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to not understand or find 'drunk' threads funny?

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ScarlettBelle Tue 01-Jan-13 04:30:21

I really don't understand drunk threads....

When I've been out drinking and I get home I either go straight to bed (without taking my make-up off eww) or chuck a pint of water and then go to bed.

I have no effort to do anything, but crash out in bed.

I have to gather the will power to brush my teeth nevermind switching on my laptop and starting a thread. As it really is the furthest thing from my mind.

Also I do realise that people use their phones to start threads. But when I'm out having fun with friends or my partner drinking, thats generally exactly what I'm doing. I don't think - hang on a second and whip my phone out and start a thread on mumsnet.

And I just don't find posts such as -

weifjwp uwrh fvh i ma soooooo durnk!!! wefpwehf

Funny.

Aibu?

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 10:16:15

Hahaha ' you don't understand the nastiness ' erm okaaaay then.

mrsjay Tue 01-Jan-13 10:22:41

I like drunk threads they are usually started when posters are drinking and then it slides into pissedness ( is that a word) what is there not to understand, tis like a virtual night out or in , they are fun,

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 10:25:25

YANBU - I think it's a bit pointless and enabling

pictish Tue 01-Jan-13 10:28:50

I think most drunk posts are exaggerated for comic effect. I don't pay any attention to them.
If someone wants to pretend they are drunker than they really are for attention, it doesn't bother me though. It's their call.

Enabling? What exactly is it enabling?

DoubleYew Tue 01-Jan-13 10:33:17

OP, are you talking about individual threads that people start when drunk or the actual drunk thread(s), which I agree are about company, like a chat down the pub.

I don't get mobile reception at home and I'm a lp with no-one to babysit so going out with real friends is a bit unlikely atm. I had fun on the drunk thread last night.

I don't post on MN in attempt to create an amazing thread that deserves to be archived, usually I just want someone to chat with or to offer/get advice.

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 10:33:42

People drink way too much. It enables that.

mrsjay Tue 01-Jan-13 10:35:30

I dont think a thread on the internet enables more drinking I read drunk threads sober and I dont rush to get stuck into the vino,

EleanorGiftbasket Tue 01-Jan-13 10:36:10

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Fakebook Tue 01-Jan-13 10:37:35

I don't understand why in the uk we have this drunk culture. I absolutely loathe it. Getting drunk and making a fool of yourself isn't funny. It's pretty pathetic. I suppose being drunk and staying at home and posting on forums is a step better than being drunk with your knickers around your ankles outside a nightclub.

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 10:38:35

Ah right.
You mean drunk threads and not the drunk thread!

Still think you're being a bit mean though.

And as for enabling. Ridiculous.

mrsjay Tue 01-Jan-13 10:39:53

you mean 1 particular thread oh ok you didnt have to read it you could have ignored it,

mrsjay Tue 01-Jan-13 10:40:22

cant say I ever had my knickers round my ankles when i did go night clubbing confused

Feelingdetached Tue 01-Jan-13 10:40:55

Oooohhh noooooo the odd drunk thread has given me titter or too over the years

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 10:41:40

I agree Fakebook. I had the unfortunate experience of going out last night and there were just people making dicks of themselves all over the place.

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 10:42:57

And yes of course it's enabling. It contributes a bit to the drunk culture.
I don't mind as I don't have to read it but that's my view

ledkr Tue 01-Jan-13 10:43:25

Happy new year to you all. I go on the drunk threads when I'm having a drink at home sometimes. My dh works lots if lates and since I've had the baby I don't go out as much. I can't have text convos with friends cis it would probably annoy them after a bit so it's just a way of chatting to a group of people while having a drink. In fact I was ill over Xmas and still went in to share my misery but was not drinking.
It's just a name for another thread tbh.
If I go out no I wouldn't log on to mn to share my drunk ness I'd be getting off to bed.
I have a busy social life in fact am off out today for drinks with girls but if I'm at home and bored and want company that I can dip in and out of then I would def look for a drunk thread. Drunk or not!

pictish Tue 01-Jan-13 10:45:00

I suppose being drunk and staying at home and posting on forums is a step better than being drunk with your knickers around your ankles outside a nightclub.

Wtf?

As an asides...I was referring to snowflakes before. The actual 'drunk thread' I have never read, and have no problem with.

Snowflakes are largely contrived.

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 10:45:56

' it contributes to the drunk culture ' I doubt that. People have been getting pissed since the history of man.

IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Tue 01-Jan-13 10:46:13

Ah. Have read the thread I presume this one is about.

Hmm. Not for me but it's clearly amused some people so...

pictish Tue 01-Jan-13 10:47:32

It doesn't contribute to the drinking culture at all.
Not even a little bit.
It contributes not a single jot.

People will be getting pissed whether they have mumsnet or not.

I suppose being drunk and staying at home and posting on forums is a step better than being drunk with your knickers around your ankles outside a nightclub

Jesus christ, some of us can go out and have fun without being presumed to get in that state, I have and never will be in that situation.

what's wrong with people getting together and having a laugh??

Like others have said, just don't open them hmm

Pinot Tue 01-Jan-13 10:50:51

OP, did you mean The Drunk Thread, the regular friday night jobbie? Or drunk threads per se? The former I like, the latter I find silly and attention-seeky.

So I'm not sure if YABU or not.

<splinters/arse>

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 11:00:51

Pinot I think op means just random drunken posters posting drunken shite grin although I was confused too.

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 11:23:33

Oh right, I thought you meant the main drunk thread.

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