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How do you take your umbrage?

(62 Posts)
kittylester Wed 02-Nov-16 15:13:39

Just listening to the radio and someone said that they had taken umbrage at a remark. I usually take my umbrage with something.

How do you take yours?thlconfused

DaphneBroon Wed 02-Nov-16 15:15:28

Milk and two sugars if hot, ice and a slice if coldgrin

kittylester Wed 02-Nov-16 15:17:05

I knew I could rely on you Db!! grinwine

Ana Wed 02-Nov-16 15:18:58

I'd take umbrage at a remark, I think. In fact, I'd take umbrage at the very idea of it, and I don't even know what it is...thlgrin

trisher Wed 02-Nov-16 15:25:26

A nice bit of umbrage is very hard to find these days, I prefer mine with a mixer, preferably bitter lemon so I can sip it slowly and enjoy it!

MiniMouse Wed 02-Nov-16 15:33:55

With a pinch of salt!

nanaK54 Wed 02-Nov-16 16:03:14

With a nice side salad!

Ana Wed 02-Nov-16 16:16:11

Yes, I would take umbrage at, but issue with...

There, that's my pedantry contribution for the day! (Possibly for the whole week...thlsmile)

J52 Wed 02-Nov-16 16:19:36

I usually take my umbrage out if it looks like rain.

BBbevan Wed 02-Nov-16 16:26:53

I thought it was a cheese. So with some biscuits?

icanhandthemback Wed 02-Nov-16 16:40:20

I feed my umbrage regularly to make sure it doesn't run out of steam grin

DaphneBroon Wed 02-Nov-16 16:49:09

Now you have got me looking up the derivation and (call me sad) I think it is quite interesting, especially the connection with "grounds for suspicion"

Late Middle English (in umbrage): from Old French, from Latin umbra shadow. An early sense was 'shadowy outline', giving rise to 'ground for suspicion', whence the current notion of 'offence '

Christinefrance Wed 02-Nov-16 17:14:16

Well I'm glad we got all that sorted out, my umbrage has taken flight now. Strange how some words date the speaker, umbrage is not a word I hear young people use very often.

kittylester Wed 02-Nov-16 17:19:27

I think it's a fabulous word!!

janeainsworth Wed 02-Nov-16 17:21:42

Plenty of umbrage on GN kitty grin

Only joking, umbrage takers grin

TriciaF Wed 02-Nov-16 17:58:46

As Kitty says, it's a fabulous word. With its derivation from shade, it's a sort of brooding, sulky resentment. Anger simmering inside.

Ana Wed 02-Nov-16 18:19:13

I've always thought of it as a rather bossy, self-righteous type of taking offence - obviously I was wrong, but never mind! grin

Elegran Wed 02-Nov-16 18:37:55

Take it sparingly. It is strong stuff, take it too hot and too often and you run the risk of a painful acid reflex response. Best left to get cold and tasteless and then thrown away.

grumppa Wed 02-Nov-16 18:53:22

Like revenge, best tasted cold. I take mine on the rocks.

Jalima Wed 02-Nov-16 19:12:28

I try to leave my umbrage behind when I log off from Gransnet

Shanma Wed 02-Nov-16 20:00:20

I thought it was Yorkshire speak for Humber Bridge as in....
Turn right then go ovver T'Umbridge

Jayanna9040 Wed 02-Nov-16 22:04:37

Umbrage? Isn't that where the Archers live?

Shanma Thu 03-Nov-16 00:04:24

LOL Jayanna

NanaandGrampy Thu 03-Nov-16 08:30:28

with a flounce !

Im68Now Thu 03-Nov-16 08:47:07

Me and OH, I really do try and explain. thlwink