To hate the overused MN expression "Are you on glue?"

(276 Posts)
MrsWinnibago Thu 29-May-14 23:32:08

There's just something really horrible about it....rude and unnecessary.

It also smacks of someone trying to be smart and witty buy just trotting out a line they've been taught.

Equally irritating is "Did you mean to be so rude" because it's so overused and "This too shall pass." is also ANNOYING.

This too shall pass is actually a lovely saying but it's SO overused on here!

WorraLiberty Thu 29-May-14 23:35:10

I don't mind the glue thing, it's still funny to me as I haven't seen it that much yet.

The "Did you mean to be so rude", isn't irritating to me because it's annoying...it's irritating because it's the most cringeworthy, pathetic excuse for a comeback I've ever heard grin

And now MN are using it on their merchandise sad

MrsWinnibago Thu 29-May-14 23:39:53

Worra are they really? How ill-advised! You hit the nail on the head though when you said it's a pathetic comeback. It's so wet!

I have to say I've seen the glue thing TOO many times. angry

Yanbu. I can virtually see the person using it then snorting tea all over their computer screen whilst waking their breastfeeding baby up, wiping away the streaming tears of mirth at their own hilarity.

It's another MN buzz word/phrase. Hopefully it will fuck off to the far side of...

grin See what I did there?

As an aside, would anybody admit to buying or owning MN merchandise? I'd feel a right tool using it and everybody would then know. MN is my dirty little secret wink

MrsWinnibago Thu 29-May-14 23:43:30

grin

MrsWinnibago Thu 29-May-14 23:44:02

Alex and can you imagine them popping THAT on a mug or t shirt

"Are you on glue?" grin

mindthegap79 Thu 29-May-14 23:45:20

There's MN merchandise?? I feel sure that this too shall pass.

It's been a long day.

grin dying here op.

In fact that glue comment is so funny and original I just pissed myself and shat myself simultaneously.

MN at it's best!

DenzelWashington Thu 29-May-14 23:47:33

I've never understood how 'Did you mean to be so rude?' is such a clever thing to say. If someone asked me that then I would obviously reply 'Of course I bloody did, you dim-witted arsewipe. Now fuck off.'

But yes, I agree, the stock phrases do get annoying. 'Are you on glue?' wasn't even especially funny on the original thread, and it's not getting any funnier with constant repetition.

Ronmione Thu 29-May-14 23:49:12

Can I also add to the mix it makes me feel stabby

There is MN merchandise mind, and it is really quite dear for what it is.

<pauper>

LackaDAISYcal Thu 29-May-14 23:51:18

I've never seen "are you on glue?" apart from here and now!

I am clearly not MNing enough these days shock

Elderflowergranita Thu 29-May-14 23:53:37

"Have my very first biscuit.

"Just spewed tea all over the keyboard".

"A little bit of wee came out".

"A little bit of sick in my mouth".

"just showed this to DH (the unrecognised oracle of Delphi) and he said...

Loathe every last one of the above.

lilola Thu 29-May-14 23:53:47

What REALLY fucks me off and is common on mumsnet is someone telling a story about something or other (usually a complaint about some random person's behaviour) and posters come on and say things like "well what did they say when you confronted them?" / "what did the bus driver say when you drew it to his attention?" / "what was the response to the complaint you made at reception" knowing FULL WELL from the OP that nothing was said to the offending random stranger/no complaint was made at reception etc.
It pisses me off cos it's so...PA. everyone knows the OP (rightly or wrongly) stayed silent, don't be a PA dick by pretending you thought they'd made a fuss at the time.

AND BREATHE

FoxSticks Thu 29-May-14 23:56:15

YANBU. I also really dislike meh. I don't fully understand it as I've never heard anyone make a noise like meh in real life, but it feels sneery and dismissive to me.

FoxSticks Thu 29-May-14 23:56:15

YANBU. I also really dislike meh. I don't fully understand it as I've never heard anyone make a noise like meh in real life, but it feels sneery and dismissive to me.

mindthegap79 Thu 29-May-14 23:56:40

What's PA lilola? <knows I will kick myself>

YellowBellow Thu 29-May-14 23:56:41

In fact that glue comment is so funny and original I just pissed myself and shat myself simultaneously.

I'd buy mn merchandise with the latter part of that sentence. A mug would be fab.

Bellezeboobian Thu 29-May-14 23:58:06

I hate the phrase 'smacks of'. Hate it. Not just because you've said it OP, it just annoys me. I've never heard it in real life.

WorraLiberty Thu 29-May-14 23:58:08

Yeah it was being advertised on the right hand side of the page yesterday...a t.shirt with "Did you mean to be so rude" on the front.

The price was about £15 if I remember rightly shock

Mind you, if it had "'Of course I bloody did, you dim-witted arsewipe. Now fuck off.'" written on the back, it would be worth every penny! grin

lilola Thu 29-May-14 23:58:17

Passive Aggressive

TheAwfulDaughter Thu 29-May-14 23:58:19

Under different aliases, I have been on this site for 5 years- and have NEVER seen anyone say 'are you on glue?'

Am I being dense? Is this a thing?

mindthegap79 Thu 29-May-14 23:59:46

<kicks self>

IneedAwittierNickname Fri 30-May-14 00:01:25

I've only seen "are you.on glue".on here in the last couple of days.

In rl otoh, we say "are you on acid?".or at least, we used to.

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