Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A MILF by any other name...

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Recently, I saw a woman wearing a shirt that struck me as just a wee bit peculiar. 
The tshirt?
This:


And over the comical banter with my family one weekend, I shared my sighting. Which prompted my Mom to ask me what MILF was referencing.

Oh boy. As my little brother laughed hysterically, I explain MILF is an acronym for Mom I'd like to F----.  Isn't that so very, very nice? 

From where did this acronym come? Oh, I'd say Stiffler from American Pie but the genesis probably goes back to Benjamin Braddock. Regardless, not a perfect word to share or define for your super nice and classy Mom.

Besides the "WOW, that is QUITE a shirt" factor, the primary reason seeing a woman wear this shirt seemed odd to me is purely from a grammatical standpoint. If you are a Mom, and you wear a shirt imprinted with MILF (besides the fact oh BLESS YOUR HEART honey and good luck at that Real Housewives audition) you do realize the acronym is Mom I'd Like to F, yes?

Should it not have read MYLF for Mom YOU'D Like to F...? Because wearing a MILF shirt means you are declaring you are a Mom you yourself would like to F which is the same as someone saying "Go F yourself" and you replying, "Sure thing. Because that seems like something I would really like to do."

71 comments:

C.J. said...

well, all righty then. lol

Jinksy said...

Well, that makes you think! :)

The Savage said...

I have a long sleeved T-shirt that says, "Got MILF?"

Another I've seen has a silhouette of a stripper on a pole that states, "I support single moms."

I heart t-shirt humor...

The Vegetable Assassin said...

The scariest part of this is I had this very same conversation just the other day with someone. Ladies shouldn't call themselves MILFS because it implies they want to do the dirty with themselves. Which may actually be true, I mean God did invent battery operated toys for that very purpose after all (I'm told).

Me, I like to pretend it stands for 'Moms in Lavatory Fracas' because that sounds mysterious and awesome.

singedwingangel said...

roflmbo good point.. but ya know I think their brain has one gear and grammatical correctness ain't it lol

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Love the shirt!

Dual Mom said...

When a good guy friend of mine learned that I was single again his response was, "Wow, sorry to hear about the break up but you realize you're a total MILF".

I had to go ask someone what it meant. I can't imagine I'll be getting a tshirt anytime soon.

Dreich said...

Got to love "who's the daddy t-shirts?" on women.

BigSis said...

A football mom used to always wear a shirt that said, "I do, just not with you." Imagine how many moms had to explain that to their kids. Wrong on so many levels.

Jen said...

Well, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. ;)

Ed said...

You raise a good point. (points at crotch)

hahahaha

Seriously though, I love T-shirt humor.

Sometimes words on clothing can give the wrong mental image.

Like those sweatpants/shorts that say "Juicy" across the butt. Do they mean their butt is juicy? Cause that sounds like they have diarrhea. And you shouldn't advertise that shit.
hahaha

af1blog said...

I do think your MYLF version would be a vast improvement. Do you have one like that by the way? LOL

Trish said...

You are PURE COMIC GENIUS! Brilliant post as always!!! :)

Simply Suthern said...

Ya Know, Ever notice there aint no DILF shirts out there?

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

even if it was MYLF it's all so disgusting to wear to me.
And honestly sh/could she wear it?
Or was she delusional?

There is a blogger who calls herself this.....a bit egotisical perhaps?

Either way it's tasteless.
I think the shirt Jon Bon Jovi wore that says, "Say hi to your mom" says the same thing without being a jerry springer type.but that's just my humble opinion.

Herding Cats said...

Ew, some people are so into themselves! Poor kid is all I'll say!

Leah Rubin said...

You are so right, and so funny!

That happens to be one acronym that really puts my teeth on edge, and it's not because of the f-word. Hey, I use that all the time. It's the recurring notion that all women are constantly being rated on their physical attributes, and basically seen just as receptacles... Sorry, that's my take on the MILF thing...

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

LOL. Wearing a MILF shirt is definitely making a statement.

My name is PJ. said...

MWAHAHAHAHA! I'm laughing so hard I'm wheezing like Muttley (vintage cartoon character).

You are tooooooooooo funny!

Vivienne said...

Again... proper use of pronouns will save the day.
LMAO at the Real Housewives reference. oy.

Together We Save said...

....Ummm well ok then!

Eva Gallant said...

It's great to know that at 66 I'm still learning. Was not familiar with the whole MILF thing. Wonder if there are any GYLF shirts out there?

Salt said...

Yes, but was the woman in any way attractive? Because if she were a total hag, that would be really funny and ironic.

I'm kind of a bitch.

MommaAmma said...

Reminds me of the bedazzled with "hot kitty" tight tee on the augmented chest of a mom at B's school (which is at our church). It wasn't until I got out of my car that I saw her vanity plates "Prrrrr".

And I've tried and tried to figure out this email thing. Sorry lady, I'm a loser,

Writing Without Periods! said...

Maybe it should have read: IAS (I am stupid.) Or IAAM (I am a MILF). Oh, I give up; I hate this shirt.
Mary

Dumblond said...

There's a T-shirt out there that has "GILF" and a picture of a lady who looks like Mrs. Santa Claus.
Have THAT mental picture rattle in your brain for a bit!

Matty said...

Semantics. Either way, she's f***ed.

soccermom said...

What the Hell? What women would wear such a thing. Isnt that sayin you think your all that and a bag of chips.

I sure hope she was hot. cause that would just be freakin sad.

Kristina P. said...

I totally thought the same thing, before you got to the MYLF part. Seems weird. But then, who could wear a MILF shirt?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I live under a rock! I really should get out more.
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K A B L O O E Y said...

Maybe it means she's into MILFs herself. Like supporting your favorite team with a logo shirt.

Big Fat Gini said...

I'm not gonna lie. Any time I see someone wearing things like that, I get a little judgmental. Especially if you're wearing heels and pushing a stroller. Gag.

J.J. in L.A. said...

Actually,it's 'moms'. Plural. How do I know this? I have brothers. lol!

Pricilla said...

Well, the country is experiencing a severe deficiency in the basics of grammar...

Aging Mommy said...

First I have to ask where have you been hiding to not know this one?!?

Then I just need to say I think you are worrying a wee bit too much about this and should just forget all about it. Either that or create your own slogan for a really great Mom shirt. I am sure all of us would buy one and can tell you I intend never wearing a MILF shirt myself either :-)

mindy2780 said...

Never thought of it that way.
I've also seen shirts that say "Future MILF"

Erin said...

Yes, the grammar certainly speaks volumes about the wearer of the shirt. And yes, I do want to know if she was attractive at all...

Definitely ballsy to wear it, regardless!

Susan said...

I'm thinking this was probably a gift from her son's friend and she was just being polite by actually wearing it! LOL... Too gross!!! thanks for sharing:)

Shorty said...

Love your take on the acronym... hilarious! I have yet to see anyone sport one of those, but I'm confessing to you now that I would love to be given one... by some studly, handsome fellow. Anonymously of course. Then I could just tuck the shirt in a drawer and revel in the fantasy for a bit...

Am I out of my mind?

JennyMac said...

haha Aging Mommy: I don't think anyone is worried about it but I reside with the majority, a Mom wearing a MILF shirt is ick. And I am sure my Mom (who did NOT know what MILF meant) will read your comment and know you meant that in the nicest way possible. LOL.

M-Cat said...

I'm thinking you must have had an emergency and stepped into a Walmart to have espyed this shirt.

Classy. Right up there with the bumper sticker "My other ride is your daughter" and all the rage in UT with the white trash? Truck nuts.

Again, Classy.

Laoch of Chicago said...

I once had a client wear a t shirt to her court date to enter her no contest plea as part of an absurd plea bargain (for public drunkenness) which said, "I love blowjobs." I asked her of course what possessed her to choose this fine sartorial look and she said, "You told me to wear my best outfit." Fortunately I had a sweatshirt in my car.

AmyLK said...

that's an interesting take on the wearing of the shirt. LOL I have not seen anyone wearing those and now if I do, I will have a very nice giggle!

Aunt Juicebox said...

I have a tshirt that says "If you think I'm a B****, you should meet my mother". I would NEVER wear that in public. That, or my Chuck Norris tshirt with all the nasty words on it. Those are for my secret enjoyment only. ;)

Dumbwit Tellher said...

The more I read your blog, the more I adore your mother. I will definitely pass on putting that "T" on my Christmas gift list. Doing well Jenny & thanks for asking. Just waiting patiently for our house to SELL...I'm growing old here waiting! Hope the three of you are really well too?

Cheers my dear x

Jules said...

One of my BFFs texted me last year to ask what that meant...... Geesh. Why do I know these things?

Intense Guy said...

Oh my.

So this means she's a lesbian?

The Urban Cowboy said...

Ha, you definitely have a way with words.

McKenzie said...

Got a good laugh out of this post!

shortmama said...

I thought exactly the same thing...why would she call herself a MILF. Weird

Michael Rivers said...

It is perplexing, isn't it? Guess we need another line of t-shirts.

Babes Mami said...

But what other shirt would go with my daisy dukes and clear platform shoes I bought on sale from stripperuniforms.com??

The Random Blogette said...

That is so true. Why would someone wear a MILF shirt? I mean was she really that hot? And even if she was it is ridiculous. Now if someone called me a MILF now that is cool with me, but I wouldn't go around wearing a MILF shirt. Nothing but pure class!

Chrissy MacCEO said...

Hilarious!!! Well said!

Elz said...

Please say you pointed out the grammatical error to the woman. Oh please! Why on earth do people wear trashy shirts like that and think it is acceptable? Ugh.

Sweet Charity said...

Now that's classy! (Insert sarcasm here.) I once saw someone wearing a slightly awesome shirt that said "Menage a uno." I kind of thought that was hilarious. But the MILF shirt? Waaa waaaaa. A big NAY to that one.

Emily said...

haha! I saw a chick wearing that shirt and my husband and I had the same discussion! The need to make a new acronym...maybe TTMILF (Trailer Trash Mom I'd like...)

Lucy said...

someone needs to get this mommy a new t-shirt

carma said...

I agree, grammatically that shirt is all wrong. I'd never wear it :D

DaisyGal said...

so my shirt should be in the Mail then...right ? it was part of my weekend away???? LOL




OMG, that is just WRONG , on so many levels!!!!!! Who puts that on????? Seriously?

Ok, I have to go and cleanse my brain of that.

:)

SmartBear said...

well now, that's just bragging. Unless she was a bit homely. I'm just saying. Someone bought my son a onesie when he was a baby that said my Mom is a MILF. I threw up in my mouth a little bit. And no, he did not wear it.
Best,
Tina

Single Dad Laughing said...

Wow, I had bought my mom that t-shirt for her upcoming birthday, but now that you've put a new light on what it actually means to the wearer, I better give it to my Aunt Barb instead.

Single Dad Laughing

secret agent woman said...

I think she's just saying "I'm a MILF." But she should have a shirt that says Idiot instead.

Mommy Lisa said...

I Die.

I'm Jamie said...

You make a great point...
Unfortunately I couldn't get past the idea of a woman actually wearing that. Perhaps she also owns a "Sexy B*tch" sweatshirt?

Cate P said...

I'm so glad someone else saw the oddness of a woman wearing a MILF tshirt, I thought it when I first saw them advertised online...

The Absence of Alternatives said...

I saw those 4 letters on women's clothing all the time. Written across the buttocks even. So glad I was not the only one wondering about the logics of it.

Oh, have you seen the baby onesie "My mother is a MILF"? Ugh.

leigh said...

That shirt is right up there with a T-shirt that my friend's mom wore in 1982. It sported two Sphinx heads, one on each breasts and read "Wanna grab my Tutts".

Classy...

HalfAsstic.com said...

You know... I've said it before... If someone would just pay me money to go around correcting, well, mostly advertising, it would not only make me feel so very good and intellectually superior, but I'd be filthy rich as well. ;-)
Aaaahh. Just one more dream job.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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