AIBU what's with the whole 'nethuns' nonsense?

(182 Posts)
AuchAyethenoo Mon 22-Apr-13 19:37:44

I'm quite happily a member of both forums, I get lots out of both, but it does REALLY rip my knitting when a few on MN call it net'huns'.

Dare I say I actually find it quite an offensive term, being from Glasgow the word 'hun' has very particular connotations in a sectarian form.

I know there is a fairly large cross over of users, so why with the hate people?

everlong Mon 22-Apr-13 19:54:23

Nuthuns you mean.

scottishmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 19:56:05

and aye in glasgow huns is a whole different tribe
just dont go there
ever

i'm also from glasgow & never thought of "our" meaning of hun when i read "nethuns".

but then, i never found our interpretation of "hun" particularly offensive anyway.

Shakey1500 Mon 22-Apr-13 19:59:25

I agree with the fact that, it's an <gulp> endearment from someone who doesn't know me personally. I find it false and a tad creepy tbh.

Like we're "BFF" (bleurgh) when in fact, I probably think them a bit of a twat for solely using it.

scottishmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 20:00:16

to me the net hun,is a hun who has juicy written on trackie bahookie and bubba
not the weegie hun
ive never got confused

Weegiemum Mon 22-Apr-13 20:01:18

*##*^^4 hours 20 mins 53 seconds since I last got called hun^^*##*

Bridgetbidet Mon 22-Apr-13 20:02:20

Because despite the fact that most mumsnetters like to flash their socialist credentials if they are presented with an actual chav their inner snob comes out like a whippet up a drainpipe. A lot of people on here like to preach equality as long as it doesn't involve interacting the poor or chavs.

AuchAyethenoo Mon 22-Apr-13 20:04:36

I suppose it depends what part of Glasgow your from but that term was a very common term used around my way (and many parts of the east end).

I accept it's my personal issue.

squoosh Mon 22-Apr-13 20:08:19

I got called a Hun once in Glasgow. I politely informed them that if they were set on using sectarian abuse that they'd be more accurate if they called me a Tim.

ChippingInLovesSpring Mon 22-Apr-13 20:11:15

I'm glad you accept it's your personal issue smile

ParadiseChick Mon 22-Apr-13 20:24:49

People here like to think, for some reason, they are of a better calibre compared to the users of netmums. Quite sad really.

And given the mass of duplication of threads between here and there, I'd guess more people than cared to admit it are users of both!

ParadiseChick Mon 22-Apr-13 20:26:25

Well said Bridget!

SoleSource Mon 22-Apr-13 20:35:37

True Paradise!

I am going over to NetMums now for a browse.

everlong Mon 22-Apr-13 20:37:58

And a pink pram.

NoWayPedro Mon 22-Apr-13 20:41:40

TOWIE is not a documentary you say????!!!

grin

I use both <<shrugs>>

I did once have a pink buggy though grin

For what it's worth there are some lovely people on there...a lot of dicks as well.

andubelievedthat Mon 22-Apr-13 20:54:55

similar, in Glasgow, i inform said little scamps who ,on assuming i am a Hun, that i actually "kick with my left foot "

wigglesrock Mon 22-Apr-13 20:57:59

I use both too and the use of hun on here always makes me bristle a bit too. I'm from NI and I find it jarring. You know you can hide the tickers and stuff on Netmum - I did the minute I joined. But I guess it's more fun to take the piss.

nenevomito Mon 22-Apr-13 20:59:10

Bridgetbidet are you saying that netmummers are chavs? That's how your post comes across.

FWIW, I belong to both sites. I'm a nethun and from the dark side grin

EricNorthmansFangBanger Mon 22-Apr-13 21:06:24

I started off over there. I got a warning for linking to a support group (which is what the OP actually asked for help with) and was told if I did it again I'd be banned hmm

There was a thread on there one day about the 'evils of MN', so I came over here to have a look and didn't leave. I fucking love this place I do grin swearing just because I can

Bridgetbidet Mon 22-Apr-13 21:09:29

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Gerrof Mon 22-Apr-13 21:13:53

Bridget perhaps you are not working class enough to know that the word Chav is pretty offensive.

Plenty of people from all walks of life on mumsnet, yes there are vile snobs as well but they are called on it if they are being spiteful (like you using the word Chav)

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 22-Apr-13 21:17:09

Netmums isn't for me, I think they have a lot of younger mums on it, and it makes me feel really old.
I don't use hun, but i have a lovely niece that does, I see her posts all over facebook, hunning away with her mates.
She's a sweetheart though, 21 and a fab mum of two.
It doesn't really bother me.
The sectarian angle has never occurred to me and I'm Scottish.

kneedeepindaisies Mon 22-Apr-13 21:19:25

I don't have a problem with the people on Netmums. My problem is that's it's so bright and sparkly and it hurts my eyes

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 22-Apr-13 21:30:52

Bridget I've reported your post as it's horrible and offensive.

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