Why Un Mumsnet hugs???

(47 Posts)
Clarabell78 Sun 30-Dec-12 14:30:11

Aren't you supposed to give hugs on here?? I don't understand!

Because mumsnet is a mean, nasty pit of vipers and to suggest otherwise is blasphemy!

Despite the fact that I've found the vast majority to be kind, lovely people. And the amount of un-mumsnetty hugs kind of makes them...mumsnetty grin

OneWellAndTrulyCrackeredMummy Sun 30-Dec-12 14:33:24


Hugs are classed in the same ways as using lol, sparkly tickers & 'like' buttons, very unmumsnetty & usually attributed to another parenting site.

Here we do not see the need for these, & post more simply & to the point smile

Fairylea Sun 30-Dec-12 14:34:19

Because netmums is FULL of hugs ...

So I've gathered mumsnet are too UN netmums to hug smile

DeafLeopard Sun 30-Dec-12 14:34:51

We are hard and can't be seen to show weakness by hugging and kissing and sparkly tickering, but sometimes, just sometimes, if someone is feeling really sad then the odd hug may slip out - just to show we are not total vipers.

SusieSausages Sun 30-Dec-12 14:35:28

Ah, first it's a hug, then before you know it you're addressing everyone as 'hun', talking about 'bubs' and 'hubby' and campaigning for sparkly tickers at the bottom of your posts.

We're all dead 'ard on 'ere, you see.

Seriously though, hugs don't bother me a bit.

((hugs OP))

usualsuspect3 Sun 30-Dec-12 14:36:34

I think sometimes a hug is appreciated.

I will give hugs if I feel they are warranted.

Clarabell78 Sun 30-Dec-12 14:36:45

Och what a lot of nonsense! :-)


TheFallenMadonna Sun 30-Dec-12 14:41:44

There is hugging all over the shop now. It makes me laugh when people say un MN hug, as hugging is completely MN, and has been for a while.

tittytittyhanghang Sun 30-Dec-12 14:43:19

yay i loves hugs ((hugs))

Chottie Sun 30-Dec-12 14:45:20

I'm a huggy person smile it's genetic wink

CuttedUpPear Sun 30-Dec-12 14:45:59

I couldn't agree more - I don't know why people feel the need to distance themselves from the site before offering a hug.
How silly.

I for one would gladly accept the MN brand of hugs with grace!

SusieSausages Sun 30-Dec-12 14:46:45

I just asked my three year old for a hug but he licked my nose and farted on my leg. sad

TheFallenMadonna Sun 30-Dec-12 14:47:45

There used to be fewer for sure.

Hence unMN like.

Back when it was all fields round here...

Fakebook Sun 30-Dec-12 14:48:38

I hate hugs, not just on here, but in real life too. I'm not a huggy person, unless I'm hugging my children or DH. I don't even hug my brothers and sister. I used to work with a girl who used to "paw" at my arm like a cat when talking to me sometimes. She used to also stroke my hair or give me shoulder rubs and hugs out of the blue. It's all very unnecessary and annoying.

Clarabell78 Sun 30-Dec-12 14:50:24

Wee shame for you Fakebook :-(

Susiesausages that's hilarious!

Iamsparklyknickers Sun 30-Dec-12 14:50:35

I've always pictured a mn hug happening as someone tells you exactly why your UR, kind of like that one good friend who tells you your arse looks enormous in jeans.

Kind of 'ah pet, it's a shame you're a hormonal mess, but no, you can't fling tins of tomatoes at people in asda because they sneezed over the apples. Pack it in'

MrsTerrysChocolateOrange Sun 30-Dec-12 15:10:32

FakeBook she would be buried under a patio if she worked with me. Along with the women I used to work with who used to sing, badly, in the office.

Mumsnet's more about giving a caring punch on the arm, but the odd hug doesn't go amiss if you really need one.

Viviennemary Sun 30-Dec-12 15:15:43

I think on some forums this luv ya Hun, Hugs, and frilly stuff is overdone. So that's why. (Thank goodness)

FrazzleRock Sun 30-Dec-12 15:20:23

Fakebook - I'm also very unhuggy in real life. I try to be more buggy but it feels so uncomfortable and false.
Twas the way I was raised so it's weird.

I hug my DS's all the time so hopefully they won't be quite so icy <hopeful>

OverlyYappyAlways Sun 30-Dec-12 15:20:51

I'm not a huggable person, I don't know where to put my arms and get all twitchy tbh, I do give do sympathy lines, I haven't moved onto hugging as yet.

FrazzleRock Sun 30-Dec-12 15:20:55

Huggy. Not buggy. I don't want bugs.

OverlyYappyAlways Sun 30-Dec-12 15:21:31

I'm fine with Dc just people! grin

ShowOfHands Sun 30-Dec-12 15:22:05

People never used to hug on here. It's all over the place now.

I don't hug. I prefer not to be touched tbh. If a colleague started pawing at me or rubbing parts of me, I'd do Unspeakable Things to them.

On MN you don't get a hug, you get a jab in the eye and an order to get a grip. This is as much a kindness as all that stroking, fawning crap people do. Well it used to be like that. The hugs are taking over.

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