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Eating babies is wrong

(55 Posts)
bluebell Sun 15-Sep-13 22:01:46

So is drowning fluffy kittens. I expect someone will disagree with me

Greatnan Sun 15-Sep-13 22:06:55

But what if it is the babies or kittens own fault? They must have done something to deserve it!

j08 Sun 15-Sep-13 22:23:29

This thread could get really horrible! shock grin

vampirequeen Sun 15-Sep-13 22:44:04

Which babies are we talking about? I wouldn't eat a human baby but I'm quite happy to eat a baby sheep, a baby cow or a baby pig.

petallus Sun 15-Sep-13 22:44:39

It's just human babies we don't eat!

Everything else is fair game.

Unless you are a vegetarian like me.

Gorki Sun 15-Sep-13 22:47:24

I don't understand the title. Am I missing something? confused

Nelliemoser Sun 15-Sep-13 22:50:34

My in laws family always talked about babies being so lovely you could just eat them. Or used the phrase "Couldn't you just bite his/her bottom." ?? That was decidedly a term of endearment.

NfkDumpling Sun 15-Sep-13 22:54:20

I just fail to understand why anyone in their right mind would want to bite a babies bottom. Even a freshly bathed one is unpredictable!

Nelliemoser Sun 15-Sep-13 22:54:22

Gorki I think its a jibe at persons arguing against or contradicting any comment someone else makes.

It sounds too much like my OH for comfort. He would argue black is white!

Deedaa Sun 15-Sep-13 22:58:39

What about shorthaired kittens bluebell ?

I can only go back to the old joke that I love babies but I couldn't eat a whole one. I knew a village in Cornwall where the inhabitants were said to eat their young - but that may not have been true wink

Gorki Sun 15-Sep-13 22:58:40

Oh I see .Thanks Nelliemoser. What a strange thread ! I think I'll go to bed .moon

glammanana Sun 15-Sep-13 23:01:12

Jelly babies now they are something I could eat grin

absent Sun 15-Sep-13 23:04:49

Jonathan Swift made a "Modest Proposal" concerning the poor and starving selling their babies to the rich for food. Savage indignation indeed.

vampirequeen Sun 15-Sep-13 23:05:50

Are we also concerned about non-fluffy kittens or is it just the fluffy variety?

Sel Sun 15-Sep-13 23:29:50

I expect you are, as usual, right Bluebell. Anybody who is rich and votes Tory is bound to. They'd draw the line at puppies obviously, so useful when trained for hunting and shooting purposes grin

Jendurham Mon 16-Sep-13 01:07:55

I do not think it's right to eat baby vegetables. It must be a waste of energy. There must be an optimum size for all vegetables.
Oh, and I am vegetarian.

bluebell Mon 16-Sep-13 06:17:51

Definitely only human babies and only fluffy kittens - the latter with those really really big eyes -you know the ones I mean? However , we could perhaps discuss the rights and wrongs of drowning less attractive kittens but that would muddy the water of this particular thread

bluebell Mon 16-Sep-13 06:31:20

Nellie - not quite right!

JessM Mon 16-Sep-13 07:04:15

Depends of course what you mean by "eating" and what you mean by "babies" and of course, what you mean by "wrong" surely grin

LizG Mon 16-Sep-13 07:15:05

....and how 'muddy' the waters are already.

thatbags Mon 16-Sep-13 07:26:12

Baby asparagus is the only sort I like. Nice delicate flavour.

grannyactivist Mon 16-Sep-13 07:43:04


Brendawymms Mon 16-Sep-13 07:55:02

I always eat the heads off jelly babies first to reduce suffering!

Iam64 Mon 16-Sep-13 08:16:04

My older relatives always said they could "eat him/her up" when cuddling the newest baby arrival to the family. Bit it's bum what another term of endearment that puzzled me as a small child.

hummingbird Mon 16-Sep-13 08:54:55

I like babies, but couldn't eat more than one a day! smile