To be angry at DS for clegging me?

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Yesterday I allowed DS to take his supper upstairs as a particularly gruesome session of COD was in progress. Half an hour later I asked him to bring down his dishes as I was washing up. he told me not to bother, he'd do his himself.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered tonight that not only had he failed to do this, but had added his dirty dishes to a secret pile under his bed. He had no intention of doing them!

So AIBU to feel clegged, or should I be praising him and pushing him towards a career in politics?

So confused, please help!wink

Come on this is a real moral dilemma!

MumNWLondon Thu 25-Nov-10 20:44:15

how old???

GregoryPeck Thu 25-Nov-10 20:44:46

What is clegging?

GregoryPeck Thu 25-Nov-10 20:45:17

'imagine my surprise'

Surely not.

LynetteScavo Thu 25-Nov-10 20:45:28

You have been well and truly clegged.

you must put a stop to this behaviour immediately...before all young people think it's acceptable, and the country goes to the dogs.

Oh look, it already has!

yabu, how did you not notice a big pile of dishes was missing?

Nearly 14

Clegging is when you promise that you will do something and then do the complete opposite.

BitOfFun Thu 25-Nov-10 20:46:16

You've had a total clegging there. Family counselling?

Lynette, that is my worry!

usualsuspect Thu 25-Nov-10 20:47:22

Yep, you have been clegged for sure

Where can I send him for de-clegging, therapy? Or should I just accept it and bid him join the young Liberal Democrats?

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:00

You have been well and truly clegged (I like this - how long til it catches on nationally, do you reckon?).

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:31

Do you reckon it could even end up in the OED?

CerealOffender Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:39

is he at a minor public school?

MerryMarigold Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:45

I love the expression 'clegging'! I will be using from now on.

Tell him that even politicians are not allowed to lie to their own mothers.

No, local comp Cereal, should I be considering sixth form at Duller Academy?

Merry, I think that many politicians would not be averse to selling their mothers, never mind lying to them.

madamimadam Thu 25-Nov-10 21:01:39

There's nothing for it, OP.

You must call social services in forthwith to deal with him. Clegging is a blight on society.

A blight, I tell you.

SS it is, then. Let the de-clegging commence!

madamimadam Thu 25-Nov-10 21:15:10

Thereisalight, there's every chance:


(There's an MN working party refining the exact definition and etymology, obv.)

Katie, you mustn't blame yourself. It's for the best.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 25-Nov-10 21:17:53

Oh that's great - though I don't know if I agree with the traitor meaning - I mean that's a bit forceful - the definition has to be much more wishy-washy than that, I feel.

Well you can do an Obama right back at him. Stand in the middle of the house yelling at everyone indiscriminately until things are fixed.

SpeedyGonzalez Thu 25-Nov-10 21:20:18

Sorry, I'm really out of politics at the mo but love this new verb. What was it that Clegg did? Is this about student fees?

SirBoobAlot Thu 25-Nov-10 21:21:13

You've been utterly Clegged.

Where might I find this working party madamimadam?

As a parent of a clegger, I'm sure their diagnosis woud be valuable.

balia Thu 25-Nov-10 21:22:48

Is he ginger? Then you could see his Clegg and raise him a Harman...

SpeedyGonzalez Thu 25-Nov-10 21:22:53

Ahh, just read urban dict definition. Cheers for that, madam! Seems I'm not quite as out of date as I feared.

Poor Nick Clegg, he gets such a battering.


MmeLindt Thu 25-Nov-10 21:23:40

Could we have a support thread for parents of cleggers?

DS clegged me today when he told me that he had cleaned his teeth. On smelling his breath, I could tell that he was clegging.

MadamDeathstare too may revalations! Not only have I discovered the shameful truth about DS but I now have to call DH "Mr President!"

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 25-Nov-10 21:27:38

What about wives of cleggers?

madamimadam Thu 25-Nov-10 21:29:30

'Tis here, Katie: e-a-verb

Your experience would be invaluable. We just need to finalise the research, get some more examples of usage in the field and pass it on to the OED. Then we move on 'to Cable'.

(We're not sure if it's worth passing 'to Osborne' on the OED. Not sure they take pictograms...)


Please talk to me about the Cleggers in your life. It's good to share (unless you are a Clegger, of course, then it's "I never agreed to share and if I did I didn't mean it!")

Talk roundup! Feel like I did when I first had sex. Proud, grown-up, but somewhat bashful. Shame I can't tell anyone!

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Fri 26-Nov-10 18:46:30

Fantastic! grin

I was explaining roads signs to 5 year old DD today. She asked me what this one was.

It reminded me of this thread.

*thereisalight" I have just spat coffee all over my keyboard and it was so, worth it. That has to be the anti-clegg symbol.

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Fri 26-Nov-10 18:56:13

(Just wondering what a gruesome session of COD was?)

Call of Duty, a highly inappropriate X Box game that DS and his constituents mates are all obsessed by.

MrsBonkers Sat 27-Nov-10 00:51:32


(COD is an 18) smile

MrsGuyOfGisbourne Sat 27-Nov-10 07:50:19

Oh yes - should have known, as my own DS ( 13) shockingly plays it...

Mrs Bonkers I know, but I really can't be arsed to care, COD is the least of my worries.......wink

Maisiethemorningsidecat Sat 27-Nov-10 22:34:32

According to my new bible a book I bought recently called Get out of my life (but first take me and Alex into town), clegging is a very common trait amongst teenagers. Personally I don't recall being anything other than a fantastic help to my mother (she disputes this) so I can't relate to it, but my own 13 year old offspring is showing a remarkable ability to clegg. My reaction to the said clegging has resulted in him having a very "unfair" life, apparently.

Exactly. I was a model teenager, studious, respectful, god-fearin and respectable. My mum must be getting old-timers disease cos she insists I was a narky, chippy mare who two and three timed that nice boy, Philip and was no better than I should be. TBH, I think DS gets the clegging gene from her.blush

And Phil, that hickie insect bite I had on my neck was a mosquito, not your best mate, honest.

Maisiethemorningsidecat Sun 28-Nov-10 19:02:45

LOL Katie grin

I was a teenager in the 80s, and back then we were so much more helpful, considerate, thoughtful and grateful for all we had. I can't recall anyone two or three timing - we were all in long, monogamous, meaningful relationships and we didn't go around shagging like the youngsters of today, oh no no no.

Poor Philip - what's he up to these days? Has he recovered from your (and his bezzie mate's) betrayal, you norty girl?

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