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Where Do You Stand? Using the Phrase "Knocked Up"

Where Do You Stand? Using the Phrase "Knocked Up"

The other day, a married friend called me up and said, "I have good news! I'm knocked up." At first I didn't understand what she was talking about, but then she went into detail about her ultrasound, and I knew she was trying to tell me she was pregnant. The term "knocked up" doesn't really conjure up happy and blissful thoughts to me though. I don't think I'd ever say that I was "knocked up," or refer to someone as "knocked up" since it seems like such a harsh way to announce something so wonderful.

What if it was an unplanned pregnancy, would the term be okay then? In my book, no, it wouldn't, because I just really hate the phrase but what do you think? Do you think the words "knocked up" and "pregnant" are interchangeable, or do you think "knocked up" has negative connotations?


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