Dad tells fellow parent in street to NOT call daughter "gorgeous" – do YOU agree?


PARENTING: A mum was told off for calling her daughter "gorgeous"

The parent shared the bizarre story and asked for advice over the situation online.She questioned whether she was in the wrong and if he was being reasonable.Posting on Mumsnet, a popular parenting website, she spoke of how it happened as she was waiting outside a cafe for some food.


OUTRAGEOUS: The dad told the fellow parent to not use that language on her

“I found this really sad, but maybe I’m in the wrong?”

Mumsnet user

The mum said: “I found this really sad, but maybe I’m in the wrong?“It was a glorious sunny day in a tourist village so there were loads of people milling about. My 9 month baby girl was in her pram. “A man walked over carrying a toddler. He said his dd [darling daughter] wanted to look at the baby. A little bit of small talk followed in which I introduced my baby to the toddler.“I asked how old his dd was (22 months) and said to her, “hello lovely, aren’t you …

Steve Martin and Martin Short"s Netflix Special Is Showbiz Comfort Food

Amidst the jokes, quips, groaners and yuks that comprise Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget For the Rest of Your Life, one of the best moments of the duo"s Netflix special involves a total screw-up. At the five-minute mark, as longtime pals Steve Martin and Martin Short are running through their polished back-and-forth barbs, Martin, who turns 73 this summer, muffs the name of the city where they"re performing. (For the record, it"s Greenville, South Carolina. But Martin"s mouth morphs it into "Grinville.") As the comedian laughed embarrassedly at his mental flub, his partner (who just celebrated his 68th birthday) affectionately ad-libs, "Steve, you"d tell me if you"d had a stroke, wouldn"t you?"

Close friends since they worked on Three Amigos in the mid-Eighties, Martin and Short have been touring as a team for several years, honing a stage show that was initially a long, two-sided interview – entitled A Ve…

#PerlisIsSoSmall a hit among Malaysians on Twitter

The social media drama was brewing during the period of another drama, which saw none of the nine Barisan Nasional state assemblymen attend Datuk Seri Azlan Man’s (seated) swearing in as mentri besar. — Bernama pic More PETALING JAYA, May 25 — It’s been a quiet week or two at Malaysia’s smallest state, Perlis, since the 14th general election on May 9.So quiet that people from the state with three parliamentary seats decided that brewing some jokes about the size of the state, which is 821 km², will be the best way to shed some spotlight on it.What started as a conversation between three friends in the afternoon, turned into the most trending Twitter hashtag as of midnight.It did not take long before other Malaysians jumped onto the #PerlisIsSoSmall bandwagon.#PerlisIsSoSmall when you use panorama mode on your camera, you dont have to rotate to take photo of the whole state.— Effi Saharudin 🇲🇾 (@1Obefiend) May 24, 2018 The state is clearly “so small” that even a joke about it had to be …


I like watersports, and I heard about a guy in a rural area who holds piss parties in his backyard. I found a mailing list for those interested in piss play, and it wasn’t long before he posted about one of these parties. People on the list talk a big game, but no one else has stepped up to host something, including me. (I would, but four neighbors look into my backyard.) The host has very simple rules for who can attend: You have to identify as a guy and wear masculine attire. I get to the party, and there were about four guys and the host. I had a good time. The host had plenty of drinks out, towels, chairs, canopies, and candles to ward off the mosquitos. I’ve been back a couple times. Everyone is friendly enough and there’s the right amount of perversion. So what’s the problem? The host. He’s loud and annoying. He insists on putting classical music on (it doesn’t set the mood very well). He tells the same lame jokes every time he’s pissing on someone. He will complain that people …

Trump-Kim "breakup" incites jokes over commemorative coins on Twitter

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump"s letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cancelling their summit next month prompted a deluge of derisory comments on Twitter on Thursday (May 24), including many about the now discounted commemorative coin pre-minted for the occasion.The "President Trump United States and Korea Summit" coin was the "deal of the day" at the White House Gift Shop on Thursday after Mr Trump earlier in the day called off the historic summit with Mr Kim, citing Pyongyang"s "open hostility".The coin, which was selling for US$19.95 after the price was cut from US$24.95, shows gold embossed images of Mr Trump and Mr Kim facing each other with a montage of their countries" flags in the background.Mr Kim"s title is designated as "Supreme Leader".The coin was minted by the US military, which has long issued "challenge coins" commemorating specific events or accomplishments.A military detachment called…

John Bercow has been reported to the police over allegations of bullying amid mounting pressure for him to stand down.

John Bercow has been reported to the police over allegations of bullying amid mounting pressure for him to stand down.Scotland Yard is "assessing" a complaint that the Commons Speaker could have committed misconduct in public office. The news comes after a series of claims surfaced about Mr Bercow"s behaviour towards staff and colleagues. He has denied any wrongdoing.  John Bercow (pictured in the Commons today) is facing pressure to stand down as Speaker after allegations of bullying - which he denies A member of the public has now asked the Met Police to consider whether Mr Bercow"s conduct could amount to "abuse of the public"s trust in the office holder".The complaint, seen by MailOnline, highlights allegations that have surfaced over recent months.They include Angus Sinclair, who left his post as Speaker"s Secretary in 2010 after receiving a payment of £86,250, saying he was the victim of angry outbursts, foul- mouthed tirades and mimicry.For…

Meet the CEO: Altron"s Mteto Nyati

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