Dear Dr. Brilliant Cliché

Question: I heard my wife and her friends talking and they were referring to “boobs” over and over again in a conversation, laughing and joking amongst themselves. I came in and asked: “So, what’s all this about boobs?” intending to join the merriment. Wrong move. They all stopped and stared at me as if I had peed on the floor and clammed up. I left with my tail between my legs.

what’s the deal? All I did was use a word they seemed to find perfectly acceptable!

Perplexed Pete


Granny says –

No, Pete, men can’t say boobs without sounding sexist and crass. Only a woman can say boobs. If anyone else does it, it’s wrong.

Like- homies can call themselves “niggah” and it’s perfectly OK. But if some white honkey does the same thing, the homies are entitled to beat the crap out of him. Oh, and only a honkey can call himself and others honkies. Otherwise it’s an insult.

As far as the Granny Doctor- her age gives her the ability to say outrageous things and get away with it. It’s funny if the GD says throbbing rods. If you or Dr. Brilliant said it, it would just be gross.


Dr. Brilliant Cliché- We let Granny Dr. go first on this one so I could avoid saying boobs and rods, OOPS!

O well… social convention. All I can add is: know it. An ignorance of the social conventions could get you bitch slapped!


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