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Who really knows their English language? (help needed)

(21 Posts)
MaryTheBookeeper Sun 06-Sep-20 10:56:47

I am looking for a word that sums up 'Ahh but, what about me?'

The sentence it would fit in is:

'Are you able to able to hear what he's saying without criticism, defensiveness or ahh-but-what-about-me?

geekesse Sun 06-Sep-20 11:02:28


lovebeigecardigans1955 Sun 06-Sep-20 11:04:41


Elegran Sun 06-Sep-20 11:18:11

Personalising it (what he is saying) ?

BlueBelle Sun 06-Sep-20 11:21:06

Are you writing a book Marythebookeeper😂😂😂

CherryCezzy Sun 06-Sep-20 11:37:28


CherryCezzy Sun 06-Sep-20 11:43:23

Or... Transposition?

janeainsworth Sun 06-Sep-20 11:58:55

What are you doing with all this useful information you’re gleaning from Gransnetters, Marythebookeeper?
You seem to start several diverse threads every day.

Callistemon Sun 06-Sep-20 12:46:17


MaryTheBookeeper Sun 06-Sep-20 21:55:46

Nothing more than pondering life jane

MawB2 Sun 06-Sep-20 21:56:30


Chewbacca Sun 06-Sep-20 22:23:08

Self centred?
Ego centric?
Self absorbed?
A selfish pain in the ar*e?

merlotgran Sun 06-Sep-20 22:29:49

I am looking for a word that sums up 'Ahh but, what about me?


Callistemon Sun 06-Sep-20 22:32:02

As in:
Let's stop talking about me!
Let's talk about you.

What do you think about me?

Chewbacca Sun 06-Sep-20 22:32:07

You devil Merlotgran! grin

Lexisgranny Sun 06-Sep-20 22:34:01


JenniferEccles Sun 06-Sep-20 22:38:30

Love it Merlotgran 😁

“What about me?” sums that woman up perfectly.

Elrel Sun 06-Sep-20 22:53:27

What MawB2 says - self pity

agnurse Sun 06-Sep-20 23:47:04

I agree with self-pity.

Spangler Mon 07-Sep-20 00:17:33

Self-indulgent, conceited, prima donna.

But that said, you can't beat merlotgran's offering.

Spice101 Mon 07-Sep-20 00:41:41

Merlotgran, well done you go to the top of the class for that answer.