AIBU what's with the whole 'nethuns' nonsense?

(182 Posts)
AuchAyethenoo Mon 22-Apr-13 19:37:44

I'm quite happily a member of both forums, I get lots out of both, but it does REALLY rip my knitting when a few on MN call it net'huns'.

Dare I say I actually find it quite an offensive term, being from Glasgow the word 'hun' has very particular connotations in a sectarian form.

I know there is a fairly large cross over of users, so why with the hate people?

OutragedFromLeeds Mon 22-Apr-13 19:39:16

I think it's a joke, based on a play on words?

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Mon 22-Apr-13 19:39:20

<pulls up chair>

Emmon Mon 22-Apr-13 19:40:02

Wasn't Atilla also a Hun?

GrowSomeCress Mon 22-Apr-13 19:40:22

I didn't quite understand the 'hun' thing for a while but then realised it's supposed to be because they call each other 'hunni' and so on.

squoosh Mon 22-Apr-13 19:40:48

I'm in Glasgow too. Would never use the word 'hun'. It doesn't have the same connotations elsewhere though.

squoosh Mon 22-Apr-13 19:41:59

I've never actually visisted Net***s, must pop over and have a look, see if it's as bad as legend says.

Gerrof Mon 22-Apr-13 19:42:16

They think we're twats as well. grin

The Hun thing comes from the whole 'thanks Hun x' shite, of course it is not related to any sectarian nastiness so it is a bit silly to find it offensive.

I don't dislike netmums, it is a completely different site with different strengths, just not for me. But I don't think calling them nethums is horribly rude or spiteful tbh.

ClaraOswald Mon 22-Apr-13 19:42:41

So whenever you get call "hun" on NM you get offended?

"Aww, hun, Your bubba, your rools."

Personally I dislike endearments coming from people I don't know. If they weren't so fond of them I think the joke would fall a bit flat, wouldn't it?

AuchAyethenoo Mon 22-Apr-13 19:43:20

I know there's not the malice I initially perceive there to be in it, but it's still really quite jarring every time I read it.

Coconutty Mon 22-Apr-13 19:44:30

They always call each other hun, hence the NN NetHuns.

OutragedFromLeeds Mon 22-Apr-13 19:44:36

You'll get used to it.

AuchAyethenoo Mon 22-Apr-13 19:46:05

Clara fortunately my posts are never the sort that illicit such 'niceties'.

saycheeeeeese Mon 22-Apr-13 19:46:26

YABU and im from Northern Ireland where hun also has sectarian connotations.

But they mean hun as in hunni, and they give as good as they get over there.


HoneyDragon Mon 22-Apr-13 19:46:29

They call us The Dark Side <<proud>> but only cos the mods won't let them call us Wankers wink

LoganMummy Mon 22-Apr-13 19:46:31

I've been wondering the same. Also in Glasgow but I don't think other areas of the country would have the same first reaction to 'hun' as I/we did so I knew it couldn't be that.

Emmon Mon 22-Apr-13 19:48:02

Perhaps you could express your annoyance in a pink glittery ticker.

AuchAyethenoo Mon 22-Apr-13 19:48:43

Also it's looking at the context it written in, reading 'aww hun' evokes a sense of sympathy or endearment as opposed to the condemnation it's used with on here.

What does hun mean when it's not a saccharine endearment (or Attila)? <ignorant>

WildlingPrincess Mon 22-Apr-13 19:51:02

Emmon grin I did an actual LOL.

saycheeeeeese Mon 22-Apr-13 19:52:00

It's what some bigots call Protestants in Norn Iron and parts of Scotland. Meant in a derogatory way, but not the way the nethuns use.

AuchAyethenoo Mon 22-Apr-13 19:52:21

Ouch emmon, fortunately for me I am able to remember my children's names/ages/firsts/shoes size so tickers have never really been my thing.

Gerrof Mon 22-Apr-13 19:52:42

Years ago there used to be rather different for sale boards on mumsnet, they were used mainly by people who were not mumsnetters (they were free to advertise on or something), anyway the for sale threads were nothing like the rest of mumsnet, there was a bit of piss taking bout the 'ok Hun' writing style and there was a bit of a row between the reg mumsnetters and the pram Huns (as they were termed). So there is a bit of mumsnet history with the term anyway.

God knows why this iPad is capitalising Hun, perhaps it knows something I don't.

Shinigami Mon 22-Apr-13 19:53:46

Netmums is a bit twee for my tastes.

scottishmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 19:54:09

huns who are a bit fick and think towie is a documentary
huns as in love ya pwincess,the hunnies have wee mans
not huns as the the relegated gers

everlong Mon 22-Apr-13 19:54:23

Nuthuns you mean.

scottishmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 19:56:05

and aye in glasgow huns is a whole different tribe
just dont go there

i'm also from glasgow & never thought of "our" meaning of hun when i read "nethuns".

but then, i never found our interpretation of "hun" particularly offensive anyway.

Shakey1500 Mon 22-Apr-13 19:59:25

I agree with the fact that, it's an <gulp> endearment from someone who doesn't know me personally. I find it false and a tad creepy tbh.

Like we're "BFF" (bleurgh) when in fact, I probably think them a bit of a twat for solely using it.

scottishmummy Mon 22-Apr-13 20:00:16

to me the net hun,is a hun who has juicy written on trackie bahookie and bubba
not the weegie hun
ive never got confused

Weegiemum Mon 22-Apr-13 20:01:18

*##*^^4 hours 20 mins 53 seconds since I last got called hun^^*##*

Bridgetbidet Mon 22-Apr-13 20:02:20

Because despite the fact that most mumsnetters like to flash their socialist credentials if they are presented with an actual chav their inner snob comes out like a whippet up a drainpipe. A lot of people on here like to preach equality as long as it doesn't involve interacting the poor or chavs.

AuchAyethenoo Mon 22-Apr-13 20:04:36

I suppose it depends what part of Glasgow your from but that term was a very common term used around my way (and many parts of the east end).

I accept it's my personal issue.

squoosh Mon 22-Apr-13 20:08:19

I got called a Hun once in Glasgow. I politely informed them that if they were set on using sectarian abuse that they'd be more accurate if they called me a Tim.

ChippingInLovesSpring Mon 22-Apr-13 20:11:15

I'm glad you accept it's your personal issue smile

ParadiseChick Mon 22-Apr-13 20:24:49

People here like to think, for some reason, they are of a better calibre compared to the users of netmums. Quite sad really.

And given the mass of duplication of threads between here and there, I'd guess more people than cared to admit it are users of both!

ParadiseChick Mon 22-Apr-13 20:26:25

Well said Bridget!

SoleSource Mon 22-Apr-13 20:35:37

True Paradise!

I am going over to NetMums now for a browse.

everlong Mon 22-Apr-13 20:37:58

And a pink pram.

NoWayPedro Mon 22-Apr-13 20:41:40

TOWIE is not a documentary you say????!!!


I use both <<shrugs>>

I did once have a pink buggy though grin

For what it's worth there are some lovely people on there...a lot of dicks as well.

andubelievedthat Mon 22-Apr-13 20:54:55

similar, in Glasgow, i inform said little scamps who ,on assuming i am a Hun, that i actually "kick with my left foot "

wigglesrock Mon 22-Apr-13 20:57:59

I use both too and the use of hun on here always makes me bristle a bit too. I'm from NI and I find it jarring. You know you can hide the tickers and stuff on Netmum - I did the minute I joined. But I guess it's more fun to take the piss.

nenevomito Mon 22-Apr-13 20:59:10

Bridgetbidet are you saying that netmummers are chavs? That's how your post comes across.

FWIW, I belong to both sites. I'm a nethun and from the dark side grin

EricNorthmansFangBanger Mon 22-Apr-13 21:06:24

I started off over there. I got a warning for linking to a support group (which is what the OP actually asked for help with) and was told if I did it again I'd be banned hmm

There was a thread on there one day about the 'evils of MN', so I came over here to have a look and didn't leave. I fucking love this place I do grin swearing just because I can

Bridgetbidet Mon 22-Apr-13 21:09:29

Message deleted by Mumsnet for breaking our Talk Guidelines. Replies may also be deleted.

Gerrof Mon 22-Apr-13 21:13:53

Bridget perhaps you are not working class enough to know that the word Chav is pretty offensive.

Plenty of people from all walks of life on mumsnet, yes there are vile snobs as well but they are called on it if they are being spiteful (like you using the word Chav)

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 22-Apr-13 21:17:09

Netmums isn't for me, I think they have a lot of younger mums on it, and it makes me feel really old.
I don't use hun, but i have a lovely niece that does, I see her posts all over facebook, hunning away with her mates.
She's a sweetheart though, 21 and a fab mum of two.
It doesn't really bother me.
The sectarian angle has never occurred to me and I'm Scottish.

kneedeepindaisies Mon 22-Apr-13 21:19:25

I don't have a problem with the people on Netmums. My problem is that's it's so bright and sparkly and it hurts my eyes

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Mon 22-Apr-13 21:30:52

Bridget I've reported your post as it's horrible and offensive.

SirBoobAlot Mon 22-Apr-13 21:31:32


It's far too pink and fluffy over there. The tickers get on my nerves. And I posted once after exP had grabbed me by the throat, to which the response was, "Aww he was probably really stressed, give him another chance". Yeah... That was enough to put me off for life.

Has no one linked to the ''tickers'' thread in Classics yet?

pigsDOfly Mon 22-Apr-13 21:31:43

Whippet up a drainpipe Bridgetbidet?smile Now that I'd like to see.

navada Mon 22-Apr-13 21:33:32

The posters are a lot younger over there, but the threads are almost identical.

EeyoreIsh Mon 22-Apr-13 21:37:36

now I've only ever flirted with the pink side but my mind boggled at all the screen clutter.

anyway, a hospital receptionist called me 'hun' the other day. I'd never spoken to her before. She called me it several times. It was weird but it was quite nice and reassuring actually, made me want to hug her weird

OliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 22-Apr-13 21:37:40


But what does Hun mean in Germany??

I mean, Glasgow confused

I LIKE RANDOM TERMS OF ENDEARMENT FROM STRANGERS they make me feel special. But I hate Netmums because it isn't witty and slightly acerbic. It's all sweet.

CaffeDoppio Mon 22-Apr-13 22:02:19

I find it rather odd that anyone on any forum gives a shiny shite about who's using another forum. You find one you like, you stick with it. That's all really. I can't bear 'hun' but it's not limited to NetMums (sadly) - it's bloody everywhere.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Mon 22-Apr-13 22:12:51

<shrug> They're the nethuns and we're the vipers.

It's like a scarier version of westside story wink

wigglesrock Mon 22-Apr-13 22:19:34

mermaid where I live hun is a pejorative term for protestant. Like taig or fenian is for catholic. That's why I find it strange to read it frequently on Mumsnet.

I'm from Glasgow and I don't mind seeing or using the term "net huns".

And I doubt it is because of the particular area of Glasgow you are from because I grew up in Sighthill!

AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 22:24:59

My eyes can't take Nethuns.

Either the sparkly tickers or all the eye rolling I do when I read some of the bigoted shite on there.

saycheeeeeese Mon 22-Apr-13 22:25:31

wiggles really? It doesn't bother me at all in fact I've never been called or heard anyone be called hun in my whole life, I just saw it written on the road when I got lost one time in West Belfast and had to ask my friend what it meant.


saycheeeeeese Mon 22-Apr-13 22:28:33

I should say I have heard people use hun in the "hunni" way and I do call my close friends hun sometimes. Not strangers online though.

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 22:33:52

I got my lifetime ban recently and 100 lashes from the twatty posters

<pins on badge>


AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 22:52:17

Ive been banned twice! grin

Sits next to crazynanna on the proud bench.

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 22:53:47

the bastards Amber grin

Gerrof Mon 22-Apr-13 22:55:02

Ooh what did you DO?

There e lots of young mums on here as well, I was talking to a young mum who was born in the 90s the other day. God I felt old.

AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 22:55:37

grin yeah the bastards! or is it the * * * * * * * *s?

apostropheuse Mon 22-Apr-13 22:55:49

I'm from west/central Scotland and I've never associated Nethuns as having anything to do with what hun means in Glasgow and the surrounding areas.

I find nethuns all rather twee and sickeningly sweet. I get particularly infuriated by posts which say your babz your rules or other such drivel. No you absolutely cannot do whatever you like with your child just because you gave birth to her/him. Another classic is your babz you know best. No you probably don't know better that a paediatrician in this case you bloody eejit. Unless you are one yourself of course.

I also hate the tickers, particularly the ones that countdown how long it has been since you (or your child) last did this or that. Who really cares? I actually read one which said something like: extended breastfeeding, baby-led weaning, baby wearing, home-schooling, mum of ... and then went on to list every child's age, down to the fecking hours, and so on and so forth. I think I actually vomited at that point.

Anyway, that's why I don't go there any more.

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 22:58:27

They said Gerrof, that I was calling Troll which I was and persistent breakage of rules...and a couple of personal attacks..but I only attacked the gits that were bashing/racist/disablist/ 'twas soooo unfair!!!

Gerrof I was born in the 90's. I still can't stand the glittery shite over there, it's blinding.

AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 23:01:17

Gerrof, my first banning was years ago, about 8 I think, my crime was disagreeing with someone.

I had a PM from a 'helpful' Mod who told me off.

I disagreed with someone else a few days later and my card was marked.

I wasn't even rude TBH, I just challenged a particularly bigoted opinion, but that made me a mean girl apparently.

My second banning was because I did the same as above, but with gay abandon, I knew what would happen but I didn't care! certain things needed saying.

I must say though, I don't hate Nethunners, but the Mods I experienced were right cunts, power crazed bitches with an over inflated sense of importance.

I hear their local boards are good though.

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:02:32

and....and....since they banned me, one of the people I regularly locked horns with has been on there slaaaagging me off...which is also against the rules (to discuss a banned member), but the person is still there..see..unfair

AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 23:05:44

Whaaat a fucking liberty!

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:07:05

<does Catherine Tate 'Nan'>

Wot a fucking liberty!!

AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 23:10:21

I was channeling Nan Taylor when I wrote that grin

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:11:04


crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:12:07

it should be 'worra fuckin' libity' as I am from Norf Laandan.

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:12:42

Actually...I think I have just written that in Welsh hmm

That's a nasty cough you have there, OliviaMumsnet - you should take something for it. grin

AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 23:14:52

grin I always think of Nan Taylor as from my side of the river, she could be from your side though I spose.

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:15:12

Your cough..your rools OliviaMN hun wink

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:15:55

Yep I am claiming her.

BrittaPie Mon 22-Apr-13 23:16:27

Hmm, I wanna try it out, where is good to start (a fight)?

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:18:01

In the coffee house. Try a Thatcher fred. Usually does the trick. Or racism. That gets the apologists out in droves wink

AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 23:20:13

Britta, go to 'coffeehouse' then 'general coffeehouse chat' then 'news, current affairs and topical discussion' category.

That's where I found the best worst topics.

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:21:20

Wine Bar for the bumsex threads..and the sad loner manshapes having a toss

AmberLeaf Mon 22-Apr-13 23:22:55

crazynanna, I googled it, Nan Taylor is from east London, so I spose you win! closer to you than me anyway! probably.

crazynanna Mon 22-Apr-13 23:24:55


BreconBeBuggered Mon 22-Apr-13 23:24:59

Did anybody read the Whizzer and Chips comic when they were young? Whizz-kids hated the Chip-ites, or pretended to, and vice versa. All the nethun slagging reminds me of that.

Hey crazynanna/comrade wink

We all miss you lots and lots. Said dicks are still being dicks.

Like I said, there are some great people over there, but our little group is dwindling to be honest. I don't post there anywhere near as much as I used to.

mistlethrush Tue 23-Apr-13 08:53:27

I 'like' the way that on an AIBU type topic, if you say yes, you AIBU, you get deleted or shouted down or told you're being mean (and then probably banned - I didn't stick around long enough)

I've never been banned...I'm too nice <<hides>>

mistlethrush Tue 23-Apr-13 08:59:28

I think I avoided it - but I'm not sure as I didn't go back after being shouted down for daring to have an opinion of my own (based on sound evidence) and I've forgotten all my log-in details etc... And I don't like being called hun by people I don't know. I'm not actually keen on being called hun by people I do know come to think of it.

I would like to see a whippet going up a drainpipe. I would also like to see old men in flat caps walking their ferrets down the road too... grin

I've been thinking if I ever decide to leave I might get myself banned by being evil and completely out of character. Most of the people I chat to on there I'm friends with elsewhere on-line now anyway. There are certain bell-ends it's getting harder to ignore.

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 23-Apr-13 09:37:34

For years, I had the two sites confused. I don't know when I realised there are two separate sites, to be honest. I had heard about the "huns" and something about Gordon Brown's biscuits, and assumed it was all one incredibly stupid site full of people complaining about one-armed CBeeBees presenters in txt speak.

I have little interest in parenting forums, anyway.

I found this place when I Googled for discussions about cleaners and realised that this site is not what I thought.

I still haven't bothered with the other place because it does sound like the sort of thing that bores me silly.

I suppose there is a snobbery thing to it. I am obviously working class, but I prefer to talk to educated, well-travelled people who can comment clearly about topics I am interested in.

Also, I like that one can say "cunt" here. That makes me feel so happy.

TigerSwallowTail Tue 23-Apr-13 09:49:49

I'm from Glasgow and still sometimes do a double take when I see nethuns written down.

I'm not a 5 year old child therefore i can't stand the other side - it is pink and glittery and bright like a nursery sad plus i found it hard to navigate they have really bad page presentation .. bleuch.

I also despise being called hun it's revolting and somehow makes me feel cheap and a bit dirty it's just eeew for me.

Over there they all seem to appear saccarine sweet but can be really bitchy whereas here the cunts are cunts - there is no facade grin

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 23-Apr-13 09:54:07

I lived in Scwink and can see why huns is off putting, but I assume it's to do with the barbarian hordes who sacked Rome.

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 23-Apr-13 09:55:04

How did Scotland turn into Scsmile? Silly phone!

Gah, I can't stand the 'signatures' of how many babies and how many days old they are, and how long mum has been BF for and how many days it is till her next period. I do NOT need a ticker/countdown thing for everything in your life. was recommended by my HV. And I don't listen to anything she says.

SirBoobAlot Tue 23-Apr-13 10:00:19

Another young mum born in the 90s here.

Always happy to make you feel old <bows>

Thing is... Some of the mums on there make me feel old. I remember reading a thread once, hoping to maybe meet some other young mums (have since abandoned this idea...), and some of them were 15 / 16, having had their child at 13. And the problem was the same as with the young mums group I attended - everyone just wanted to talk about shit TV, or which interchangeable boy band member had cheated on which interchangeable girl band member.

That, and the colours are an assault on my eyes.

Never knew that 'hun' was a negative term, you learn something every day!

Eskino Tue 23-Apr-13 10:03:00

Ok, i just bin over to nethuns to see wat was the crack or whatever the sayin is lol an im back to report that it looks a bit like my preshus littly well hes big now lol 23yrs 16days 3hrs lol Facebook page with all them text speak an no punctuation an mummies with sparklies talking about how they tried breast feeding their lo for 3 mins but it was excrooshitting and that lol so happy mumz happy bubbaz an im gunna start a business gluing sworovski crystals onto bubzies bottles an innit lol kay hun? Xx

Eskino Tue 23-Apr-13 10:04:05

I hurt myself typing that.

LottieLaBouff Tue 23-Apr-13 10:06:57

I was born in the 90's too.

I agree with SirBoobAlot.

The layout over there makes me want to gouge my eyes out too. Plus, I enjoy the sarcasm, swearing and arsey-ness here. You don't get that over there, just false niceness and a lot of shit 'advice' wink

everlong Tue 23-Apr-13 10:09:50

Yep that's pretty spot on Lottie

Each to their own and all that. But the ' your bubz your rulez ' was enough to make me leave.

DeWe Tue 23-Apr-13 10:13:21

I've never been there, but I'm suddenly getting a urge to go over to the Pink side... sounds like they'd be awfully easy to wind up and I'm bored (and ill).

<sits on hands>

piprabbit Tue 23-Apr-13 10:16:27

I rather like all the local information on netmums which beats MN Local into cocked hat and makes me wonder what on earth MNHQ are playing at. However, I give the forums a very wide berth.

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 23-Apr-13 10:46:21

eskino That's exactly what I expected to find there.

I cannot stand that shit.

To be perfectly honest, before finding this place, that's how I perceived most British forums. I actually thought that the average British Internet user was less sophisticated and educated than those from other Anglophone countries.

OnTheNingNangNong Tue 23-Apr-13 10:49:20

I was banned from there. Joyless sparkly-shitted fools.

navada Tue 23-Apr-13 10:53:38

Katy - who are you? Eva Peron?

Gerrof Tue 23-Apr-13 10:59:32

I was a young mum, I would have loved for MN to exist then.

You're right re the netmums local pages. It almost makes you wonder why MN is botehring trying to drum up local areas. I think MN is stronger as a national brand, doesn't need all these local sites. That's not what MN is about imo.

Gerrof Tue 23-Apr-13 11:00:40

haha at eskino 'my preshus littly well hes big now lol' grin

BlackMaryJanes Tue 23-Apr-13 11:14:29

Yeah Nethuns is bad, but it's not as bad as B&B.

SirBoobAlot Tue 23-Apr-13 11:23:20

<snort> @ Eva Peron.

Just been over to have another look (oh my eyes!) one poster seriously has ten tickers, including an ovulation on. I knew they existed, but for some reason it's even more ridiculous having seen it with my own eyes.

And the fact they have a swear filter just makes me want to join and post swear words all over the threads. <child>

LottieLaBouff Tue 23-Apr-13 11:33:33

Oh God, B&B! I forgot about that one. I used to be a regular on BC, I thought it was a lot more 'grown up' compared to netmums and B&B... And then I found MN haha!

Bridgetbidet Tue 23-Apr-13 11:57:19

Jesus Christ, I can't believe my post was deleted. I pointed out that the nethuns business comes from an awful lot of mumsnetters loving to flash their right on credentials but in reality being incredibly horrified when actually asked to deal with a real poor person or someone a bit chavvy or ill educated. Whenever anyone on here admits to being on benefits or living in a council house they are careful to qualify it by pointing out that they went to uni or were brought up in a middle class home.

Which is apparently 'horrible and offensive'. But then the thread moves on to take the piss out of lower class language, young mums, people who don't accept the generally accepted middle class politics of Mumsnet, the way people who have a poor education type.

But apparently me pointing out something which the rest of the thread has shown to be self evident is bad. Norty me.

AngelinaJoliesBeard Tue 23-Apr-13 11:58:47

Haha b&b! That was the first parenting forum I ever found and I loved it at first until I noticed the hunning that goes on there too. When I found Mumsnet I fell in forum love! I have tried recently going back to b&b as well as coming here but its too licky bum bum compared to here. If you post on here you get solid advice and get told if you are being a dick about something but on there you just get told the your baby your rules hun crap. Much prefer the straight talking on here!

nenevomito Tue 23-Apr-13 12:28:22

Bridget - you were deleted for suggesting that netmums was full of poor and "chavvy" ill-educated people and you don't know why you were deleted?


Even better you've written it again. Can't you see why its offensive? I'm on netmums and FWIW am not poor, poorly educated or a chav and neither are most of the people I know on there. Some of them are poor, yes, but chav no.

nenevomito Tue 23-Apr-13 12:30:36

Also, some of the people on MN are poor, so what's your argument?

You're criticising mumsnetters by slagging off the members of another site, doofus.

SoleSource Tue 23-Apr-13 12:59:44

I'm a poor ill educated, fat, benefit scrounging, ciuncil housed Mumsnetter.

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 23-Apr-13 13:01:45

I'm poor. grin

Plenty of people here on benefits and in council housing.

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 23-Apr-13 13:02:25

Don't cry for me, Navada. wink

Viviennemary Tue 23-Apr-13 13:03:29

I did go on Nethuns once or twice. But couldn't get pass all the silly symbols and rainbow text.

LadyBeagleEyes Tue 23-Apr-13 13:04:41

Another hands up to being poor, in social housing and I didn't go to university.
I still prefer MN though, as apart from a few nasties, most Mumsnetters are very accepting of everybody from whatever social background they come from.

olivertheoctopus Tue 23-Apr-13 13:09:20

Ooooh judgey! I've never really got into Netmums so can't really compare and am new(ish) over here. What about Babycentre birth boards though? Now they are really are a way of making you want to slap the computer screen. Poss due to over population of PFB mums but still, we were all one of those once and I'm sure I was NEVER that stupid.

KatyTheCleaningLady Tue 23-Apr-13 13:18:24

For sheer rubber necking amusement, nothing beats

Plenty of good placenta recipes there.

Samu2 Tue 23-Apr-13 13:23:50

I liked NM's for a while until they kept threatening to ban me. Stupidly, some would get away with loads of shit but I would get told off for saying that someone is ignorant on a certain topic.

You can't really debate there without someone crying bullying.

CelticPixie Tue 23-Apr-13 14:29:29

Lol "Nethuns"

I don't like it either, its far too girls and glittery and pink for my liking. The tickers are awful and distracting and I hate all this referring to their kids as "Lil Man" and "Lil Princess" malarkey. They also have a fondness for text speak which I hate with a passion so I avoid it like the plague.

lljkk Tue 23-Apr-13 16:18:46

I am shallow so I thought NetHuns was very witty.
They probably would like to call us TwatsNet but don't think they are allowed swearing the big babies.
I cannot find my way around NetHuns. [shame]

MooMooSkit Tue 23-Apr-13 16:37:59

Nethuns is useful for the local boards and finding childcare, I met a good friend on there who I'm still mates with, can't stand the forums though. The "advice" is rubbish. Usually like "my husband is having an affair with a transvestitie, what would you do" reply "aww hunnni it will be ok do what you think is best"

crazynanna Tue 23-Apr-13 16:44:21

Greetings Citizen Scarlet wink

Do you know..after reading Nazimums from the outside so to speak...I have realised I don't miss it one bit..and am actually glad I was banned.

HerrenaHarridan Tue 23-Apr-13 17:09:28

What I love about this thread is realising how many of you are in Scotland too!


AmberLeaf Tue 23-Apr-13 18:27:58

Whenever anyone on here admits to being on benefits or living in a council house they are careful to qualify it by pointing out that they went to uni or were brought up in a middle class home

Bollocks do they.

I live in a housing association home, didn't go to university and grew up in a working class home. Ive never felt the need to hide those credentials or explain my life on here.

I have found Netmums to be way more bigoted than Mumsnet, although you do get the odd bigot here, what I love about here, is that bigotry is on the whole challenged...unlike on Netmums.

middle class politics of Mumsnet

No such thing.

Not that boring old chestnut, that to have left leaning political views you must be a middle class, uni educated, latte sipping Islington dwelling yummy mummy.


ParadiseChick Tue 23-Apr-13 18:48:29

So who is the person with the putting the n in cuts signature? They're one of the few sense talkers!

I know who that is paradisechick, but I'll let her out herself.

To be fair, I much prefer it here and most of the people I like on there, I'm now friends with on facebook or something. It's funny, I've been a member of a few sites, bounty is another, all the good ones end up here!

ParadiseChick Tue 23-Apr-13 19:10:35

Is she on mumsnet?

To be honest I do prefer it here, more straight talking, more balanced liberal leaning tendencies I relate to. More thinking encouraged if that makes sense.

AmberLeaf Tue 23-Apr-13 19:16:17

Ooh hello ScarletLady! have just remembered you after clicking on your profile and seeing your pics!

crazynanna Tue 23-Apr-13 19:20:03

<coughs> @ Paradise

GoSuckEggs Tue 23-Apr-13 19:26:41

netmums is fartoo fluffy for me. there are some real pain in the arses on here, but on the whole i love it!

OnTheNingNangNong Tue 23-Apr-13 19:33:58

I really did like the lady who had the 'putting the n in cuts' she was very funny, a sense talker amongst idiots.

crazynanna Tue 23-Apr-13 19:48:54

<coughs louder>

scottishmummy Tue 23-Apr-13 19:59:15 placenta recipies,fuck me how hippy and muthas are healing goddesses

OnTheNingNangNong Tue 23-Apr-13 20:21:41

Ooh Crazynanna is it you perchance? <passes strepsil > wink

apostropheuse Tue 23-Apr-13 20:33:15

Crazynanna I think putting the c in cuts was one of the few posters that didn't make me want to puke.


crazynanna Tue 23-Apr-13 20:53:21


Do you know, I had that signature ('N' in Cuts) since the general election in 2011, and just a couple of months ago, some Tory Bastard must've complained to the Mods, and they made me change it. At first I tried:

Tories...putting the <insert letter of your choice as long as it is between M and O> in Cuts>
But the Mods were having none of it, so I had to change it to:

Tories...putting the <insert letter of your choice> in Cuts.

I loved that fucking signature the cunts angry

apostropheuse Tue 23-Apr-13 20:55:48

I'm a numpty I really did mean to say putting the N in cuts.


See, you're famous crazynanna grin

She really is a peach amongst the vast swathes of shit on there. But there's shit everywhere on-line. If I'm honest though NetMums is a shitter place without her...I might cry actually...

<<Waves at AmberLeaf>>

I'm rather uncreative and have my own photo as my avatar over there.

VitoCorleone Tue 23-Apr-13 21:07:01

CrazyNana you got banned?! (you prob have no idea who i am but we spoke on Nethuns before when i was on there all the time)

I used o be a regular over there and came over here after seeing MN being slagged off, MN was sooo not what i was expecting, ive only been back to NM once or twice and started noticing all the hunning and just stopped going om there

VitoCorleone Tue 23-Apr-13 21:08:08

Now i wana know who ScarletLady is!

Shakey1500 Tue 23-Apr-13 21:11:04

Waves to Scarlett smile

I can't actually post on Bounty any more confused could be related that I kicked up a storm, wrote to the company owner, got a very nice reply and they got a bollocking

I'm Liz M (360) I always have a crazy haired profile pic.

Heeey Shakey smile I haven't been on there in yonks. I still chat to a load of debates regulars on Facebook though.

VitoCorleone Tue 23-Apr-13 21:19:10

Ah i know who you are, your hair is awesome

crazynanna Tue 23-Apr-13 21:32:05

blush Scarlet thankyou.for you r nice words, but tbh, NeoMums has been shit for a while now don't you think?

oohh Vito am intrigued grin

Yes the fuckers banned me. I got goaded once too often...and bit. Was getting fed up of it there I said...looking in, I do now see how crap it is. has been getting worse. I'm less and less inclined to post, especially now I have another way to chat to the people I like on there. Hardly any of them post now either.

I'm definitely bored of arguing with David M

crazynanna Tue 23-Apr-13 21:40:58

He's a card...ain't he? <snort>

Actually...he once passed me a compliment. I nearly choked on my cava shock

He actually likes makes me cringe...

VitoCorleone Tue 23-Apr-13 21:45:41

CrazyNana i wont say my name but my avatar over there is a pic of the same person my nick name is here. We PMd once when i guessed who you where on here and was thinking of joining MN

tallulahturtle Tue 23-Apr-13 21:51:52

I've never been on NM but I've just had a look and one thing that stood out is that there are an awful lot of posts where the viewing figures for the post are very high but the replies are very low. At least on here, even if people don't know what advice to give, they just offer their support rather the just lurking.

crazynanna Tue 23-Apr-13 21:58:41

Oh dear Vito...I suspect this was all before the menopause that has bestowed itself upon I do not even remember my own name. But I bet I liked you smile

VitoCorleone Tue 23-Apr-13 22:08:01

Ha its ok, we definatley spoke but i wasnt one of the popular posters that everyone remembers sad grin

Towards the end of my time there i just spent most of it on the Savvy shoppers thread (lovely ladies on there)

JonHammsTrouserSnake Tue 23-Apr-13 22:25:01

grin at carzynanna's cunty ticker.

Are the huns too young for you to delight them with your menopause tales and the rabbitcam?

ComposHat Tue 23-Apr-13 22:29:53

I live in Scotland but I never made the connection between Nethuns and the Sectarian use of the term. I think a website of this ilk specifically for hardliners within the unionist community could be useful.

Your paradez your rulez. lol

My sexy Lil bub looks so gawjuss with his flute and sash.

Counters for the glorious 12th

and lots of orange rather than pink.

JonHammsTrouserSnake Tue 23-Apr-13 22:31:54

Netmums put me off parenting sites for years. I have a grudge.

I could have been early MN royalty. I old have been a legend. Ffs I could have been a moldie.

crazynanna Tue 23-Apr-13 23:15:20

grin Jon

On the frequent "How old are we all...." threads...I was always the oldest hmm

SomethingOnce Wed 24-Apr-13 00:01:33

They call us The Dark Side <<proud>> but only cos the mods won't let them call us Wankers

I'm a wanker and proud of it.

Knock yourselves out, hunz grin

pollywollydoodle Wed 24-Apr-13 00:33:01

i never realised that hun was anything but puke-tastic

squoosh i need to know what a Tim is now

ComposHat Wed 24-Apr-13 01:21:14


A Tim is a Catholic.

Sometimes also used to refer to fans of Celtic, who traditionally draw their support from the Catholic community.

DizzyZebra Wed 24-Apr-13 01:26:56

Can't get my head round the damned site.

The only thing I dislike about mumsnet is the fact I keep hitting report on my nexus. But a fair few mobile websites have unfortunately placed buttons.

I have a small ticker on another website saying how far I am in my pregnancy. It is not glittery and diets in with the background. It is because I am a genuine twat and keep forgetting how far I am.

Counting on the calendar is too much effort.

DizzyZebra Wed 24-Apr-13 01:27:25

Fits, not diets

pollywollydoodle Wed 24-Apr-13 01:31:45

cheers compos...learn something every day

DizzyZebra Wed 24-Apr-13 01:39:15

Oh and babycentre birth boards... I got witch hunted for telling a ftm that unless shed been licking her cats arse, wiping it across the worktops or her food, or rubbing the litter tray contents on her face that she probably did not have toxoplasmosis.

This was after two negative test results from her HCP and about the 12th fucking time shed asked.

Also got accused of lying about pregnancy loss because I hadn't listed it in my signature. This was when I told a woman she didn't sound like she was having ectopic symptoms (given she was about 9 weeks and wouldn't be in a fit state to be telling us about them if she were, but to get checked if concerned).

ParadiseChick Wed 24-Apr-13 07:40:16

Scarlett your one of the few others I'd agree with over there!

There was one sigh nippy mare I kept coming across, all she would say is 'you must not judge', her sig was something about not judging others but Jesus fuck she was the judgiest fucker around!

I used to cringe on threads about child benefit cuts where some people genuinely thought their hubbys were gettin taxed 40% on their whole salary.

I think I know who you mean...though there are a few of those.

I avoid child benefit cut threads like the plague...I'm not affected so didn't see the point...they used to end up about 50 pages long in a day or so.

ParadiseChick Wed 24-Apr-13 10:41:07

I'm sure she was Julie something. Could be wrong.

OnTheNingNangNong Wed 24-Apr-13 11:46:45

Ooh Scarlet- I thought you looked familiar in your pics, now I know why! I've always been envy of your hair.

David is still allowed on Huns but I'm not? Arseholes. grin

Oooh who are you NingNang??

Yes David is still opinion of him is wavering as he left me a really sweet message about my Mum today.

VitoCorleone Wed 24-Apr-13 21:58:47

I never really noticed much problem with David M, another guy that was on there was a real cunt though, couldnt stand him, wont say who but im sure other netmums will know who i mean (although a few thought he was ace hmm )

OnTheNingNangNong Fri 26-Apr-13 12:33:04

Scarlet- I had a football emblem as my pic and loved locking horns with the mods grin

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