To think Caitlin Moran is an MNer

(111 Posts)
Softlysoftly Thu 07-Feb-13 12:35:10

She only got to Page 35 before mentioning Greggs sausage rolls.

Come on out yourself.

Bearcrumble Fri 08-Feb-13 22:17:23

I know what the two bits of gossip were on that old thread as well.

willesden Fri 08-Feb-13 21:27:42

I wasted good money on her latest book. Biggest load of tosh I ever read. Hopefully, if she writes on here, it is about things more riveting than tampons, cystitis and baggy jumpers.

scottishmummy Fri 08-Feb-13 21:13:24

I see wee shout out for not like old days...there's always one
mn of yore was dull,cliquey,people arse licked so called names,and said I'll get popcorn
and and did gavel as if it is like proper legal with gravitas and all that

scottishmummy Fri 08-Feb-13 21:06:16

she's funny but I'm nonplussed if she mnetter or not
but I imagine a few would be really big sooks,and you is luffly to her
and refreshingly a few wouldn't. hee hee no big heids tolerated on mn

Bearcrumble Fri 08-Feb-13 21:01:47

Zoe Williams and those socks. They still spring into my head every now and again and startle me.

AmandaPayne Fri 08-Feb-13 21:00:27

I like otiose grin. It is good passive aggressive language to use in fraught work negotiations when the other side of the deal are annoying you, but you can't actually be rude - "In your latest mark up you've reinstated the whole of clause 18. I'm sure you'll agree that clause 18.2 (a) is otiose now we've all agreed on the wording of Schedule B."

Southeastdweller Fri 08-Feb-13 21:00:16

That's one of the things about C.M's writing I don't like - sprinkling her articles with obscure words I don't know. I mean, I do feel I have a reasonably wide vocabulary but I struggle sometimes to know exactly what she's on about. One could say what she does is a tad pretentious...

limitedperiodonly Fri 08-Feb-13 19:13:42

Zoe Williams's professionally distracted act drives me potty. As does her use of obscure words to show how brainy she is. Her favourite is otiose. I had to look it up. Yes, she is.

Southeastdweller Fri 08-Feb-13 18:03:48

I like Janice Turner, though some of her columns are boring. I prefer her articles and the one she did last year on being old, in which she disguised herself as an elderly day was extremely powerful.

I also like Rachel Cooke and was at a theatre Q&A she was at last night where the playwright she was interviewing got quite unnecessarily snippy...felt quite sorry for her. I wish she'd write more.

Went off Barbara Ellen after she criticised Jane Horrocks in 2011 which reeked of inverse snobbery.

I used to like Allison Pearson when she did Late Review in the 90's but her reactionary views later on in the papers got on my wick and I Don't Know She Does It was shite.

ubik Fri 08-Feb-13 15:02:32

I don't actually mind that RC doesn't want children and would rather read a book or even that she doesn't like children (if that's what she said) why should she?

I think she is a good writer and interviewer. I like reading her stuff.

GrandPoohBah Fri 08-Feb-13 15:01:17

I love your sentiment re. your 3yo, DJC. I feel like that about DH sometimes too.

It's ok, he understands. Santa He bought me a mug which says 'Go Away, I'm Reading' on it for Christmas, it was my favourite present!

Trills, if you've read most of CM's stuff in the Times (tv reviews, CW plus column) and have a memory, I wouldn't buy the book. I felt a bit shafted to be honest - I already pay to get past the paywall and then I paid again to read articles I'd already seen.

drjohnsonscat Fri 08-Feb-13 14:54:00

I was probably in a bad mood that day and could see her point grin

AmandaPayne Fri 08-Feb-13 14:53:25

I quite like Janice Turner. Didn't she get in trouble for saying something on MN and then saying it again in a column and people thought she'd nicked it. Was that her?

I used to love CM, but have got rid of her on Twitter, all that chatting to Lauren Lavern and India Knight. It's a bit like the cool girls in the six form who have their conversations really loudly, but won't let anyone else join in. A private conversation, but really loudly in public. why?

SwedishEdith Fri 08-Feb-13 14:52:57

There was a bit of an anti-children tone to it though, I seem to have chosen to recall

drjohnsonscat Fri 08-Feb-13 14:48:54

I quite like people who don't want children and say so. I don't like people who say "breeders" (yes you annoying Hannah thingy who is v beautiful apparently, from the Times) but I like the idea of thinking I don't want to because I have too many books to read.

Disclaimer: I love my children and don't love books more than them but Wolf Hall is more interesting than my three year old at times.

SwedishEdith Fri 08-Feb-13 14:45:19

Wasn't Rachel Cook the one who said she couldn't possibly have children when there were so many books left to read - something like that. She sounded a bit of an idiot when she said.

Bought the CM book (in a charity shop) but cannot bring myself to read it due to CM's very annoying face on the cover. Dumped her on Twitter - booooooring

drjohnsonscat Fri 08-Feb-13 14:38:53

oh Rachel Cook? or Cooke?

Yes I like her. She had a quote on Wolf Hall which I loved - something along the lines of "Wolf Hall is not just a depiction of Thomas Cromwell. Hilary Mantel actually becomes Thomas Cromwell" which got right to the heart of why I thought that book was amazing.

ginslinger Fri 08-Feb-13 14:38:03

the bloody christmas of moldies. I'm sure that my family thought that I was having an affair because I kept excusing myself to 'check something'.

ubik Fri 08-Feb-13 14:35:12

I really like..is it Marina Hyde?? She write for the The Guardian, usually the Lost on Showbiz column, she has a great turn of phrase, very funny.

Also Racheal something - she does the Art reviews in The Guardian and sometimes the Observer foodie bit. She gets very snippy but I really love the art reviews when she thinks it's all a bit shite. And her interviews where she falls out with the celeb.

drjohnsonscat Fri 08-Feb-13 14:30:50

Also like Lucy Mangan and her tales of her mother's tea towel useage rules.

Can't really be bothered with Barbara Ellen. Do really like Janice Turner.

Anyone else? That poster called MargeProops shoudl really be on this thread.

drjohnsonscat Fri 08-Feb-13 14:28:50

Agree re Tanya Gold. I don't think she's good enough tbh. But will stand by Zoe. I think she's clever - and not afraid to be clever. She wrote a review in Guardian Review (I think about Aftermath or some other overwrought thing) which was just well-read and clever and more readable than most of Guardian Review

She has Caitlin's way of getting to the very heart of an issue in a pithy way - but without her sometimes offputting way of it being all about Caitlin and her fun family.

Zoe, if you can hear me, just send me a message <closes eyes and listens for tapping>

FlouncingMintyy Fri 08-Feb-13 14:10:43

Oh yes I love Barbara Ellen.

Absy Fri 08-Feb-13 13:57:56

I love Caitlin. I wish she was back here, so we could have larks. I dream of having a boozy night out involving karaoke with her.

limitedperiodonly Fri 08-Feb-13 13:01:43

Don't think Suzanne Moore or Barbara Ellen have ever annoyed me mintyy.

Also I hate Hadley Freeman and the made-up fashion problem page she does so she can do social commentary with a quirky twist.

Oh, and Allison Pearson.

Chunderella Fri 08-Feb-13 13:01:26

I really don't like India Knight. I like Caitlin Moran.

Zoe Williams certainly reads MN, or has in the past. She mentions it loads in 'What Not To Expect When You're Expecting'. Couldn't tell you whether she's posted or not.

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