To not understand the biscuit thing?

(52 Posts)
IWannaBeAPopstar Sun 24-Jan-16 23:13:21

I feel like I'm missing something important. What is this biscuit and why is it used? I've seen some posters say it's the first time they've "given" it to someone? I feel like I should be able to figure it out but I'm lost.

Arfarfanarf Sun 24-Jan-16 23:15:18

It has several meanings.
Pfft
this is bollocks
you're a dick
I'm a dick

CrystalMcPistol Sun 24-Jan-16 23:17:48

I think it would be better if it had a tail above it, then it could be a Disdainful Cat's Arsehole symbol.

TheMouseThatRoared Sun 24-Jan-16 23:17:50

biscuit
(--I'm a dick-- grin)

CointreauVersial Sun 24-Jan-16 23:17:59

It means No Comment.

I think it was introduced after Gordon Brown (?) refused to reveal his favourite biscuit in a MN chat (possibly).

It is called upon only in extreme circumstances (where there really is no comment to make).

Oysterbabe Sun 24-Jan-16 23:18:25

It's a way of dismissing someone's post as being trivial or stupid.

MrsSippy Sun 24-Jan-16 23:18:27

I take it to mean meh, there are no words, what utter shite!

TheMouseThatRoared Sun 24-Jan-16 23:18:37

Strikethrough fail blush

TheMouseThatRoared Sun 24-Jan-16 23:19:45

You can also use chocolate to say the same.

bigsnugglebunny Sun 24-Jan-16 23:19:49

I always thought it meant "shits got real - break out the hobnobs"

or shut your face and eat a biscuit.

ExitPursuedByABear Sun 24-Jan-16 23:20:57

It basically means I can't be arsed to write something as your thread is just biscuit

AnUtterIdiot Sun 24-Jan-16 23:26:10

I thought it just meant "that takes the biscuit", i.e. a poster has just said something totally ludicrous. I don't think I've ever given one, though. I am very possessive of my biscuits.

ChampaleSocialist Sun 24-Jan-16 23:31:22

I like biscuits. I'm happy if someone offers me a biscuit.
Sorry if I gave anyone a cup of tea and a biscuit. I thought I was being nice.
blush

MightyMug Sun 24-Jan-16 23:40:21

Champale that's really funny!!

doodlejump1980 Sun 24-Jan-16 23:45:10

I thought the biscuit was to fill the mouth so no other comments could be made? Like stick a sock in it, but with a biscuit?

doodlejump1980 Sun 24-Jan-16 23:45:29

Also what does X-post mean?

CrystalMcPistol Sun 24-Jan-16 23:47:32

x-post is when you've cross posted with someone else by saying the same thing as they did.

Arfarfanarf Sun 24-Jan-16 23:47:48

Cross post.
While you were typing your post someone, normally the op, came back and said something that you ask in your post or that makes your post pointless. But you didnt see it until youd pressed post

bunique Sun 24-Jan-16 23:50:33

Oooh. I thought it was a big red button. Like "nice one OP, I'm just going to sit back and watch the fireworks"

Brightnorthernlights Sun 24-Jan-16 23:53:52

Bunique

That's so funny....it does look like a big red button!

LuluJakey1 Sun 24-Jan-16 23:55:21

I thought it was a compliment. blush Someone once gave me a biscuit and I was rather pleased.

I don't understand them at all

Sparklingbrook Sun 24-Jan-16 23:56:20

I just means no comment as it says in the Smileys List. People get very annoyed by it for some reason.
That said, if it was to go it wouldn't make much difference.

Janeymoo50 Sun 24-Jan-16 23:57:16

Normally used by the "in crowd" on Mumsnet, especially against anyone daring to suggest children over the age of 3 don't need nappies, co sleeping, or God forbid breastfeeding to sleep and nursed during the night.

AlpacaLypse Sun 24-Jan-16 23:57:53

bunique that's almost exactly what it does mean!

And xpost is because this site, unlike FB, doesn't update until you do something like hit 'post' after spending several minutes coming up with your carefully worded insightful and thoughtful reply throwaway hopefully witty comment then get dragged off your device due to WW3 breaking out between your children and you actually have to do some physical parenting, so that by the time you actually join the conversation everything's moved on and you look an utter tit.

AlpacaLypse Sun 24-Jan-16 23:59:23

Lots of xposts... and I rest my case!

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