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to ask the MNers who say "methinks" to desist?

(127 Posts)
MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:06:07

It makes you sound prattish. Just saying. grin

I've never even seen me thinks but me thinks i will use it now!

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 03-May-13 18:28:50

Oh agree with all of this. And adding 'Twas..'.

Nobody says Twas.

MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:29:41

What about putting "light-hearted" in the thread title? It's somewhat annoying, but at least it (hopefully) avoids accusations of fascism.

MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:30:19

I keep seeing it recently SPs (please don't start).

MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:30:48

Unless it's the night before Christmas Chewing.

Methinks twas amazeballs.

^ best sentence ever? grin

zoobaby Fri 03-May-13 18:33:04

So youthinks people should desist? Unreasonable methinks grin

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 03-May-13 18:33:39

grin I'll make an allowance for Christmas. That's one Twas a year.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 03-May-13 18:34:53

The only time I've been genuinely annoyed by a turn of phrase, or what was actually an unforgivable splicing of two of my least favourites, was when a call centre person said "Bear with myself please". My eyes rolled so much I saw my cerebellum.

MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:36:13

Bloody hell Shatners.

MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:36:54

I saw "doggy dog world" on a thread earlier. That made me grin.

ShatnersBassoon Fri 03-May-13 18:38:21

I love doggy dog world! I wonder what they thought it meant grin

RooneyMara Fri 03-May-13 18:40:36

Oh it is horrible. I am so glad you said this though I'll have to hide the thread as I can't bear to see the word.

It reminds me of being about 16 and thinking we were cool

I think we stopped saying it by the time we were 17

any other Shakespearean weirdness you can have back as well.

RooneyMara Fri 03-May-13 18:41:41

OH and can people please stop saying the thing about being sick in their mouth, or a little bit of wee and all that. It makes me want to be sick, actually.

thanking you

Tee2072 Fri 03-May-13 18:42:24

Invoking Tee's Rules of Mumsnet, Number 2,000, Section 15a, Subsection QQ, SP must leave MN immediately and never return for using the word "amazeballs".

Thank you

::marks spreadsheet::

MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:43:59

I completely agree Rooney. And, no, some of you are not actually spitting on your keyboards.

SoniaGluck Fri 03-May-13 18:44:45

Nobody says Twas.

I do. I find it frightfully amusing. But then, I also say "frightfully". Sometimes I even say methinks in actual RL conversations.

People quite often give me a hmm look.

MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:45:42

Are you actually Alan Partridge, Sonia?

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 03-May-13 18:46:18

No-one ever gives a Hey Nonny Nonny though. I think it's high time it made a reappearance (whatever it meansconfused)

I'm not a big fan of indeedy.

But methinks is okak, just an extension of meths, which is all good, fir some people, non?

MardyBra Fri 03-May-13 18:47:47

And as for this business of finishing a sentence in "non". What's that all about?

MrsBungle Fri 03-May-13 18:48:36

Yanbu. I think it's a really twee word. That and t'was. I do like the word twattish.

BIWI Cote D'Ivoire Fri 03-May-13 18:49:07

Personally I think we should resort to this a little more often thou frothy flap mouthed harpy.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Fri 03-May-13 18:49:23

Oh god 'non' is tooth grindingly annoying.

FoundAChopinLizt Fri 03-May-13 18:49:29

So youthinks tis mispeaking to say methinks?

Infactly, you are indubidobedoobidly correctidge.

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