So far this year, Mumsnet has taught me.....

(280 Posts)
YouAreMySweetestDownfall Wed 22-Jun-16 07:54:21

Fanny is a very naughty word in Scotland,

That loads of people hate the expression 'little man' (guilty)!

That there are other toddlers out there that refuse to go to bed and actually for many parents there's fuck all you can do but ride it out.

Mumsnetters can offer a wealth of experience, advice and hand holding and it can make a massive difference in your life.

And loads more things but wanted to keep it lighthearted. How about you?

humblesims Wed 22-Jun-16 08:00:30

I've learned that, compared to a lot of others, my in laws are a delight.

BeyondTellingEveryoneRealFacts Wed 22-Jun-16 08:01:27

A lot of people think disabled people are 'entitled' for wanting to get on a bus or access a shop angry

BeyondTellingEveryoneRealFacts Wed 22-Jun-16 08:02:11

Sorry, thats not exactly lighthearted is it - i missed that bit in the op blush

YouAreMySweetestDownfall Wed 22-Jun-16 08:06:28

beyond I agree with you don't worry. wink I just wanted to keep my op light not necessarily the whole post.

I've also learnt a lot about the shit people with disabilities have to deal with this year.

Favouritethings Wed 22-Jun-16 08:11:07

I've learnt that the phrase is 'then you've got another think coming'

SeasonalVag Wed 22-Jun-16 08:12:27

Fanny isn't a naughty word in Scotland! Calling someone a fanny isn't the same as calling someone a cunt, y'know...it can even be used affectiontely!

SeasonalVag Wed 22-Jun-16 08:13:15

Ive learnt that loads of people piss in the shower....enlightening stuff!

londonrach Wed 22-Jun-16 08:15:19

Stop the cheque...

LouBlue1507 Wed 22-Jun-16 08:17:22

That children are made of glass and must be bubble wrapped and wear a helmet at all times!

AgentProvocateur Wed 22-Jun-16 08:17:48

Fanny is almost a term of affection in Scotland! Ya fanny.

birdsdestiny Wed 22-Jun-16 08:17:53

Is it? Is it another think coming. How did I miss that. Are you sure?

Notonthelawn Wed 22-Jun-16 08:19:43

That babies have a
4 week sleep regression
5 week sleep regression
6 week sleep regression
7 week sleep regression
8 week sleep regression
9week sleep regression
10week sleep regression
11week sleep regression
12week sleep regression
13 week sleep regression
14week sleep regression

etc etc etc confused

You get the picture.

Poster - my baby isnt sleeping.
Reply - Oh its just the 8 month & 6 day sleep regression.

Arggggghhhhhhhhhh

BeyondTellingEveryoneRealFacts Wed 22-Jun-16 08:19:55

I got this guy because of mn smile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Wed 22-Jun-16 08:20:24

Oh God, don't start the think/thing debate off again... it's THINK !!grin

YouAreMySweetestDownfall Wed 22-Jun-16 08:20:36

There was a thread about what you teach your children to call their privates and people said in Scotland it was too rude. I thought it was the equivalent of willy.

ineedamoreadultieradult Wed 22-Jun-16 08:22:06

beyond that's cute...what is it?

OutsiderInTheGarden Wed 22-Jun-16 08:22:43

I have learned that IABU! grin And that people are possibly more dividided by the name Mabel than they are by leave/remain.

OutsiderInTheGarden Wed 22-Jun-16 08:23:30

*divided, not dividided!

FlibbertigibbetArmadillo Wed 22-Jun-16 08:23:30

The best weddings are in maui

Gowgirl Wed 22-Jun-16 08:23:52

That no matter how lighthearted the thread there is always a fun sponge on line!
That meetups are a great way to spend an afternoon, and that the hairy handed will always be with us.

CombineBananaFister Wed 22-Jun-16 08:23:53

The thread with the oxo cube and envelope baby vests was a bit of a gamechanger

That religion, politics and finances are best avoided like at the dinner table wink

TwoLittleBlooms Wed 22-Jun-16 08:24:44

I have just learnt that it is "you have got another THINK coming"!

That a mixture of carrot, celery and onion is called soffritto.

I'm sure that there are a lot more - just can't think of any at the minute.

BeyondTellingEveryoneRealFacts Wed 22-Jun-16 08:25:03

ineed, its a neato robot hoover (a cheaper version of a roomba)
With googly eyes stuck on grin

seastargirl Wed 22-Jun-16 08:26:20

That you can make fried eggs and pancakes in a toasted sandwich maker! Revolutionised my life!

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