to be curious about some things on mumsnet?

(128 Posts)
dobedobedo Sun 03-Aug-14 19:48:10

I don't know if they'd be called "in-jokes" exactly, but I always see posters refer to things like:
Naice ham
Pom bears
Penis beaker
Etc...

Now I've been on mumsnet for almost a year and I caught the penis beaker hoopla grin But what's the story with the other ones? Including the ones I forget right now, you know the ones. I'd like to know!

hollycomputer Sun 03-Aug-14 19:49:30

I still want to know about the neighbour and the swimming pool as it was before my time.

OhMyArsingGodInABox Sun 03-Aug-14 19:51:53

Well we can't just tell you, you might be a troll and these are the only cast iron troll detecting method that we have!

Or you could just use advanced search.

Pagwatch Sun 03-Aug-14 19:53:24

I've been here about 8 years and I don't know what naive ham and Pom bears are about.
I don't care tbh

Penis beaker was just shit.

Pagwatch Sun 03-Aug-14 19:53:52

Naice ham.
Obvs

Advanced search.

Do it.
wink

dobedobedo Sun 03-Aug-14 19:55:07

I'm not a troll, promise! smile

I thought of another one... The bum sex thing. Why do people have bum sex in holiday parks?

CoffeeTea103 Sun 03-Aug-14 19:55:58

It's not even remotely worth the hype of it. You're not missing out by not knowing.

FlossyMoo Sun 03-Aug-14 19:57:58

Ok I will try but I could be wrong blush

Niace ham was found written on a shopping list left in a supermarket. The person obviously meant to put nice ham but it then became MN speak for posh things so niace bread and so on.

Pombears are crisps and I think there was a thread where the OP turned up to a dinner party and all they were given were pombears and kids drinks (not sure on this one)

PecanNut Sun 03-Aug-14 19:58:09

The only one of these that I know about is the one with Sharon, the dead wasp, the spilt wine and the T-Rex.

It was such a brilliant thread and whenever I see someone refer to it, I smile.

I suppose it is the shared memory of these things that makes people want to refer to them again.

I must have missed Pom Bears along the way....

Pinkrose1 Sun 03-Aug-14 19:58:30

Don't waste the brain space. Not worth knowing anyway -not that I know about Pom bears et al--

More riveting picking navel fluff grin

hamptoncourt Sun 03-Aug-14 20:01:31

You only have bumsex at Center Parcs OP, not just any old holiday park. Tsk!
And you can only talk about it on Fridays.
I loved the Pombear thread.

AtlanticDrift Sun 03-Aug-14 20:03:56

Yes the pom bears were served at a dinner party to a mumsnetter. The hosts were very eccentric and it turned into a very funny thread. Surely it must be in classics?

dobedobedo Sun 03-Aug-14 20:06:12

I love the classics board, I read it during long night feeds.

Might go digging then...

hackmum Sun 03-Aug-14 20:06:23

I've only been here two years but I know all about Pom bears! The full story is in an immensely long thread in Classics, but in brief: a Mumsnetter went to a dinner party at the house of a very posh couple, who proceeded to serve them tinned tomato soup as a starter followed by macaroni cheese as a main course. The wife of the couple kept laughing hysterically.

Much debate on Mumsnet thread about what was going on and insistence that the OP invite them for dinner and serve something equally ridiculous. Eventually the OP invited the couple back and while they were sitting waiting in the living room as dinner was being prepared, the OP's husband came in with a bowl and said, "Pom bears, anyone?"

But the short summary doesn't do justice.

CuriosityCola Sun 03-Aug-14 20:06:35

The Pom bears is in reference to a dinner party. It is in classics. Make sure you have spare time. I nearly lost a weekend to that section.

MagratsHair Sun 03-Aug-14 20:06:47

The pom bear thread is in classics, can't remember the name but but it has Mr and Mrs Bonkers in it and is worth a read. Its quite old.

Cutted up pear and the Easter bonnet ones are worth reading again. The Easter bonnet is one of my all times faves.

DennyDifferent Sun 03-Aug-14 20:17:15

could I ask what the "wench"/ "wenching" thing is about, don't want to interrupt the Inn thread by asking.

ihatethecold Sun 03-Aug-14 20:17:29

The penguin one from years ago was great.
Anyone remember that one?

meerschweinchen Sun 03-Aug-14 20:20:34

I have heard quite a few of these, but the thing I don't get is the references to quiches? Could anyone enlighten me please?

ExitPursuedByAKoalaBear Sun 03-Aug-14 20:23:36

Pag you are so lying.

hollycomputer Sun 03-Aug-14 20:24:35

I did an advanced search on the neighbour swimming pool thread and got nada.

FruVikingessOla Sun 03-Aug-14 20:25:04

bear

wink

grin

believeintheshield Sun 03-Aug-14 20:30:30

As the subject has been raised, what's the whole biscuit thing about? I get it's a snide response to a poster (normally the OP) but when is it generally supposed to be used, and what exactly does it mean? I just can't figure it out from the context!

Keepcalmanddrinkwine Sun 03-Aug-14 20:43:02

A quiche is a clique, but we're not allowed cliques.

My favourite thread ever involved worms, garlic and a work toilet.

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