'blardy', 'fark', 'feck', 'vair' and other twattish tweeisms

(150 Posts)
LoopsInHoops Sat 08-Dec-12 11:37:32

Just say the bloody work for fuck's sake. AIBU to want to stab stab STAB people who use these twattish tweeisms?

WorraLorraTurkey Sat 08-Dec-12 11:38:21



LoopsInHoops Sat 08-Dec-12 11:39:11


TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 08-Dec-12 11:39:48

As usual, MN law applies: typos in an OP complaining about language.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 08-Dec-12 11:40:02

Feck is vernacular not twee.


People will come on and say "feck" isn't the same as "fuck", so I will allow feck. Just.

Bleddy, vair, fark can all fark off.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 08-Dec-12 11:40:45

Also, I'm fairly sure "tweeism" is not a word.



QueenofNightmares Sat 08-Dec-12 11:40:46

YANBU however I have resorted to the use of "Frelling/Frell" instead of fucking/fuck with another pair of small ears on the way I have to reel myself in somehow and this is a suitably geeky way of doing so. wine to any fellow geeks who know where its from.

I always feel quite self concious if I say feck/fark though hmm I'm far too rough to be twee grin

LoopsInHoops Sat 08-Dec-12 11:40:54

It's the rage, tee. Compulsive typing compelled by the rage.

TeeElfOnTeeShelf Sat 08-Dec-12 11:41:48

I personally use frack when I do not use fuck.

Labootin Sat 08-Dec-12 11:43:59

it woypuld be a vair naice idea to ban such words.

SleighbellsRingInYourLife Sat 08-Dec-12 11:44:10


I guess it makes people feel like they belong.

vintageviolets Sat 08-Dec-12 11:44:38

U R bein vair totes unreas for fluffs sake grin

Labootin Sat 08-Dec-12 11:44:52

Woypuld ..? No fecking Idea on that one ...

SanityClause Sat 08-Dec-12 11:46:26

I think they are useful for conveying a jokey tone.

Bloody could sound furious, whereas blardy sounds a bit peeved at something fairly trivial.

Feck off telling us we can't use feck. It's a proper fecking word. People who lump this in with the others are feckers.

I think you're totes hilares.

None of the tweeisms make me go stabby stab stab.

It's just the mumsnet version of gangsta talk, innit.

Havingkittens Sat 08-Dec-12 11:49:05

"what the actual Jeff" is the one that makes my hair stand on end.

Labootin Sat 08-Dec-12 11:49:32

Say what you farking mean gwendoline don't go pussyfooting about.

LadyBeagleBaublesandBells Sat 08-Dec-12 11:49:37

I love Feck, I'ts very Irish and Father Ted.
Vair is usually used in the same way as naice, just people writing ''posh', which I also find funny.
If you want to swear on Mn you can, you fucking cunt grin, but if you don't then fair enough.
I don't think it's twee at all.

HECTheHallsWithRowsAndFolly Sat 08-Dec-12 11:50:21

Am I allowed to cause great pain to anyone caught using the word 'amazeballs'?


Floggingmolly Sat 08-Dec-12 11:50:46

Feck is NOT a milder version of fuck. Leave it the feck alone!

Labootin Sat 08-Dec-12 11:51:10

My new years resolution will be to tell people to fuck off.

Or flock off

LoopsInHoops Sat 08-Dec-12 11:51:52

Is 'feck' a word? What does it mean?

'Jeff' also makes me see red.

PessaryPam Sat 08-Dec-12 11:52:16

Don't be such a carnt (as ujsed by my Ozzie friend) grin

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 11:54:21

I hate the cutesy wutsey things the lufflys say.cringey twee mc
but then I dont think the lufflys have a big range or much going on upstairs
except maybe vairy naice ham

Labootin Sat 08-Dec-12 11:56:27

Scottishmommy I luffs you

Labootin Sat 08-Dec-12 11:57:57

Oh and girl crush

It's like the new lipstick lesbian term

You can't admire someone anymore


scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 11:59:48

I imagine the lufflys as nice but dim
preoccupied by schools,Farrow and ball,and house prices
bet they think anthea turner is queen luffly and vairy pretty

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 08-Dec-12 12:06:20
scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 12:09:59

girl crush is such a brown nose thing to say
sluuuuuuuurp its so obsequious
and yes i imagine lufflys saying they have girl crushes on each other

LadyBeagleBaublesandBells Sat 08-Dec-12 12:12:43

I tell my dog he's a lufflywufflywoodle blush

WhataSook Sat 08-Dec-12 12:14:49

Naice boils my blood

BellaVita Sat 08-Dec-12 12:14:51

Shirrup being moany!

Who cares eh? Well obviously you do... But to be honest I couldn't give a flying fuck.

GothAnneGeddes Sat 08-Dec-12 12:16:59

YANBU! It is very annoying.

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 12:18:04

lufflys won't notice this thread they only notice naice ham,11plus and s&b threads

ceres Sat 08-Dec-12 12:18:57

feck is a mild irish swear word. in fact it hardly counts as swearing at all. it is a completely different word to fuck.

it is neither twattish nor twee.

i do find it strange to hear non-irish people use feck.it doesn't particularly bother me, it just sounds a bit odd to my ears and i suppose it makes me wonder where and how they picked it up.

zookeeper Sat 08-Dec-12 12:20:30

Feck isn't twee! It's fab.

I hate "woo" and meh". They're fucking annoying words grin

OstrichSizedToLapland Sat 08-Dec-12 12:22:03

Feckity feck.

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 12:23:30

hate fanjo,norks.once read fight over origins of nork,someone claiming their word.someone also disputing no local colloquialism

StockingFilly Sat 08-Dec-12 12:24:40

You bunch of fecking misery guts

RudeolfsHappyFlapper Sat 08-Dec-12 12:27:02

queen I'll have some frelling wine while I pop my Farscape Dvd on wink

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 12:30:40

lets add quiche to the llst,is youse in ma quiche
followed by sluurp and girl crush proclamations

JaquelineHyOnChristmasSpirit Sat 08-Dec-12 12:32:01

I use blardy but I also use cunt a lot! Does that still make me twee?

I love these threads where some posters claim superiority over all other posters who aren't exactly like them. It make me feel all warm inside hmm

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 12:33:40

wind your neck in no one claiming superiority its bit of needle over who says what

FarelyKnuts Sat 08-Dec-12 12:40:22


feck is not fuck smile

LoopsInHoops Sat 08-Dec-12 12:40:25

I'm not saying my use of bloody fucking cunt is superior to anyone's bleddy fecking cant (or whatever), just that the latter makes me want to stab them. That make you feel all warm inside? grin

FarelyKnuts Sat 08-Dec-12 12:41:19
LoopsInHoops Sat 08-Dec-12 12:42:19

Thanks for the fecking links. Didn't realise it was any different from 'fark'. Thought someone too afraid to swear invented it to be mildly cross yet socially acceptable with their yummy <vom> friends.

Father Ted is wholly to blame for everyone using feck ceres. Before then I never heard it over here.

The difference is that it's not used correctly here. You never hear anyone English fecking something out.

FarelyKnuts Sat 08-Dec-12 12:43:20

There is no sexual connotation to feck like there is fuck. Fecking is stealing or throwing something.

Argh, shouldn't have looked at that link. Now i want one of those fecking posters.

BOFingSanta Sat 08-Dec-12 12:46:40

It's a tone of voice. Comes in handy on the internet sometimes. I dislike nmisms like b*tch more.

LadyBeagleBaublesandBells Sat 08-Dec-12 12:47:36

Yes Gwendoline and Ceres, it was Father Ted that introduced the word into British culture.
And since it was the best comedy series ever in the whole world, people will use it.grin

You're nearly right. it was one of the best comedy series in the whole world. Actually, feck it, it was the best. I'll shove Blackadder etc into second grin

Jingleallthejay Sat 08-Dec-12 12:53:06

feck is a word though i shall continue to say feck and fricking and you will lump it grin

Jajas Sat 08-Dec-12 13:00:35

That whole 'popcorn' shit drives me mad too, I know it's not a tweeism but god it drives me mad.

What the Jeff is grim.

Like feck - I have Irish aunties and mum so feck is vair familiar to me grin!

LoopsInHoops Sat 08-Dec-12 13:03:22

popcorn shit? confused

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 13:05:24

mn putdowns of yore
I'll get the popcorn
as in will rubberneck in hope of a scrap

Jingleallthejay Sat 08-Dec-12 13:05:52

when a fight starts or somebody says something vair OTT , you will get people passing out virtual popcorn and watching it all go off,

Labootin Sat 08-Dec-12 13:10:58

Dons tin hat fuckery

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 13:35:16

when thread has thehmmangryshockfaces know it's gone awry
dons tin hat is another mn quip of yore
as is we done that already,search the archives

AmIthatTinselly Sat 08-Dec-12 13:44:23

I use feck in RL too, as I am another one who got it from Father Ted. as well as being word and note perfect at My Lovely Horse, both versions

I don't, however, understand Blardy. What the feck is it meant to mean?

MardyBra Sat 08-Dec-12 13:45:04

I've seen a few grips being offered recently to posters who need to get one iyswim. That could quickly get very annoying.

I get very annoyed by the spitting on keyboards, emissions of bits of wee, etc. Unless the poster is actually spitting or weeing.

MardyBra Sat 08-Dec-12 13:46:16

Oddly bleddy annoys me more that blardy. confused

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 13:47:23

eugh when the lufflys announce theyve peed themselves cause post so funny
not cute to announce you need a teen lady to read mn

TheOriginalPan Sat 08-Dec-12 13:49:49

" I've just sicked up a bit in my mouth".

No you haven't. You were mildly surprised and no more.

ImperialBlether Sat 08-Dec-12 13:53:31

"What the jeff?" and "Blardy" make me feel ill.

They really are awful. Can someone who uses them please try to justify using such hideous words? And then can they stop using them?

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 13:53:38

haha I'd forgotten the widdle sicked up
look sister control yourself,no oissing,puking
It's Only mn not and you need not give an exaggerated account of you and mn

CecyHall Sat 08-Dec-12 13:57:11

I'm not keen on 'fred' instead of thread. Not sure if there is a reason behind it but it annoys me.

What the Jeff is going on in this Fred?

I've just sucked up in my mouth a bit. Totes not amazeballs!

I peed myself at some of this post. Feck it.

<dons tin hat and runs> blardy 'ell

Sicked up*

Of these posts*

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 14:07:58

did you intentionally fuck up on the bolding
you know the wee stars either side to bold thread
I expect you're not sicked up at all,just badly making a point

No bolding just correcting

YoucanringmySleighBells Sat 08-Dec-12 14:12:35

It's all abaht intonation innit!?!

SpoonyFuckersWife Sat 08-Dec-12 14:19:28

Op, you have ishoos

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 14:21:47

agree sleigh bells
I imagine that as Janine butcher voice
she's a proper caaaaaaw innit

TalkinPeace2 Sat 08-Dec-12 16:29:12

On the ebay boards (my first home) swearing is not allowed
so we got very creative when describing how carp things were

I use 'fark' quite a lot, not because I have a problem with 'fuck' (fuck fucking fuck fucketty fuck...see? I don't) but because being all Antipodean and forrin that's how it sounds when I say it lingeringly (ffaaaaaaark youse all).

MissCellania Sat 08-Dec-12 19:33:08

you fucked up with feck but I'll let you have the rest. It's only english people that think feck is a twee fuck, tis nothing of the sort.

AlexReidsLonelyThisChristmas Sat 08-Dec-12 19:59:33

People snort tea through their noses an awful lot on here, and spit tea all over their keyboards.

Durrty mares.

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:04:44

haha id forgotten the i just spat tea,snorted over keyboard crew
they need a bib

GreatCongas Sat 08-Dec-12 20:11:15

Vair makes me thing of Antonia Forrest

GreatCongas Sat 08-Dec-12 20:11:30

*think. Dammit

DillyTante Sat 08-Dec-12 20:12:08

Ah feck off with your bashing of mumsnetisms. It's all part of being a community.

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:16:49

no,im not communing with the lufflys and their vairy nice hams,and girlcrush quiches
just because some on mn are lufflys doesnt mean we all need to adopt or like the tweeisms
use the terms and composition you want, but dont pass it off as mn-speak or community

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:19:22

Depends what context it's used in. We all have "writting habits" same as speach ones. I don't particularly care to be honest. I use lol for instance sometimes when I text becasue i can't be bothered saying oh you made me grin etc. but on here it's a criminal offence.

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:20:25

I also have typos going on in my postings, so what grin

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:22:31

yes from time to time the gimmers get hysterical about txt stuff and colloquialisms
naturally they are ignored, and we are all free to lol as we wish
i quite actually like that everyone posts in different ways.teeth is no mn universal style.despite what some try assert

ouryve Sat 08-Dec-12 20:28:17


Some tweeisms make my teeth itch, but they don't make me stabby.

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:28:39

I will sort of bite here as there is something that annoys me a tad.

When posters say "oh im a little bit in love with you now"

Oh fuck off and stop brown nosing grin

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:31:02

haha thats positively sluurpy and brown nose.widdle bit in love with you=big sook

PPPop Sat 08-Dec-12 20:31:58

I don't mind vair and naice, because I say them in a funny voice in my head. Not keen on the use of stabby, or feeling like you want to stab someone. Unpleasant.

I'm also not keen on the use of, no? It's pretentious, no?

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:32:37

they love each other though, their posters are heroins, they hang on their every word even when it's a load of shit grin

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:35:56

I have to disagree with you there, I'm fond of the word "stabby" probably because I often want to do it or staple things to peoples heads, call me aggresive grin

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:37:46

lets add the obsequious i agree with whatever whatsherface said.the fan callouts

SuffolkNWhat Sat 08-Dec-12 20:40:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:41:43

guck to me is indeterminate mess,usually squidgy. like cleaning gluck off table

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:44:42

also the people that put a great big words in the middle of sentences get my goat if I had one what the fuck does obsequious mean? bloody show off, pick your nose and blow off.

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:46:25

positively farnaquetesque grin

AfterEightMintyy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:46:47

Its the repetition of thread after thread after thread on the same BORING subject that really gets to me op.

bureni Sat 08-Dec-12 20:46:54

"down with this sort of thing, careful now".

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:48:59

ahh but we are creatures of habit though aren't we mintyyyyy

AfterEightMintyy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:50:08

are we?

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:50:26

minty i agree its tiresome when folk moan about txt seak and good spelling
but still they do it
the its just not cricket on mn to txt talk,or have poor syntax

ReinDearPrudence Sat 08-Dec-12 20:50:28

I don't think they are tweeisms. I think they are used to convey tone, so I don't mind them. It only works, though, because MN allows swearing. So if someone says 'blardy' I don't assume they mean 'bloody' but are too refined to say so.

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:51:31

of course we are, otherwise we would learn sod all. repetition.

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 20:51:49

someone says blardy i wonder why they're being so affected as to not say bloody

AlexReidsLonelyThisChristmas Sat 08-Dec-12 20:53:17

The use of the word disingenuous has spread like a bad case of herpes too. And 7/10 it's not used appropriately.

AmIthatTinselly Sat 08-Dec-12 20:54:34

ah, so blardy means bloody. How odd.

AlexReidsLonelyThisChristmas Sat 08-Dec-12 20:55:44

I do like feck though. My family are all Irish Feckers and if it's good enough for Ted Crilly...

SomersetONeil Sat 08-Dec-12 20:57:41

Blardy is fine. Bleddy is awful. Really, really bad.

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:58:00

Exactly. Bloody in the bible, bloody in the book, if you don't believe me take a bloody look. Blardy is just stupid grin

apostrophethesnowman Sat 08-Dec-12 20:58:08

I fecking hate when you post something and someone responds:

You would do...say...whatever...Really?

Why the need to ask...Really?

I often feel like saying, no I'm a fecking liar, I just thought I would say that so that you could say Really

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 20:59:48

well maybe they can't quite believe the shit that's been posted grin

AmIthatTinselly Sat 08-Dec-12 21:00:50


I got asked that today. I replied "Yes, really"

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 21:02:06

really = are you sure?

I know what you mean though, If I wasn't sure I wouldn't have said it would I grin

apostrophethesnowman Sat 08-Dec-12 21:03:29

Well I suppose I asked for that clippedphoenix [fgin]

Amitinselly I've answered like that too!

ane before you ask, yes really grin

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 21:05:30

Im quite fond of being called a bitch for some reason, it's usually because I meant to be grin

scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 21:08:08

the wankiest phrase on mn is did you mean to be so rude
obvious retort is well hell yes i did
its the way people say it on mn as if its so searing,bound to assail any detractors

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 21:11:49

yep, its the nastiest scottish, it's a huge passive aggresive thing to say to shut people up in an instant. Someone used it on me the other day and I said exactly the same, yes I did and bring it on fists out for a fight

MrsKwaziipanFruits Sat 08-Dec-12 21:22:06

Have we agreed to step the fuck away from feck? Marvellous.

I would like to see the instant demise of "Wow. Just wow." Just get to the point rather than making unnecessary exclamations.

AnnaRack Sat 08-Dec-12 21:32:25

First world problem
I luffs

AmIthatTinselly Sat 08-Dec-12 21:46:29

Not a big fan of

<snogs NameofMNer>

AnnaRack Sat 08-Dec-12 21:46:48

Oh and:
Are you me?
Jealous much? Judgemental much? Etc
Hoik judgy pants

MrsKwaziipanFruits Sat 08-Dec-12 21:49:15

<snogs AmIthatTinselly> wink

AmIthatTinselly Sat 08-Dec-12 21:50:36

grin grin grin

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 21:51:27

Have to say I do "blimey" as an opening.

Are you me - well obviously not you twit grin

"I'm going to be a bit judgemental here" - no shit sherlock grin you "perfect" bastard.

gail734 Sat 08-Dec-12 21:53:21

Yeah, OP should flip off. Motherflipper.

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 21:54:58

I don't snog random people on the internet, in fact i don't snog friends in real life due to me being cold grin

Lovey "snogs" are stupid and twee.

Don't even get me going on air kisses.

ClippedPhoenix Sat 08-Dec-12 21:57:02

Dolphins now grin

I like monkey world on the telly.

OkayHazel Sat 08-Dec-12 22:33:53

Language undergoes lexical shift over time.


kennyp Sat 08-Dec-12 22:43:55

agree with all of the above. hate hate hate luffly, vair, hoikey (ffs, it's not remotely funny), jeff (wtf??), crusty bread/fresh rolls/market vegetables. (am going slightly off here but reallly blooooody irritating)

Oh you're not BU at all. I detest feck, blardy et al and especially the f***ing asterisks.

But I do like "vair" and "naice" as they are of the piss-taking variety, which I like vair much.

InExitCelsisDeo Sat 08-Dec-12 22:54:21

So, what is it you like about Mumsnet?

vladthedisorganised Sat 08-Dec-12 22:57:50

I must claim exemption for feck - it's an Irish thing. And 'blimey' is one of my 'pre-watershed things it's ok for DD to repeat incessantly' words, so that's OK too.

"I was just a bit sick in my mouth"; "a little bit of wee came out" - oh for fuck's (fack's?) sake, are you five?

Can't be doing with snogs, luffs or "I think I'm a little bit in love with <poster>". I suspect we're all over 13 here.

getagoldtoof Sat 08-Dec-12 23:19:21

I fecking hate 'fook' or 'fooking'. Fuck off.

LoopsInHoops Sun 09-Dec-12 01:56:22

InExitCelsisDeo Sat 08-Dec-12 22:54:21 So, what is it you like about Mumsnet?

Most everything else. Is it just MN that uses these stupid tweeisms? Is it a defining feature of MN? Must one dislike the whole website if one dislikes this? hmm

InExitCelsisDeo Sun 09-Dec-12 22:39:47

Oh I don't know, it is just many of the things you hate seem to me to be the defining things of Mumsnet, on a day to day basis. Or maybe I just hang around on the twee threads.


OnwardBound Sun 09-Dec-12 22:53:40

Hate 'I Luffs'

That is my number one.

Closely followed by 'Gawjuss'

There are a couple of posters who use these quite often.

I think it is meant ironically... or something...

They sound like schoolgirl queenbees.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Sun 09-Dec-12 22:57:19

I do hate the ' snorting tea thing ' sorry.

Does anybody really say gawjuss on here hmm

Hate gavel. And natch.

Not arsed about much else.

InExitCelsisDeo Sun 09-Dec-12 22:58:27

But Everlong - I luffs you dearly.


EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Sun 09-Dec-12 23:05:02

<shakes fist at exit>

I'm very of you too my dear wink

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Sun 09-Dec-12 23:10:54

Oops. Mist the word fond out!

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Sun 09-Dec-12 23:11:57

Oh Jesus I'm drunk!

Missed. Missed not mist! grin

InExitCelsisDeo Sun 09-Dec-12 23:15:04

Go to bed woman!

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Sun 09-Dec-12 23:19:27

<snorts gin all over keyboard>


mathanxiety Sun 09-Dec-12 23:30:58

Feck/fecking/fecker are Irish and perfecktly acceptable (unless you are my mother).

Lemonylemon Mon 10-Dec-12 14:32:40

Feck/fecking/fecker are Irish and perfecktly acceptable

Indeed. My Irish grandmother used the word all the time. I shall continue to do so too.

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