut   Dec-29-07 11:22 AM   #81 
     - You don't disregard the customs of people in other countries, do you?  Marr   Dec-29-07 11:36 AM   #83 
        - According to "some people," no host would EVER make a guest feel uncomfortable or demeaned ...  TahitiNut   Dec-29-07 12:00 PM   #84 
           - Your subject line states a good point. That's exactly what Judith Martin would say.  kineta   Dec-29-07 01:23 PM   #93 
           - I can't believe you're trying to equate manners with monarchy.  Marr   Dec-29-07 01:47 PM   #99 
              - Ignorance alloyed with arrogance is stupidity.  TahitiNut   Dec-30-07 09:55 AM   #115 
                 - That has got to be the lamest argument I've ever heard.  Marr   Dec-30-07 10:54 AM   #117 
     - true. nt  lionesspriyanka   Dec-30-07 12:18 PM   #120 
  - Maybe just tell her that it's rude and a sign of being a socially ignorant boor.  Rabrrrrrr   Dec-29-07 09:54 AM   #24 
  - .  Midlodemocrat   Dec-29-07 11:14 AM   #76 
  - Its perfectly natural bodily function, and nothing to be ashamed off.  rAVES   Dec-29-07 10:00 AM   #29 
  - I believe your daughter is 100% correct. IMHO, It was a sexist remark. Burping is a bodily function  OmmmSweetOmmm   Dec-29-07 10:05 AM   #32 
  - You could have noted that it was also ungentlemanly to do so. That's not sexist, it's true. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 10:07 AM   #33 
  - You have a GREAT daughter, and...  Mike Nelson   Dec-29-07 10:09 AM   #36 
  - I am sorry, I agree with trumad  LiberalArkie   Dec-29-07 10:13 AM   #39 
  - Same here, LiberalArkie. EVERYONE needs better manners. nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 10:26 AM   #49 
  - You missed the point.  Lex   Dec-29-07 10:38 AM   #56 
  - Yeah, she's right.  undeterred   Dec-29-07 10:14 AM   #41 
  - She was also being ungentlemanly  cgrindley   Dec-29-07 10:19 AM   #42 
  - Sexist only if you fail to tell your sons they are being "ungentlemanly"  TalkingDog   Dec-29-07 10:20 AM   #43 
  - Neither boys or girls should burp loudly in public. It's rude.  distantearlywarning   Dec-29-07 10:21 AM   #46 
  - It's uncouth no matter who's doing it. If you don't treat your father and  Marr   Dec-29-07 10:36 AM   #53 
  - It's rude when either boys or girls (or men and women for that matter) do it. Unladylike could be  helderheid   Dec-29-07 10:36 AM   #54 
  - Gloria Steinem wouldn't burp in public.  sandrakae   Dec-29-07 10:43 AM   #58 
  - But would she think it's okay for the men in her family to burp publicly but  Lex   Dec-29-07 10:48 AM   #61 
  - You can dress Gloria up and take her anywhere. Manners should be similarly universal. Gloria ...  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 03:34 PM   #112 
  - She's already working for the CIA and pushing corporate feminism?  JackRiddler   Dec-29-07 10:54 AM   #64 
  - Yes it is these days  malaise   Dec-29-07 10:58 AM   #66 
  - Yes, it's a sexist comment. Better to teach manners to both boys and girls and request the same of  mnhtnbb   Dec-29-07 11:03 AM   #67 
  - For me, the term 'lady' is classist.  RadiationTherapy   Dec-29-07 11:04 AM   #68 
  - I guess it would depend upon if the word Lady were a sexist word.  Toots   Dec-29-07 11:06 AM   #70 
  - It's bad form for guys too  JVS   Dec-29-07 11:06 AM   #71 
  - Did you tell her not to be contentious toward her father?  JVS   Dec-29-07 11:13 AM   #74 
  - Do you give men the same lecture or is it A-OK for guys to belch in public?  devilgrrl   Dec-29-07 11:16 AM   #77 
  - Well---I find it more difficult to correct the manners of an adult  trumad   Dec-29-07 12:35 PM   #85 
  - If you want to be nit picky, "I ain't use to that" makes you sound like an ignorant redneck.  kineta   Dec-29-07 01:09 PM   #86 
  - She sounds like a redhead.  Perry Logan   Dec-29-07 01:12 PM   #88 
  - Try telling her it is "unfeminine."  gulliver   Dec-29-07 01:25 PM   #94 
  - I like your daughter.  sfexpat2000   Dec-29-07 01:28 PM   #95 
  - You should've have told her it was rude - and the same to your male  Vinca   Dec-29-07 01:29 PM   #96 
  - No nt  SillyFlower   Dec-29-07 01:30 PM   #97 
  - ground her ass. Tell her she can belch all she wants in her room  HEyHEY   Dec-29-07 01:33 PM   #98 
  - lol  JVS   Dec-29-07 01:57 PM   #102 
  - I laughed out loud at this one. Thanks! nt  MookieWilson   Dec-29-07 03:30 PM   #110 
  - In a word, yes.  bobbolink   Dec-29-07 01:55 PM   #100 
  - it's rude in public imo from anybody, now i say that as someone who can burp  chimpsrsmarter   Dec-29-07 01:59 PM   #103 
  - I say nurture it and teach her to belch the National Anthem or something.  Forkboy   Dec-29-07 02:03 PM   #105 
  - I grew up learning to belch the alphabet.  Joe Fields   Dec-29-07 04:26 PM   #114 
  - You would be a hypocrite if you didn't tell your brother and father......  Darth_Kitten   Dec-29-07 02:11 PM   #107 
  - I think your daughter is correct that it's sexist  Connonym   Dec-29-07 03:22 PM   #108 
  - Ladylike/unladylike are words that make my skin crawl  me b zola   Dec-29-07 03:51 PM   #113 
  - I have a five year old little girl and I think  Geek_Girl   Dec-30-07 10:43 AM   #116 
  - I never used the word unladylike  Irishonly   Dec-30-07 11:00 AM   #118 
  - Your daughter sounds like a great person!  DawgHouse   Dec-30-07 12:15 PM   #119 
 

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