To wonder WTF 'artisan' is supposed to mean and think it's the epitome of ponciness?!

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WhizzerAndChips Sun 16-Jun-13 21:31:15

I keep seeing and hearing the word 'artisan' being bandied about lately.
Someone on FB is making 'artisan' biscuits. A shop in town sells artisan bread rolls.
the more I type it the less it looks like a real word
AIBU to think it's just the new trendy, arty farty word for pretty things?!

pigletmania Sun 16-Jun-13 21:58:41

Artisan wtf! Breads bread. You made blooming doh and put it in the oven. Yanbu op, totally agree with you. A good excuse to ramp up the price

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 16-Jun-13 21:59:16

Samantha Brick calls her husband an artisan.
He's a builder or carpenter or something.
Yes, it has become very poncey.

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:00:35

that must mean my husband is an artisan lead pipe fitter then confused

Growlithe Sun 16-Jun-13 22:01:22

Martin Platt from Corrie is now an artisan cheese maker. He had a stall at the Manchester Christmas Markets. DH was a bit starstruck. hmm

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:01:37

I went out with a guy when I was 17 his dad was a carpenter had his own workshop when the brother took over he was an Artisan cabinet maker

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:02:06

oh him from Blur makes Artisan cheese too

ubik Sun 16-Jun-13 22:02:59

My DP is an artisan web developer grin

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:04:08

OH somebody tried to get me to like their artisan gift bags on facebook the other week

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 16-Jun-13 22:04:28

I'm an artisan cleaner grin

ubik Sun 16-Jun-13 22:06:23

How much extra can you charge for being 'artisan?' Seriously?

There's a bakery in a large village near us, area is very expensive housing and migrating urbanites who are wannabe county set. Until about 3 years ago it was a hum drum bakery selling bog standard loaves and those cream cakes on doilies. Then they put up blackboards and called everything artisan, it's still the same stuff but they've lost the doilies and put everything up by three quid and have a queue of those idiots out of the door.

Growlithe Sun 16-Jun-13 22:08:11

Especially celebrity artisan. grin

picnicbasketcase Sun 16-Jun-13 22:08:58

Artisan = stylishly misshaped

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:11:14

I'm an artisan cleaner

do you make your own specific aromatherapy cleaning products LBE

Barmix Sun 16-Jun-13 22:11:37

wasn't there a poster who was once invited to make use of the artisanal slippers at a party? grin

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:11:54

How much extra can you charge for being 'artisan?' Seriously?

well a fiver for a pie is a good marker grin

ariadneoliver Sun 16-Jun-13 22:12:00

Some dreadful misusing of the word 'artisan' If I had a dog I'd get the artisan dog biscuits. grin

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:12:26

wasn't there a poster who was once invited to make use of the artisanal slippers at a party?

Aye I was waiting on her spying this thread

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:14:00

Urm does the artisan dentist hand carve the false teeth grin

ariadneoliver Sun 16-Jun-13 22:15:05

He probably has a treadle powered drill mrsjay

ubik Sun 16-Jun-13 22:15:33

Artisan cleaner with home made cleaning products - that us a brilliant business idea! Bicarbonate and lemon juice cleaning products, aromatherapy oils...really you should go it.

You could call yourself Artis-anal ( artisanal, get it?)

You might get some funny phone calls though

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:17:19

He probably has a treadle powered drill mrsjay

<shudder> he would need to go some

LadyBeagleEyes Sun 16-Jun-13 22:17:37

[gri] ubik.

mrsjay Sun 16-Jun-13 22:18:52

erm remember me when you are on QVC trying to flog your lemon juice for Marble worktops spray LBE i want my cut

fuzzpig Sun 16-Jun-13 22:22:24

I was so happy when during one of the recent new Big Bang Theory episodes Sheldon describes being chased out of somewhere with an artisanal salami! Instantly thought of MN grin

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