To wonder what other posters do that really annoy you?

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atthewelles Thu 24-Jan-13 10:49:28

For me it would probably be:

Not reading the OP properly and going off on a tangent
Pulling a thread totally OT in order to have a two way jokey conversation with someone else that goes on for pages and pages
Looking up someone's posting history and saying 'well on 5th April 2006 you said this and now you're saying that.

People who start threads that have been done before wink

For me it's the ones who read the OP then respond without seeing how the thread's moved on (eg. LTB long after the OP's decided to LTB!). Mansplaining pisses me off too.

Not reading the full thread. I know it can be tough when the thread is several pages long but often discussions develop and you discover the OP is only the start of a deeper issue and when a poster comes on and only refers to the original issue it can be frustrating and irrelevant.

threesocksmorgan Thu 24-Jan-13 10:53:36

people who think everyone has time to read a long thread.
and yes people who drag up past posts

manicbmc Thu 24-Jan-13 10:53:49

People who start threads, get a lot of support, and then don't update - ever.

Snap Tall smile

People who put only half a title follow by "..." and expect you to open their thread to find out what they ar talking about. Fuck off, attention seekers.

Competitive misery and royalty threads.

Crinkle77 Thu 24-Jan-13 10:56:57

It's not always poss to read the full thread. What I do at times is just skip through and see what else the OP has written. But sometimes you do just read the original post and your initial reaction is to fire off some sort of response

HoneyDragon Thu 24-Jan-13 10:58:26

Nothing. I love Mumsnet and I love you all.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 10:58:28

moans about what other posters post

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:00:44

People who point out bad spelling - especially when they're losing an argument.

People who only post to tell someone they're in the wrong topic.

People making deliberate typos because they think it's funny.

People who shout LTB without asking for basic information.

That ^ makes me sound like a grumpy cow but those things don't bother me ^that much honestly grin

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:01:19

Oh, and people who fuck up italics blush

SilentSplendidSun Thu 24-Jan-13 11:01:36

Ahh, that jokey two-way conversation. Does my head in. Fuck off, rude idiots. I know online forums are inherently different to real life, but you REALLY wouldn't carry on a side conversation with someone when the first person is still talking, would ya?

Lovecat Thu 24-Jan-13 11:01:50

People who can't be arsed to RTFT



Saying 'End of' and then getting annoyed when others point out that it isn't actually the end of.

People who leap on the one deluded sockpuppet who agrees with them in a 40 page solid YABU thread and says 'see? I'm RIGHT!'

People who say 'bored of'. Yes, it's petty and I would never directly call someone on it <gets para about someone checking posting history now> but every time I read it, it feels like nails down a blackboard. It's BORED WITH!

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 11:06:06

Misreading the OP, going off on a massive yet completely irrelevant rant then insisting the OP meant what they think she meant rather than the actual words she said.

KirstyoffEastendersweirdtoplip Thu 24-Jan-13 11:08:38

People saying loose instead of lose.

Women who live up to the cliche of female behaviour, i.e. bitching & bullying.

Saying 'D'H etc.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 24-Jan-13 11:10:01

I rarely RTFT before posting except when it is on a serious topic. I usually just jump in with some nonsence and then read after. And I LOVE to go off on a tangent in the right circs.
Stuff that annoy me include 'first world problem' - shut the fuck up

FeckOffCup Thu 24-Jan-13 11:10:46

moans about what other posters post

^ This, it winds me up when people come onto a thread just to post "oh really OP is that all you have to worry about in life" when clearly they have nothing better to do either than sit around posting snippy comments.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 11:13:37

- Finding offence over FUCK ALL. I'm not talking about finding offence in racist/disablist/sexist/benefitist (oh yes that is a term) posts but you know the ones? Like the middle class poverty thread yesterday where the OP got slaughtered for using the word "poverty" rather than "hard-up"

- Racist/sexist/disablist/benefitist/homophobic twattery. Get to fuck.

- Where a few people on a thread have developed a bit of a camaraderie and some titty-lipped Glenda comes on and accuses everyone of being cliquey or arse-kissy. Nooooooooo, it's just that you ARE allowed to find things funny and you ARE allowed to like other posters.

- When an OP has seen the light, apologised and admitted it then some huffy thunderpants comes on and says "OP you are a BITCH HTH" Makes you look stupid, not snippy and no-nonsense.

MrsBungleBear Thu 24-Jan-13 11:14:58

When people only post to tell the op they're in the wrong topic like they are the mumsnet police.

Also can't stand the grammar/spelling police.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 11:15:54

Women who live up to the cliche of female behaviour, i.e. bitching & bullying"

The irony of this post underneath your username is not lost, Kirsty wink grin

YY to "If that's your only problem..." Didn't realise that you could only post about life-or-death catasrophes on MN.

Eating cream crackers too loudly. Chew with your bloody mouth closed Honey!

Amykins Thu 24-Jan-13 11:16:31

Posters who say "no" ? at the end of a point. Like, "I am right, no?" Just sounds so affected. Also too many exclamation marks.

MagdalenVanstone Thu 24-Jan-13 11:16:58

pls can you tell me what mansplaining is?

ShellyBobbs Thu 24-Jan-13 11:17:44

Know it all gob shites annoy me, but not as much as people who post their outrage on an obvious piss taking thread amuse me. smile

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:17:55

Hey Bups

Love ya hunni xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:18:36

Amykins it's not as bad as 'non'? at the end of a point.

Every time I read that I want to kick kittens.

pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 11:18:47

The thing I hate the very most is when a poster gets all emotional blackmaily on our arses.

Poster posts about a dilemma or whatever...then is told she is in the wrong, and should possibly look at why she has reacted the way she has. Then you get the whole 'I'm having a really hard time right now, and you have all really upset me, and I'm going to leave mumsnet because I can't handle everyone being horrible to me because it's just making me feel worse, and I'm dead upset now and I'm crying and it's all your fault, you nasty people"

Fuck off then...I'm not responsible for your emotional wellbeing...see if I care!

It happens a lot on these forums. Call me hard hearted...but anyone who tries to pin the blame for their emotional state on a forum cannot be helped.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 11:19:22

People that don't RTFT, especially on AIBU, where the Op graciously admitted that actually she was being unreasonable five pages back.
You don't have to read the whole thread, just skim though and look at the Op's highlighted posts.
Oh and I've just seen Bupcakes post, so what she said.

peeriebear Thu 24-Jan-13 11:20:17

When an OP is clearly trying to be balanced and fair in a difficult situation and shit-stirring arseholes come on to post one line posts such as "you sound a right charmer", "OP you sound mean and bitchy" "I'm glad you're not MY friend/DIL/stepmum".

ifancyashandy Thu 24-Jan-13 11:20:37

People who say 'WIBU to bring a cake / my child / whatever to the party' instead of 'take'.

People who say 'Sorry but....' It's violently passive aggressive and makes me think the poster is Gail Platt - smug and a Daily Fail reader.

When posters say 'End of' and 'Your child, your rules'.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 11:22:29

Luffs u 2 Hully mah main biatch xxxx

"Now I'm no racist/sexist/disablist" followed by blatant racist/sexist/disablist witterings.

Merrylegs Thu 24-Jan-13 11:22:32

replying to posters by bolding their names.

Adding @ to a poster's name. This ain't twitter.

Roseformeplease Thu 24-Jan-13 11:22:39

People who immediately jump in saying it has been done before or "Yawn" when someone may not have been here since dinosaurs roam the earth, and may want to raise something, or may not know it is a popular topic.

The Nobdie threads - I just don't get them at all and do stay away but tried for ages to work out what they were about before giving up.

Get picked for testing things that I applied for and didn't get (bastards - I am looking at you, Dyson people).

People who can't spell and punctuate and yet use a WRITTEN forum.

gwenniebee Thu 24-Jan-13 11:23:11

When someone asks for help or advice on something very obvious and specific and it isn't given because people are too busy pointing out a petty and irrelevent error in the op.

KirstyoffEastendersweirdtoplip Thu 24-Jan-13 11:24:00

Haha, good point Bupcakes! D'oh!

I couldn't think of anything at the time but I'm borderline obsessed with Kirsty's face and hair.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:24:05

People who get my name wrong.
Hey Hilly.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:24:15

I'm getting a little bit irked at the sudden influx of threads in Chat with the title....

"Talk to me about (insert subject)"

It's like we've been taken over by Terry Tibbs from Phonejacker

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 24-Jan-13 11:26:08

I agree with Hully and Bups ^^ right up there

pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 11:27:01

Oh God yes...I do dislike those that ognore the content of an op to point out spelling mistakes or bad grammar, or to bitch about text speak.

Rude rude RUDE. And pompous!

pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 11:27:29

ognore? I mean ignore of course.

Trolls who aren't funny. That gives me a total MN downer.

I agree with you SkiingGardener - I hate this thing of only putting half the information in a title followed by......

So the title will be 'AIBU to be furious about.....' and you have to open up the thread to find out what it's about, invariably to find its about something very dull.

The point of a title is so we can decide what to read, not to give us a teaser!

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 11:28:52

- Pedants.
- definitely the emotional blackmailers
- posters who are scared to have an opinion and actually disagree with anyone so tie themselves up in knots trying to agree with all sides. (Actually no, thats quite entertaining.)
- sneering. It gives me the rage.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:29:01

People who ask advice about paint/floor tiles in the middle if a thread about rescuing donkeys. Tut.

fuzzysnout Thu 24-Jan-13 11:29:22

Posters who ignore the fact that the OP is being a bitch just because she's MN royalty.

People who post without reading the OP properly & end up asking stupid questions. E.g. OP : DP doesn't like my 5 yr old DD
Poster: How old is your DD OP?

Posters who get school years muddled up with ages e.g. OP 'my DS is in yr7, should I let him go to the cinema with a friend?
Poster: 'I cant believe you would let two 7 yr olds go to the cinema alone!'


Posters who <wave> to each other.

Anyone who mentions popcorn or hard hats.

Oops - didn't realise I was quite so uptight blush

bunchamunchycrunchycarrots Thu 24-Jan-13 11:30:10

People who reply to another poster but don't actually quote what they've said. Means I then have to scroll back to find out what I've missed. If it's a fast moving thread, it's annoying.

Another one here wondering what mansplaining is - could someone tell please?

piprabbit Thu 24-Jan-13 11:31:52

OPs who disappear.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 11:32:32

(What's wrong with bolding names?)

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:33:35

I agree with Worra about posters being snippy about spelling. Fuck off. It's a chat site not a fucking thesis.

For one reason 'wow. Just wow' irritates the crap out of me.

'is that all you have to worry about?'. No it's not. But just now this is what I am focussing on you sanctemonious twat.

Anyone who says 'I feel sorry or your children' on a thread about parking or lunch boxes or breast feeding is an utter cunt.

People who act as if no one on here should ever acknowledge each other ever. If people using the site regularly can't build any kind of relationship what's the point of using the same site regularly ?

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 11:33:44

Text speak
posters who start lots of threads on the same subject
Posters who absolutely resolutely refuse to take the point that everyone is making
'X' at the end of a post
Bitching then adding a smile afterwards in a passive aggressive way
Stealth boasting

Blimey, I've thought of loads and I don't get wound up much on here.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:34:17

Oh, people who include every single minute detail in their OP about their child's problem...but don't tell us how old the bloody child is.

It can make a massive difference to replies

And it's even more annoying if they bugger off and don't return to the thread for ages.

It just makes for pages of nonsensical advice, particularly if we've assumed the child is an infant and they turn out to be a teenager.

Merrylegs Thu 24-Jan-13 11:34:18

I don't know RandallPinkFloyd. It just irrationally irritates me. It feels like shouting. I want to say 'indoor voice'.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 11:34:35

"It's like we've been taken over by Terry Tibbs from Phonejacker"

Twalk to me grin

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 11:35:22

Fair enough!

pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 11:35:55

Anyone who says 'I feel sorry or your children' on a thread about parking or lunch boxes or breast feeding is an utter cunt.


Who the fuck do these people think they are, feeling sorry for another poster's children over sod bloody all. They don't actually have any sympathy at all, only superiority, which they feel quite at liberty to rub in others faces. Disgusting behaviour...makes me flush with annoyance.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 11:36:00

OPs that disappear, yes that's a good one.
I posted recently after someone asked for advice on their boiler <boring> Hunted down DH, did some research together and posted possible answers. OP never came back.

Arse licking

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:36:28

I like people bolding names because otherwise it's easy to miss a post directed at you.

thegreylady Thu 24-Jan-13 11:36:50

I hate people who cry troll if a poster hasn't been back for a while. Often ( I can think of two currently) there is genuine distress and requests for advice. All you need to do is report to MNHQ without announcing it on the board and they will check. We aren't here to make things worse for people.

manicbmc Thu 24-Jan-13 11:37:13

People who will post a thread about their child and then when they don't get the responses they want, will drop in that the child has SN, which should have been mentioned in the OP.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:37:58

Bupcakes That's exactly how I read it grin

I also find myself (in my mind) instantly saying, "No, fuck off".

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 11:38:21

It also riles me up when people come on and go "T-rexing and Sharon NOT FUNNY" "pombears NOT FUNNY"

Yeah and? What of it? Some people find it funny. You don't. <shrug>

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:38:44

I have noticed a new trend which bemuses me.

Op: I invited my friend to come on a free luxury weekend on my private jet all expenses paid as a lovely treat because I love her so much and we are best friends, and she didn't bother answering and hasn't turned up. AIBU to be a bit hurt?

Answers: Maybe she had anxiety issues
Maybe her cat died
Maybe her fingernails hurt
Maybe she ran out of teabags
Get over yourself bitch


LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 11:38:48

I don't agree with the Mumsnet Royalty or waving thing Fuzzy, some have been chatting for years, and some have met in RL.
I do agree with the year 7 thing though.
I live in Scotland and still don't have the hang of what age they are, our education system is different.
Just say my ds/dd is whatever age, I CBA trying to work it out.

TroublesomeEx Thu 24-Jan-13 11:39:30

Any post that starts with

"So what you're saying is..."

and then goes on to twist out of all recognition a few words someone else has said that they've taken out of all context and to which the only reply can be

"No of course that's not what I am/they are saying. Idiot"

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 11:40:08

Posters who are wound up about other people's lives when it's nothing to do with them and has no impact on them.
I See that all the time, these posters often use extreme language like 'incensed' and 'furious'.
I don't understand why they are wound up in the first place.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 11:40:19

People who think agreeing with someone is "arselicking" and disagreeing with someone means you hate their very soul.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:40:34

WORRA I like it when people bold TUFTY because it's easier to count how many Tuftys there are when I'm doing my spreadsheet.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:40:50

manic yes

Or someone saying they can't do something because they're pregnant and when people say they're being a bit precious, they'll announce they have SPD.

thegreylady Thu 24-Jan-13 11:41:15

Oh and if a distressed OP suddenly sees posts accusing her of lying she isn't going to come back is she? Why let strangers add to the misery of a situation. You have asked for help and received abuse-why come back for more?

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:41:21

I love you all the people on here that are my friends

<waves to friends>

manicbmc Thu 24-Jan-13 11:42:07

Posters who don't immediately tell me how wonderful I am and how brilliant my comments are, and generally don't bow at my very feet in deference to my superiority. grin

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:42:14

People who are being a total shite to me calling me Pag or Paggy makes me want to shout rude things.

Don't be familiar. You're not my friend. My friends are not cunts. Well mostly.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:42:43

I had someone yesterday tell an outright lie, but let us assume it was an innocent mistake, when I kindly pointed it out <helpful> she screamed at me about her terrible health issues.

What do you do with that?

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:43:21

Altho I do jump whenever someone calls me Hullygully like my mum is telling me orf.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 11:43:27

People who post "just sayin'".

I know you are 'just saying'. That is quite evident in the fact that you have typed a statement.

They think they have posted something so unbelievably profound albeit simple in its approach.

They haven't. They just sound like know it all tossers.

And for some reason the apostrophe makes it worse.

What is mansplaining pleeeeease grin

I like the bolding of names as it makes spotting any replies easy to see.

Don't like @posters name that really gets my goat.

Text speak <shudders> hunning <shudders>

Telling a poster they need to buy a grip or various variations, but I suspect that's just me being miserable.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 11:43:39

Tufty grinat spreadsheet

LifeofPo Thu 24-Jan-13 11:44:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:44:08

You could scratch her but you have the whole sore fingernails thing Hully.
You could kick her cats cold dead body?

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 11:44:43

Sorry tufty <misses point entirely>

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:44:55

mansplaining = that speshul man way of telling you what you mean or waht the issue is at great length, unnecessarily and very irritatingly

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:45:26

The variations on <hands op a grip> <gives op money to buy a grip> etc are well overdone.

StuntGirl Thu 24-Jan-13 11:45:49

Text speak. Thank god it's a minority occurence on this forum.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 11:46:15

I think with the trexing thing and the pombears thing - you had to be on those threads live I think to have got caught up in the fun.

If you read it later on - it's not that funny. I was distinctly underwhelmed when I read them. But then again I roared at the thread where some MNers talked about bag o'mash and I am sure that a lot of people were completely hmm about it.

Fenton Thu 24-Jan-13 11:46:43


manicbmc Thu 24-Jan-13 11:46:46

Thinly veiled racism

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 11:47:06

Oh and the whole fuck off to the far side of fuck and when you get there bla bla bla.

Right, Ranty and Magdalen I found this explaining mansplaining - it's being a patronising know it all.

Fenton Thu 24-Jan-13 11:47:13

Posters doing that ^ slightly annoy me.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:47:18


i hate rudeness

I would also like to know if anyone else has noticed this new trend to excuse the AIBU object at any cost?

jumpingjackhash Thu 24-Jan-13 11:47:36

OPs who don't use paragraph breaks, or who punctuate every sodding sentence with '!'

Posters whose immediate response to someone acting like a twat is 'maybe they have SN' - no, they're likely to just be a twat.

coraltoes Thu 24-Jan-13 11:47:49

What is MN royalty?

I dislike "am I pg?" threads with a list of symptoms. I know op is just excited but how the hell would I know the answer?! I am not a clear blue test!

But my biggest bugbear is "dons hard/tin hat" or "awaits flaming". Just makes me curse.

Bold for names works well so you don't miss something aimed at you.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:48:03

"My child is ASD"

You know your child better than I do but I'll still risk a bet they're not actually an Autistic Spectrum Disorder.

And what Hully said.

Fenton Thu 24-Jan-13 11:48:34

I meant posters doing @ <-- that, not ^ <---that.

People posting too quickly annoys me too, because I can't seem to do it.


Thank you HullyGully [wunk] :P

pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 11:48:41

I had someone yesterday tell an outright lie, but let us assume it was an innocent mistake, when I kindly pointed it out <helpful> she screamed at me about her terrible health issues.

What do you do with that?

I believe that comes under the emotional blackmail bracket. There is nothing you can do with it, except poke them in the eye, and they can then add being blind to their list of things that make them special and above reprieve. wink

jumpingjackhash Thu 24-Jan-13 11:48:44

Competitive misery

bunchamunchycrunchycarrots Thu 24-Jan-13 11:49:03

Posters that hint at something really juicy but refuse to post any further info, and then you get hundreds of pages of 'pm me'. Fucking irritates the life out of me. Either just say it, or don't tease people with your 'top secret' information that you are dying to blurt out but want just enough people begging you before you'll think about hinting some more what it is you want to say.

coraltoes Thu 24-Jan-13 11:49:09

getorf oh that fuck off to the far end... Argh! So fucking affected!

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:49:54

I hate 'I am going to get flamed for this but..'

That doesn't make you brave and forthright. It likely means you are about to post something fucking thick

fuzzysnout Thu 24-Jan-13 11:50:24

<waves back to Hully cos she's MN royalty even though she's not waving at me>

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 11:50:33

Oh I did a 'am I pregnant' thread, it was great fun (especially when I pissed on a stick WRONG and it didn't work).

I am probably guilty of most of these crimes.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:50:39

<adds poke in eye to kick cold dead cat>

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:50:42

Fuck off to the far side of fuck is almost as bad as "Did you mean to be so rude".

IamtheZombie Thu 24-Jan-13 11:50:51

YY or as I saw the other day YYY to what someone else has said.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 11:51:51

Oh and (on a roll) people who start threads and caption them as 'lighthearted'.

It makes me want to to go on there and start a rah.

nefertarii Thu 24-Jan-13 11:52:03

People who drip feed they have one, depressions, mental health issues, aspergers etc (or the children they are posting about) in their OP but decide to enlighten people after 3 pages of being told they are unreasonable.

People who ask if the are bu, but get enraged when they are told they are bu.

People who get shitty because they the the op is reasonable and another poster doesn't. Often whether someone is unreasonable is an opinion.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:52:05

I like yy

it's fast

I don't think I mind anything except rudeness

and thickness

pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 11:52:11

'Did you mean to be so rude'

I cannot fathom mumsnet's pride in this lame and completely ignorable comeback.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:52:15

Pagwatch it's even worse when they say "I'm probably going to get flamed for this but..."

And then go on to post something that just about every single person agrees with because it's so obviously agreeable.

Just why?

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 11:52:22

When someone says that they know something juicy about a sleb then won't divulge.


I am glaring at YOU, Nancy66, wherever you may be.

Fenton Thu 24-Jan-13 11:53:07

Any nasty talk of cliques, shouting out for MN mates, group bullying etc when actually all that is happening is a number of posters agreeing that another is being a knob.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:53:23

I know something juicy about a sleb Buppyhunni xxxxxxx

Thank you jammy and the beauteous zombie

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 11:53:37

Ooh yes, definitely the people who tell you something "wasn't funny".

Actually what I think you meant to say is I didn't find it funny. The latter is a perfectly valid observation, the former is condescending bollocks.

(My word ranting is therapeutic!)

IamtheZombie Thu 24-Jan-13 11:53:45

And Zombie is too slow as usual... blush

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 11:53:56

I really want to know what Nancy66 knows now even tjho I don't actually care and won't have heard of the sleb anyway

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:54:39

I use yy sometimes.
And I <<wave>>

I am bloody irritating

Yes, yes, yes Bups, Nancy66 really anoys me doing that.

HighJinx Thu 24-Jan-13 11:56:22

I get irritated by the posters who refuse to accept that some threads are just an OP wanting a place to let off steam or have a bit of a rant.

For example OP moaning about guests over Christmas etc. So they pounce with UABVVVVVVU because some people have no family blah blah blah or demanding they LTB in response to an OP that someone's partner was a bit snippy over breakfast.

So people have to add <light hearted> to thread titles confused

pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 11:56:40

People who drip feed they have one, depressions, mental health issues, aspergers etc (or the children they are posting about) in their OP but decide to enlighten people after 3 pages of being told they are unreasonable.

Again it's emotional blackmail.

I can take any amount of small annoyances on a forum, as I am all for variety, the good and the bad, and none of it really bothers me to any noteable degree.
But I cannot, and will not accept emotional blackmail. It's lower than a snake's belly.

coraltoes Thu 24-Jan-13 11:57:45

"no is a complete sentence" or whatever the saying seems to be.

Get orf, if any consolation I had to do a urine sample yesterday with a broken arm. Pissed all over my non broken one. Piss mistakes happen.

Bupcakes- nancy66 made me rage with her loose women teaser.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 11:58:18

Oh the 'guess who I've just seen' threads, where there are pages and pages of random guesses to a pointless answer.
I can just picture the OP gleefully withholding information and it winds me up.

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:58:38

Yy Getorf .
I always think (lighthearted) in a thread title is really brave because I can't be the only one who opens it thinking
'really. This is going to be funny is it. is it!'

Willabywallaby Thu 24-Jan-13 11:58:48

I too need paragraphs, or can't wade through.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 11:59:04

It annoys me when people write really long posts about absolutely nothing or about whether they should gather up all the snails in their garden or just leave them to go feral then they don't use any punctuation or paragraphs and they just prattle on and on and on and on and it's really shot bloody boring and then go off on a tangent about whether recycling bins can be converted into outdoor toilets and then at the very, very end they say AIBU. It reminds me of the thread about giant mushrooms. Again.

stargirl1701 Thu 24-Jan-13 11:59:53

Text speak. Poor grammar. Poor spelling.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 11:59:57

Some of the begging threads over Christmas had some awful emotional blackmail in them.

One in particular was a disgrace

Sadly it worked though.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:00:09

HighJinx I fricking hate that.

my mother/brother/dog is an emotionally abusive witch, can I come here and have a bit of a cry?
no, be grateful you have one, mine's dead


LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 12:00:11

Sadly Getorf, (bold grin) I think people have to put 'lighthearted' on MN now, as the po's will jump on anything to be offended.
Which is another thing that annoys me, the utter lack of any SOH at all, and people who report on the most lighthearted threads.
Some people will find offence at anything.

AmberLeaf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:00:37

The rare but incredibly rude occurence of when a number of posters 'talk' over an obviously upset OP who they have disagreed with.

Usually done in a 'lighthearted' jokey way, talking about utterly irrelevant to the thread inane things. usually involving <waves> and <snogs>

All laughy and silly.

Go and start a thread in chat if you want to 'chat'

It is so rude, belittling and just not nice.

I like bolding posters names though, much easier to find a reply to you when someone has bolded your name.

People that point out spelling and grammar errors.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:00:41

Really Worra I never see those? Shame I missed it

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 12:03:09

Oh and people who call on MumsNetters to boycott certain stores for really wanky they didn't have their favourite flavour of crisps that morning.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:04:04

I think that the accepted method of dealing with "teaser" threads i.e "guess who I just saw?" should be ignore. Ignore the attention-seeking bastards. Then they will have to simper back to themselves "No-one cares that I saw Dean Gaffney at Walthamstow market? sad" HA!

Also "Nasty thread" Fuck. Off. Who said that all threads have to be about fairies and glitter and kittens?

LifeofPo Thu 24-Jan-13 12:04:06

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

wildfig Thu 24-Jan-13 12:05:20

I hate it when the OP includes faux-jokey barbed asides additional information that would, if typed out properly, make the OP look a snidey cow slightly petty, and probably affect the responses that follow. They usually occur in MIL posts, eg, 'would IBU to tell my interfering witch of a MIL darling MIL to stop boring us to death with her incessant ramblings about her cat Mr Parker phoning us once a week to ask if we're still alive have a chat?'

It's just so coy. If you want to say it, say it.

pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 12:05:49

Lifeofpo grin

atthewelles Thu 24-Jan-13 12:06:00

Totally agree with Amber. It really annoys me when a serious , thread is taken over by a group of mates <waving hands> <blowing Kisses> etc

I also hate when a load of posters have told someone she is selfish, horrible etc and then a load more pile on simply to say 'OP you are an appallingly awful person' 'OP you sound like a fucking cunt' etc etc. There was a thread like this yesterday.

Yes, it's been said, the OP is probably mortified and wishes she'd never started the thread. Just drop it!

Startail Thu 24-Jan-13 12:06:29

Waves at sillybeardydaddyman for his tolerance of the amount of annoying man hating shite that gets posted on hear!!!!

<inserts deliberate misspelling and !!!! to annoy other posters>

wildfig Thu 24-Jan-13 12:07:00

Crossed out, I mean. Additional information crossed out, as if it's under some Geneva Convention/Invisibility Cloak that means no one can challenge you on it.

nefertarii Thu 24-Jan-13 12:07:23

Some of the begging threads over Christmas had some awful emotional blackmail in them. One in particular was a disgrace

Which one?

I have to be honest. When people do the emotional blackmail, I don't believe them. I thi is its usually just another way for them to try and prove they are reasonable.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 12:08:13

Oh yes, 'Can I tell everybody to boycott this store because they forgot to send my milk on my online delivery' grin
Nope, I make my own judgements but ta very much for letting me know.

LifeofPo Thu 24-Jan-13 12:09:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Chopchopbusybusy Thu 24-Jan-13 12:10:00

I don't like the "I haven't read the thread but" type posts. And my latest bugbear is the 'clutches pearls'. One of those phrases that was only mildly amusing the first time it was used.

HighJinx Thu 24-Jan-13 12:10:08

I get quite stabby when posters say "I just asked my DH/DP what he thinks and he says XYZ"


Fair enough if DH is a plumber and you are asking how to mend a leaking tap for example but about general stuff? Who gives a shit.

Piemother Thu 24-Jan-13 12:10:16

Insisting in being offended and getting the thread pulled. There was a period of a certain poster getting all threads about a certain subject pulled due to personal experience of it. I'm pretty sensitive but this annoyed the hell out of me.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 12:11:24

I have never seen a serious thread being taken over by people saying Hi to each other or in jokes.
Have you any examples?

Nancy66 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:12:33

oi - I went back to the thread and gave further info!

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:13:04

Yes at the boycotts for no reason.

I think people overestimate the power of mumsnet sometimes. grin

And the disingenuousousness. There was someone a while back deliberately making spelling mistakes and other typos because she knew it was winding people up. I would bet 20p that she could spell perfectly well and was on the wind up (and it worked).

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:13:04

I hate piling in threads.

IMO there's a big difference between an OP that pretty much everyone disagrees with and people just joining in for the hell of it.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:13:53

<snort at Nancy>

LifeofPo Thu 24-Jan-13 12:13:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:13:59

I am still RILED that MNHQ deleted a post of mine for calling some disingenuous.

Startail Thu 24-Jan-13 12:14:58

Oh yes please put DCs ages or school year.

Yes I know this is harder for non English posters, but for preteens especially it is very useful.

Most schools allow freedom to walk home etc. to 10 yo Y6, but not necessarily a 10 yo Y5.

Eleven year olds who are at secondary are different to those still at primary.

Oh and the SN police who say I have to call my dyslexic DD1, DD1 who has dyslexia. If I've mentioned it it's because I'm discussing the quirks and difficulties this gives her and thus it isn't just an after thought.

Nancy66 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:15:23

I hate:

Wow, just wow.

End of

and people who give stage directions:

< comes in, plumps the cushions, blows tea>

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:15:50

When the poster calls us 'Ladies'
For a start I'm a woman, not a lady and there are men that post on here too.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:16:12

SIOB you are NEVER allowed to say disingenuous GetOrf, you should know this as MN Royalty.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:17:27

That last one was a bit serious blush

I love boycott requests, I like the indignant rage. I also love it when they get loads of really helpful replies but ignore them because ranting is much more fun than actually solving the problem!

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 12:17:44

"To the woman in the park walking her dog this morning...thank you for picking my child's scarf up and handing it to me".

Yes because she would have rushed home and made a MN account in the fervent hope that someone would thank her on one of the 10000s of public internet forums.

Why didn't you just thank her there and then?

sunflowersfollowthesun Thu 24-Jan-13 12:18:17

I like bolded names.
Can't abide po-faced remarks on an obviously light hearted thread.
Scoop them up and Pop it in, irritate the bejesus me, especially in the same sentence.
and I really hate but that's just me I see fluttering eyelashes and hairflicking.

LifeofPo Thu 24-Jan-13 12:18:22

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 24-Jan-13 12:20:28

the prefix (lighthearted) is one of my most hated things on all of the tinternet. I have started threads on it and everything. So I agree with @ GetOrf <waves>

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:20:35

Yep Randall. Piling in is shite.
You can tell because people piling in constantly up the nastiness.

If loads just post in accord they might all say 'yabu and not nice'
When the thick nasty gits pile in they get more insulting with every post.
It's really grim.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:21:29

TheAccident yes, it's like being in a black and White film laadies

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:22:22

I said this on another thread but I hate and love grudgy/flounce/you are all vipers threads in exactly equal measure.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:23:52

Pag exactly equal? Completely 50/50? Not 48/52? that makes you very fair indeed.

TheVermiciousKnid Thu 24-Jan-13 12:23:54

Many things annoy me. Many, many things. But then I'm very grumpy today because I'm tired and hounded by period pain.

What annoys me most though are posters who post posts. Stop posting. I have work to do. How can I get any work done if you lot keep posting?!

[very grumpy]

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 12:24:03

"Namechanged but...mooncup/swimming pool/Bulgarian midget chicken - just so you know I'm a regular".

Nope, not a fucking clue confused

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:24:09

I HATE HATE being called ladies. Fuck off.

HyvaPaiva Thu 24-Jan-13 12:24:10

Posters who write 'That made me cry'/'I'm in tears at this'/'crying now'. Literally crying actual real tears right now? Feeling emotional, sure. Eyes filling, perhaps. If it's something tragic, more likely. But weeping at things that are minor/on the internet/don't affect you? No you aren't. Stop it.

MyHeadWasInTheSandNowNot Thu 24-Jan-13 12:24:38

I do half of the above I'm sure grin

I get a little bit annoyed about a few of the things above occasionally - but the thing that really really gets me is text speak - there is NO need. If you can type young you can type you or your - u or ur is Just Not ON!

fromparistoberlin Thu 24-Jan-13 12:25:10

arse lick threads about MN royalty

thats it!!!

it makes me actually pity the OP when they do this

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:25:54

People who refer to their childrens ages in months beyond the first 2 years

Oh god yes 'my daughter 10.7'

How the hell do people know?

I haven't a clue.

Nagoo Thu 24-Jan-13 12:26:25

IT's not the posters, it's the Red Button, when I miss the juicy threads. Bloody RL.

I love a nice bit of bolding and <creepy wee brackets>.

I do wish that when you registered the customise settings to highlight the OP were already on, so there's no excuse not to RTFT and make sure you aren't piling on to an OP who already agreed to their unreasonableness.

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:26:31

Yes -exactly.
It's like the universe is in perfect balance.
Professor Brian Cox could explain it but you'll just have to take my word for it

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 12:27:22

People who rip the shit out of someone for saying 'The wife'

And then go on to moan about 'The MIL' or 'The PILs'


comingintomyown Thu 24-Jan-13 12:27:57

Hate the words "luffs" and all twee similar ones

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:28:44

Posters who replace a letter in a swear word so as to not offend Sh!t
It's Ok I can read your swear word without feeling traumatised.
<Facebook ranting may be leaking in here too>

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:29:15

Professor Brian Cox is coming round tonight to explain it. I'm going to make my special cheese on toast.
Continues to post crap to slightly annoy VermiciousKnid

sunflowersfollowthesun Thu 24-Jan-13 12:29:31

I weighed my tits (individually) on the kitchen scales once, to see if they were in perfect balance. They weren't.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:29:39

I think tho that the only people who don't like royalty threads are wannabes.

Those of us that are royalty really really love them, don't we, fellow royals?

<royal wave to fellow royals>

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:29:41

Hahahahaha . That's so true Worra

I have been here for bloody years and I never know what the clues are. No idea what the naice ham thing is about and they always mention that.

blackeyedsusan Thu 24-Jan-13 12:29:50

<deliberately doesn't read thead>

loling and hunning



^ and that signing off

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:29:59

I quite like a good indignant flounce (not the actual upset ones though).

I'd love to have the balls to do it, just to see! They remind me of my 4yo niece stomping off in a strop but checking every 5 seconds to see if you're looking. If no one is she does a big humph and you can see her getting more and more furious grin

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:30:07

"Bulgarian midget chicken"

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

TheVermiciousKnid Thu 24-Jan-13 12:30:38

Oh, I am more than just slightly annoyed, TuftyFinch. angry

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:30:54


Does that Amoy you Accidental?

The grammar and spelling police.

The thread in the right topic police.

The suck the fun out of everything police.

The have to be offended at this police.

Think that's it grin

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 12:31:28

Some threads do make me cry though.
They're always the ones when someone has had to have their dog/cat put down or have died.
I'm far to emotional about pets though, I avoid any sad stories about them in the media.
(Cue someone saying it was just a dog, there are children dying all over the world)
I avoid these too BTW.

GrannyRatOnAScooter Thu 24-Jan-13 12:31:42

Posters who write loads (usually) without paragraphs, stops to thank us for reading this far and then carries on for ages.

People who type (or similar)


ppeatfruit Thu 24-Jan-13 12:32:03

chopchop At least the "I haven't read the thread " posters are TELLING us! What is annoying is to be ignored; to be acknowledged is pleasant.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:32:21

grin at sunflowersfollowthesun
I may just try that.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 12:33:51

"I haven't read the thread" when there are only 6 or 7 bloody posts

Read it then - twat

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:34:00

Yes, it does Amoy me tufty

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 12:34:54

Or relax and kick off your shoes while we all read it for you and explain what's been fucking posted.

<< Angry >>

sunflowersfollowthesun Thu 24-Jan-13 12:36:30

Soft knees, The Accidental, that's the trick to not favouring either side.

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 12:36:36

Nothing. I love all of MN and all the MNers muchly, and remain calm and zenlike at all times.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:37:05

Put the doobie down, abs.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:38:09

People who refer to the 'roof of their mouth' and spell 'roof' like house roof. FFS

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 12:38:14


Dude, my hand. My hand is so, duuuuude

HannahsSister40 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:38:44

posters who only turn up on certain topics because they have a huge chip on their shoulder about that particular subject.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:39:11

450gm left, 530gm right

ENormaSnob Thu 24-Jan-13 12:39:39

Begging threads of any description.

I have a special hatred for any started in December when the op has spent the last 3 months in the Christmas topic discussing what she has bought so far.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:39:41

Worra o can't be arsed to read this thread, can you give me a summary.
Fick off Accidental.

PaellaUmbrella Thu 24-Jan-13 12:39:52

Long posts with no paragraphs.

Catriona100 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:39:56

I wish there was a button where you could read all the Op's messages without having to wade through the <marking my place> (try "watch thread")or <waves to best virtual friend>.

Also, I don't like the bullying where the ring leader starts attacking a particular OP and everyone else joins in the attack like a pack, of well.. playground bullies!

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:40:47

( I didn't know it was a different roof blush although in my defence I don't think it's something I've ever written down)

Catriona100 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:40:52

Text speak.

sunflowersfollowthesun Thu 24-Jan-13 12:41:02

Is that as we look at you, or from your perspective, TAE ?

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:42:21


Why don't you just highlight the OPs posts?

RosyRoo Thu 24-Jan-13 12:42:34

It annoys me when someone uses strike through for about 3 lines of typing. If it was worth the effort of writing it surely it's worth us being able to read it easily.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:42:55

"People who refer to the 'roof of their mouth' and spell 'roof' like house roof. FFS"

What? What the fuck? What?


TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:43:01

My perspective, kind of dangling them on the scales
<derails thread>

Catriona100 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:43:39

Pagwatch - i do, but only in Chrome. It doesn't work so well in firefox or whatever is on my mobile

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:44:12

Can't you tell the difference Bupcakes?

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:44:19

yeah I hate that tifty

like their mouth is damned tiled or summat

Roseformeplease Thu 24-Jan-13 12:44:27

How do you spell that kind of roof? Never knew there was a difference. Even asked Google and she didn't know.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:44:39

It's ruth of your mouth pronounced and spelt the same as Ruth the name.

PissStickMeg Thu 24-Jan-13 12:44:45

People who ask for an opinion on something, then huff off if it's pointed out that they are very, very wrong.

GrannyRatOnAScooter Thu 24-Jan-13 12:45:11

I must be dozy but how should you spell roof, Tufty (bold) ?

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:45:16

Will someone just tell me what it actually is then? confused

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:45:22


NoelHeadbands Thu 24-Jan-13 12:45:35

to the woman who pushed in front of me at the self serve queue in Sainsburys. I'd just found my gerbil dead and had quite a bad back this morning. Thanks for making my day so much worse

Oh do fuck off, if you didn't have the nerve to say something at the time, don't 'pretend' to do it now.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:45:44

Eh? Explain the roof conundrum please.

Catriona - there is a button you can press so you can highlight the OP's posts (and you can choose the colour they are highlighted in, at present my OP is highlighted in a fetching purple).

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:45:50

Ruth? Ruth? What?

coraltoes Thu 24-Jan-13 12:46:02

I have never seen a begging thread! Gutted

Catriona100 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:46:27

Just thought of another one.. when the Op gets you ll interested in her story but doesn't come back to update. (OK, I know I am just being nosey but i might have spent an hour of my life reading her thread and thinking about her!).

GrannyRatOnAScooter Thu 24-Jan-13 12:46:38

Erm, just googled ruth and roof of mouth and definitely comes up with roof confused

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:47:14

It's NOT ruth of the mouth.

It's roof, as in a fucking roof on a house. grin

GrannyRatOnAScooter Thu 24-Jan-13 12:47:29


OP Agree completely with your last two.

But can't agree with the first one, having not read the whole thread as I can't be arsed smile

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:48:37

Surely it's the roof, as in the top?
Not Ruth as in this is my left Gerald and this is my right Isabella.

NoelHeadbands Thu 24-Jan-13 12:48:38

can I have a teeny stealth boast about my DD?

No. Fuck off

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:48:43

"It's ruth of your mouth pronounced and spelt the same as Ruth the name."


<brain hurts>

I just typed "Ruth of mouth" into Google and it suggested "Mike Rutherford of Genesis'"


Slubberdegullion Thu 24-Jan-13 12:48:47

Starting and feeding slow cooker threads. Mn is utterly obsessed at a chronic pathological level with the slow cooker.
There must be out there in the ether enough slow cooker recipes and top tips which, if laid end to end, would stretch to Venus and back and half of those are on mumsnet. Just quit with the slow cooker questions, don't they come with an instruction manual?
My mother found my slow cooker on a skip and never once have I felt the need to ask what to do with it. IT COOKS THINGS SLOWLY. Why are there no threads about just standard cookers, I'll tell you why because they are pretty bleeding obvious, apart from the symbol with the water drop and a star (?)

Apart from that nothing and no one else annoys me.

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:49:01

I think Tufty is on the wind up
what the feck

HyvaPaiva Thu 24-Jan-13 12:49:04

LadyBeagle, I did point out that more tragic circumstances (like the loss of a loved one, pet or person) would make it likely that actual tears would be shed, I wasn't judging or denying that. It's when it happens for minor reasons in which clearly no crying is being done that it makes me hmm

WildThong Thu 24-Jan-13 12:49:14


eh? Ur loosing the plot

hoodoo12345 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:49:29

Starting a thread and then vanishing so no one knows if it was resolved,
Stealth boasting,
grammar police.

I do love it on here thoughsmile

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:49:30

poor ickle buppyhunni xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:49:33

Google isn't always true though and if you look at the etymology it's ruth.
Even my dentist spells it wrong Hilly, I asked him if he used to be a builder. He laughed and said it was because he went to dentist school in the 70s! Ever.

fuzzypicklehead Thu 24-Jan-13 12:49:55

But sometimes (not often, mind you) I have actually cried at posts. Or laughed. I may have actually weed a bit once, I laughed so hard. Now I feel bad for saying so. Big meanies.

GrannyRatOnAScooter Thu 24-Jan-13 12:50:05

This thread is making me grin

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:50:13

I wouldn't want mike rutherford of genesis in my mouth if that's all the same to you.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:50:21

Tufty is on the wind up. grin

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:50:37

Are there many slowcookers in skips? Are they all the ones Mners throw out when the recipes don't work?

I never see any sad

wildfig Thu 24-Jan-13 12:50:57

I quite like agenda posters, though. The person who appears mid-thread, zones in on one tiny detail of the problem because it relates to something that happened to them, and then doggedly refuses to let go of the issue, despite other posters trying to distract them/the thread moving on into totally different areas. It's like watching a spaniel single-mindedly shagging a vicar's leg.

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 12:51:14

Okay, if I have to make some tiny tiny complaints

1. when people get arsey about people chatting on freds. I agree, it can be annoying, but given I've been hanging around here 5 years, if I didn't recognise or chat to anyone it would be tragic
2. People who are deliberately rude or goading. When I see it now, because I'm grumpy, I report it to MNHQ because there's no reason on EARTH to be an arse
3. People with pet "areas of expertise" that they will bang about on any thread, or twist a thread to that topic, and when anyone challenges they play stupid. Or, they ARE that stupid
4. Lol and Hun. Unless in the appropriate setting, e.g. you are actually laughing out loud or it is a discussion about Attila the Hun
5. People who lay into OPs for no apparent reason (like a thread recently, where one arse just went off on one)
6. People who do the whole "fuck off and when ..." BLAH. It was funny ONCE. ONCE move on
7. People who ignore me on threads, the bastards
8. People who have names similar to mine and then act like total arses - you're besmirching the good Abs name. Stop it.
9. People who do horrible trolling to get a rise
10. People who continue to pretend NOT TO UNDERSTAND VERY SIMPLE THINGS just because they've realised they're wrong and they don't have enough cojones to admit it

The lunch/dinner/Tea/supper/snack threads.

Only because everyone seems to be having super posh sounding meals with food items I have never heard of and I'm sat there with my crisp sandwich on white or my ready made lasagne grin

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:51:34


RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:51:42

But why is it Ruth, that makes zero sense?
I don't get it.

WorraLiberty Thu 24-Jan-13 12:52:22

Worra o can't be arsed to read this thread, can you give me a summary

Yeah, we're all moaning cunts.

Oh and people who highlight your post but don't correct the typo so everyone gets to see it again... grin

Sugarice Thu 24-Jan-13 12:52:25

grin ruth or roof!

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:52:26

<ignores asb>

TheAccidentalExhibitionist Thu 24-Jan-13 12:52:28

Or Phil Collins....

Pandemoniaa Thu 24-Jan-13 12:52:42

Drip feeding. Makes fools out of everyone.

I also have an irrational hatred of txt spk. In particular 'u' and 'urs' and 'n' for and. Its just taken me far longer to type those examples than it would to use proper English. So why do it?

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:52:57

Our slow cooker's in a skip. It takes ages to get anything cooked.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:53:12

Look up the etymology, Randall, it's from the Norse via Original Danish

AmberLeaf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:53:38

It is roof of your mouth, not ruth!

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:53:41

Oh Tufty you little terror! <ruffleds Tufty's hair a bit too roughly>

Pore ol buppyhunni glad i got mah bestie hully 2 make lyfe bettaxxxxxx

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:53:53

Light a fire under the skip, tif, you's doin it all wrong.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:54:46

U R mi BFFL buppihunni mwah mwah gawj xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

AmberLeaf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:55:01

Aah, was a wind up!

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:55:10

Let it go Hully. I am a minor celebrity once removed via a major dead celebrity a few decades ago. You have to let go of the envy. We move in different spheres.

Absy. That list is not very zen like.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:55:10

Freddie's dead Hilly, would that matter.
It's ruth because it comes from the Latin word ^desruthable' meaning pinnacle.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:55:11

It's roof of mouth.

We are not all philologists.

So sod off.

<starts row>

Rooble Thu 24-Jan-13 12:55:45

Can't be bothered to read whole thread (!), so don't know if this had been mentioned, but all those people who say "tis" instead of "it's". I think it's down to a secret terror that a pedant might pick them up on it. Does ANYONE in the real world say tis?

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 12:55:51

11. Hully
12. Txtspk. Though, I have seen it in worse places. I'm on Linked In (get me - the FB for wankers work purposes) including some industry groups, where you discuss stuff about the area of work, and some people shamelessly try and get jobs. Some of those shameless individuals use txtspk. On a professional forum. While trying to get a job. No wonder they're having to resort to this, because they're too dumbass to get a job otherwise (harsh)

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:56:08

Blame the cockneys and the proles for turning ruth into roof. grin

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:56:08

"4. Lol and Hun. Unless in the appropriate setting, e.g. you are actually laughing out loud or it is a discussion about Attila the Hun"



RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:56:27

Ah, I see. I'm going to be casually dropping that bad boy into every possible conversation for some time!

FellatioNels0n Thu 24-Jan-13 12:56:36

Wot Buppy said.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 12:57:04

LOLing now at

11. Hully

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:57:21

I'm on linked-in, I love it I keep being endorsed for really odd things and I know it's cos they want endorsies back. No idea who they are or what they're on about

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:57:33


pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 12:57:33

I have just googled my arse off and I'm sorry but it really really isn't the Ruth of your mouth, it's the roof, as we all originally and rightly thought.

May we pissourselves laughing at the poster who says Ruth of my mouth, and thinks everyone else is a twat for getting it right? Please...just a little bit? grin

Slubberdegullion Thu 24-Jan-13 12:57:37

You are not looking hard enough Hully (re slow cookers). MN is responsible for the yet to come slow cooker mountain. Obsession followed by disappointment and finishing with simmering resentment at so many slowly cooked chicken casseroles aren't anything special.

Same with that big hair jobber but we see less of those threads these day.

AmberLeaf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:58:00


I have never seen a serious thread being taken over by people saying Hi to each other or in jokes
Have you any examples?


You'll have to take my word for it.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:58:01

Oh now you're just making me look like a twat. Is it Ruth or not?

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 12:58:22

Oh god people keep telling me to get on Linked In. Apparently it's 'great'.

I don't want to go anywhere where recruitment consultants with trouser suits can find me.

NoelHeadbands Thu 24-Jan-13 12:58:49

People who use a C instead of an S in certain words



It makes the words look really thick. Thick words.

Chopchopbusybusy Thu 24-Jan-13 12:58:51

Tufty's slow cooker is on a skip because she kept burning the roof of her mouth on all those slow cooked stews. Burn was so bad it even sounded like she was saying Ruth of her mouth ;)

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 12:59:05


pictish Thu 24-Jan-13 12:59:10

Oh blush

Turns finger of ridicule on self. Is sad.


RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 12:59:37

<starts to feel like the aforementioned spaniel humbling the vicar's leg >

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 12:59:48

But it is ruth.

F*cking sh*t heads who do this to c*nting words when there's no f*cking need you b*sterds.

When there should be no vulgar language on here at all. It is childish and you all need to grow up.

Get a grip grin

Catriona100 Thu 24-Jan-13 12:59:52

OED: roof of mouth, a structure forming the the upper part of the mouth cavity

ruth: book of the old testament

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:00:04

<snort at pore confused randall>

Ask Pag, when she's peeled Freddy from her ruth.

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 13:00:10

I was a bit pissed off about one of my endorsements, because it was by a temp who has LIED on Linkedin about what he actually did when he worked with me (because if he did do what he claimed, it was physically impossible) and I thought "this is totes going to ruin my street cred"

Discusting grin

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:00:42

Oh for god's sake, humping not humbling.

I'll get me coat.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:00:55



TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:01:12

GetOrf would it be ok if they wore skirt suits? From m&s? They'd be fancy then wouldn't they?

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:01:18

Don't worry Tif, it's just you and me mate on our lonely etymological archipelago.

Pearls before swine.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 13:01:21

I hurled my toaster in the neighbour's skip.

It was great, it went clang.

Did anyone esle watch british bake off the other night and roar with laughter at Mel saying 'cusssssstard slicccces' with whistling s's? Or is it just me. Apropos of nowt.

NoelHeadbands Thu 24-Jan-13 13:02:13

They are also thick words Buppy

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:02:49

I like my recruitment consultants in per una with frosted lippy.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 13:02:52

No. I don't want skirts suits from M&S. I don't care what they wear. They are all eeeeevil (apart from 1 or 2 nice 'uns).

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:02:57

I know hills.
Don't eat the cloven hoof of Thursdays.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:03:39

I am actually feeling very sad about all the lonely abandoned slow cookers, could we not fashion some kind of sculpture from them?

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:03:50

You could read that 2 ways hilly.

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 13:04:03

I think the word 'consultant' applied on your job title means that you are operating a bit of a swizz.

Recruitment consultant
Travel consultant
Party plan consultant
PwC consultant

People who say "why are you asking a bunch of randoms on an Internet forum", not sure where to start with that.

When there is a thread about highly suspicious/secretive behavior of a not so DP there is always one poster who says "are you sure he's not just planning a surprise for you?"

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:05:21

I am a consultant's consultant.

creme de la creme

GetOrf Thu 24-Jan-13 13:06:02

Oh consultant surgeon. <hypothesis crushed>

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:06:49

I call them cuntsultants.
Always have. Always will.

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:07:02

I love discusting.

Its better than disgusting. It's angrier and has a screwed up face and bad shoes.

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 13:07:16

I hate the recruitment consultatns - they find my name on linked in, and then call me AT WORK (thank you switchboard hmm) asking me if I'm interested in a lameola job.

I had a few happy weeks when I changed my name and they couldn't get through. It was awesome.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:07:52

^palate (n.)
late 14c., "roof of the mouth," from Old French palat and directly from Latin palatum "roof of the mouth," perhaps of Etruscan origin [Klein]. Popularly considered the seat of taste, hence transferred meaning "sense of taste" (late 14c.), which also was in classical Latin. Related: Palatal; palatalize.^

That there is etymology^^

I'm right aren't I, you're just joking yes? Please tell me, I may cry soon.

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 13:08:28

People on the wind up that insist it's Ruth of your mouth rather than roof wink.

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:08:40

Someone hug Randall

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:09:16

Randall that's good work.
Yes I was joiking. grin

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:09:35

Arf at screwed up face and bad shoes grin

NoelHeadbands Thu 24-Jan-13 13:09:49

OP -I was sorting through my DH laundry and found keys to a lock up, a bloodied hacksaw and several human fingers in his work trousers. WWYD?

AIBU poster- Why were you snooping through his pockets?

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:10:28

I fell a bit in love with discusted/discusting during the Thickos on Trip Advisor threads.

Do you know what really riles me about The Apprentice? Trouser suits for the wimmin. Does anyone remember Lucinda? She didn't wear trouser suits she wore all stuff that an art teacher might wear. She was great. "TROUSER SUIT = TAKE NO SHIT" Yeah you take no shit in your trouser suit from Next.

ResolutelyCheeky Thu 24-Jan-13 13:10:31

Posters that don't agree with your response saying "get off my thread" like they own Mumsnet or something!

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:11:05

LadyBeagle it was that or chop wood. I chose the former and now I'm cold.

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:11:36

Oh thank fuck for that. I'm not normally gullible honestly (although I hear they've taken that out of the dictionary anyway).

That's given me forehead winkles and everything sad

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:12:21

LOL at NoelHeadbands grin



Bups, Suppernanny has a lot to answer for.

TuftyFinch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:13:45

And why do they wear the highest shoes in thevworld that they can't walk in? And see through dresses? And they've always got a hairdryer in their bloody hand. Andvifvits windy they hold on to their hair like it's going to blow away.

Oooops! Supernanny even blush

HecateWhoopass Thu 24-Jan-13 13:14:57

Say how much they hate things that you know you actually do, thus leaving you feeling shy about posting.



Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 13:17:08

I also like discusting. It's like it's worse than disgusting

Disgusting, disCusting, Discutingest

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:17:10

Dinnae worry Hecate, pet.

I LOL all over the gaff. I'm a LOLMONSTER. I know it riles but if I am genuinely laughing it is pithier than writing out "I am genuinely laughing" Fuckem.

You carry on with your discusting/huns/bubbah/happy mom,happy baby. I still luffs ya.

I put lighthearted in thread titles. My most recent one was "to think Dh is lying to me". I didn't want any comments along the lines of how insensitive I was being to women who are dealing with lying husbands when I was sharing something I found mildly amusing.

I'm surprised no one has said people who beg for Pms then don't reply. Guilty. Sorry, whoever that was. I will go in and reply properly later.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:17:17

people that say


when IT SO ISN'T

Someone just farted/trod in poo - THAT IS NOT FUNNY

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 13:18:58

My mum was called Ruth.
Which brings me on to baby names. Some will like your choice, some won't but there's no need to get so nasty unless it's a really poncy name and then I'll judge. But I won't say it. I'm nice.
And can I add that Fraser for a boy is the best name ever.[smug]

Just checked, it was hecate. Thank you for pming me and sorry I ignored it. I did read it!

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 13:19:34

Yes, because clearly the best fred ever was Thickos

Hersetta Thu 24-Jan-13 13:19:43

The apologists are really the only thing that really annoy me. They come up with all manor of excuses to excuse bad behaviour but especially seem to like 'perhaps the child/adult has special need/mental heath issues' when they know no more about the situation than the OP.

Also people spelling paid as payed, makes me want to scratch my eyes out.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:20:11

Best name for a boy is Dave.

I'm telling you.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:21:53

Thickos and grangran with all the songs

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:21:54

I do love Thickos.

It's one of the threads that I can think of when I am just sat on a train/shopping at Asda Waitrose/having sex with DH and BURST OUT GUFFAWING.

"bastard spanish eating spanish food and talking bastard spanish in bastarding Spain" by ShirleyKnot has to be in my Top 10 MN posts of all time.

Angelfootprints Thu 24-Jan-13 13:22:23

People who use threads for their own agendas

op "' Where is the best place in Bournemouth for a girls night out?"
Agenda poster " How DARE you use the word girls. Dont you know you have personally set back feminisim by 123 years now?"

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 13:22:42

We do need a MN alternative to Lol, Pmsl etc.
I genuinely laugh out loud at some threads, though I've never pissed myself TBF.

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 13:24:10

I have re-read Thickos, end to end, about 4 times and it still makes me actually laugh out loud. In fact, I even (obtusely) reference it in my guide to UK culture for a friend who's moving to the UK, under "International Relations"
"Spain - is a hot place where you can go on vacation, if you play your cards right, and still enjoy things like chips, sausages, pubs, the company of other English people and Proper Tea. Play your cards wrong, however, and you might end up surrounded by fucking Spanish people, speaking Spanish and insisting on serving Spanish Food. "

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:24:14

I went into baby names once.

I was flaaaaaamed. It was fucking brutal, they take no prisoners over there do they?

I was told that if I called my DS Toby he would undoubtedly be a total twat. I quietly mentioned that they were being a bit harsh and I was just interested to know if they liked the names on my short list or not.

I was handed my arse.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:24:55


What is grangran? No-one will tell me.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:24:55

Shirl don't come round no more sad

alreadyinbloodyuse Thu 24-Jan-13 13:25:09

I hate it when the majority of posters disagree with an OP, someone posts something nasty and another poster responds with " X, I think I love you".
Stop kissing arse, it's actually because you don't want that poster/bully slating you in future posts.
People seems to think the AIBU thread is a popularity contest and are too scared to post their actual opinions.
You know who you are!

Angelfootprints Thu 24-Jan-13 13:25:14

Noel that is so true!

The only crime there is the snooping.


BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:26:12

""Spain - is a hot place where you can go on vacation, if you play your cards right, and still enjoy things like chips, sausages, pubs, the company of other English people and Proper Tea. Play your cards wrong, however, and you might end up surrounded by fucking Spanish people, speaking Spanish and insisting on serving Spanish Food"

I am genuinely laughing out loud!

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:26:37

Grangran was beesimoo's Nanna.

SoleSource Thu 24-Jan-13 13:27:39

Live and let post, is my motto.

I love MN because yous put extra syrup on my pancake.

Angelfootprints Thu 24-Jan-13 13:27:40


Though the word "sock puppet" does enter my mind on those situations...

Nancy66 Thu 24-Jan-13 13:27:56

Pointless AIBUs

"AIBU to think that murder is wrong"

"AIBU to think you shouldn't batter your children?"

Angelfootprints Thu 24-Jan-13 13:28:02

Atcually thats two words. Doh.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:28:32

Buppihunni, can't remember if you were there or not, but a famous poster with the intial B, that rhymes with Heesimo, was ranting on and on about her lifestyle (fields caravans fiddles round the bonfire type thing but modern), and having a ruck with everyone and then came on as her mother who had left to go to cunting Spain possibly, or came on as her daughter or summat, and then somehow it became about gran, who became grangran and loads of songs were posted and it was well funny.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:28:37

Yeah, where IS Shirl?

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:28:52

Or what Randall said.

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 13:29:05


I thought I would give her the benefit of my decade and a half's experience of British culture as a forriner. Help her blend in, like.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:29:23

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh OK.

Thanks for splains, I wasn't here.

Hullygully Thu 24-Jan-13 13:30:23

Shirl was there I think

Is she broken now?

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:31:26

Hulls précis was much better grin

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:31:57

Hulls? Hully's.

Absy Thu 24-Jan-13 13:33:17

It's alright Randall. Hully/Hullz/Hulls/Hilly doesn't mind what you call her

Wincher Thu 24-Jan-13 13:35:52

I hate it when people insist on inserting capitals into the names of words where they shouldn't be there. Specifically, MumsNet. NOOOO. The name of the site is Mumsnet. Abbreviated to MN because M would sound pretty bloody silly. The site is Mumsnet. We are Mumsnetters. GRR.

They also do it with posters' names. They would probably call me WinCher. It's fine if your name has capitals in it - like BupcakesAndCunting, no probs. But it's not, for example, HullyGully.

I hope it's not just me who gets irrationally irritated by this.

Pagwatch Thu 24-Jan-13 13:36:25

Where is shirl?

LadyBeagleEyes Thu 24-Jan-13 13:37:51

Beesimo flew off to Ireland in tears because we were all so mean to her according to Beesimoslass.
She was the perfect farmer's wife, butchering t'pig on the kitchen table while looking after a brood of children who would not be sent to day orphanages. And wrote in an accent reminiscent of Catherine Cookson.
I loved Beeesimo, I did. <sigh>.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 13:38:32

Shirl is still alive on FB...

AmberLeaf Thu 24-Jan-13 13:40:35

I miss Fabbychic

PatriciaHolm Thu 24-Jan-13 13:41:27

Posters who ask questions that a 5 second Google/Wikipedia look would answer. How can it be quicker to post here?!!

As well as the obvious posters who get lots of good advice but ignore it or never return to threads...

RandallPinkFloyd Thu 24-Jan-13 13:41:45

I did love how beesimoo went to Ireland to escape the Internet!

Greensleeves Thu 24-Jan-13 13:43:29

"MN lingo" that starts out being quite endearing but through massive overuse just becomes the equivalent of "baaa"

fanjo, did you mean to be so rude, entitled etc

and especially "no is a complete sentence". well yes but it's a very rude sentence in most situations. "Sorry to ask but could you pick my kids up from school on Tuesday while I go to the dentist?" "No." <horrified silence>

people who capitalise food "today we are having Shepherds Pie, Apple Crumble and Custard". I hope it fucking chokes you.

people who report posts that are not hurting anybody angry

using lol instead of a full stop eg "Oh no I don't think I could do that lol"

"perky" thick people who use lots of !!!!!!!

people who post the same fucking thing on every single thread regardless of its relevance. Shove off. Start a really dull blog that nobody will read.

"ladies", "girls", "girly", "girly night in/out"

Most of the post and anti-natal thread titles, they are shit attempts at rhyme with no effort at scansion, they are not funny and they never will be

"there" instead of "their" eg "anyone had there LO do this?"

that will do for starters

Angelfootprints Thu 24-Jan-13 13:46:40

Don't hold back there Greensleeves!

A lot of the things that are annoying here are annoying all over the Internet.

The thing that has been annoying me lately is when people bold my name but spell it wrong. Not Horatio.

Someone spelt me wrong earlier, then double-posted to correct herself and apologise. It made my day because I am a saddo.

Anyway it has been annoying me so much I considered namechanging to something easier. And that pissed me off.

LaQueen Thu 24-Jan-13 13:48:59

I find the Professional Po rather tiresome, and my heart does tend to sink when I spot them lumping grimly onto a hitherto light-hearted thread, wearing their Cloaks of Moral Righteousness and their Killjoy Boots...

Greensleeves Thu 24-Jan-13 13:51:24

Oh and people who copy and paste an entire post having substituted one of the words for "black" or "gay". You wanker.

NoelHeadbands Thu 24-Jan-13 13:51:34

And just about everything that Greeny said up there^

Especially the !!!!'s. Sometimes if I'm 'on the fence' I go with the side that are using fewer !!!!'s on account of them not being unstable arseholes.

Angelfootprints Thu 24-Jan-13 13:52:47

People thinking its hilarious to go about their goat.

Cortana Thu 24-Jan-13 13:58:41

Spelling mistakes, bad grammar, bad punctuation, fine. Can't be helped.

But text speak is awful. After reading the MN thing about the users who have software to read posts to them if they have visual impairment it bothers me even more. It's just lazy and feels rude to be honest. Like you cannot be bothered to communicate, on a forum designed for communication.

(No doubt this will already have been mentioned)

HoneyDragon Thu 24-Jan-13 13:59:00


But if we weren't all irritating the fuck out of each other it wouldn't actually be Mumsnet. I fucking love this place and the all the fuckers within.

Oh, and I don't think snails can be feral. Possibly free range but not feral.

Greensleeves Thu 24-Jan-13 13:59:46

What does "go about their goat" mean?

go on about their goat, I expect, on benefits threads.

The bad spelling or punctuation grates a bit, but when the poster defends it by saying "I can spell properly, I just cba because this is only fun" then they lose my sympathy and attention.

Greensleeves Thu 24-Jan-13 14:08:18

Also posters who turn up at the very end of a bunfight and post some smirky little bitchplop that they would have been ripped apart for had they had the bollocks to post it while the protagonists were still there

people who whine about swearing. Fuck off to Club Penguin then.

Greensleeves Thu 24-Jan-13 14:11:15

...and OPs who try to hand out scripts at the start of a thread; "Please don't post XXX, I am only looking for YYY and ZZZ. And surely RRR?"

Nope. Like it or lump it.

I hate how there has to be a fucking reason for everyones cuntish behaviour.

"OOH thats really horrible did you ever think that maybe she is sick/having family problems/a bad hair day?"

yes, thanks I considered that. And decided that, no, she is just a cunt.

Sometimes its that simple.

BupcakesAndCunting Thu 24-Jan-13 14:12:20

"Also posters who turn up at the very end of a bunfight and post some smirky little bitchplop that they would have been ripped apart for had they had the bollocks to post it while the protagonists were still there

people who whine about swearing. Fuck off to Club Penguin then."


Smirky little bitchplop.

tres bien, tres bien.

atthewelles Thu 24-Jan-13 14:14:17

Sanctimonious posters who you know are smiling sanctimoniously and congratulating themselves on being so sanctimonious as they sanctimoniously point out that the children in question probably have SNs and the mum was probably exhausted and suffering from PND and the baby was probably bawling because he was starving and the mum might have only had one arm for all you know and not been able to root for his bottle and.....and.....and

Posters who say 'walk a mile in her shoes'. Fuck off, I have my own shoes.

HaphazardTophat Thu 24-Jan-13 14:14:40

Certain topics with "resident experts" (for the want of a better term), who when you either have a different opinion or simply question something they've said for clarification, decide to list their credentials, then finish off with "I mean I've only got 1,000,000,000 years worth of experience in this why wouldn't you want to listen to me?"

Or multiple resident experts who fall into two opposing camps so the thread ultimately ends up high-jacked as they fall into gang warfare.

Angelfootprints Thu 24-Jan-13 14:15:31

Yes, I was missing the word "on" there. I wouldn't really mind people who went about their goat as their chosen method of transport.

I think I quite take to them actually.

walk a mile in her shoes.

good idea. I will be a mile away from the miserable person and I will have her shoes. Result.

HecateWhoopass Thu 24-Jan-13 14:19:49

So what your sayin is that each and every time you post anything at all, you're pissing someone off, lol

<shakes head sadly>

How many of you did I get there, then? grin

Greensleeves Thu 24-Jan-13 14:21:04

and people who TRY to do the "complete the sentence" thing in AIBU titles but just can't manage the grammar

"Am I Being Unreasonable? that SIL has shat in my handbag again"

Makes no sense. YABU.