To wonder why so many people are putting kisses at the end of their posts.

(50 Posts)
KellyElly Mon 23-Sep-13 10:38:06

And noone is pulling them up on it. What happened to the 'nest of vipers'. It's getting all warm and fuzzy here grin xxxxxxooooxxxxxx

Gossipmonster Mon 23-Sep-13 10:40:35

I wondered the same ....

Fenton Mon 23-Sep-13 10:40:51

Lol x

ShowOfHands Mon 23-Sep-13 10:41:19

It's because society is broken. I blame David Cameron. We should all be signing off with a cursory 'fuck you'.

absentmindeddooooodles Mon 23-Sep-13 10:41:39

I must admit I have got confused with texting a few times. Although, there have been one or two messages that warranted a x at the end.

SilverOldie Mon 23-Sep-13 10:41:53

They will be using hun next - where will it end shock

squoosh Mon 23-Sep-13 10:42:06

<feels OP's boobs>


KellyElly Mon 23-Sep-13 10:43:53

squoosh Much, thank you grin

How did and X become a symbil for a kiss, anywY


Dobbiesmum Mon 23-Sep-13 10:46:21

I do it out of habit. Had to delete one from the bottom of an email to DS's teacher last week, he's a nice bloke but not that nice! grin

Back2Two Mon 23-Sep-13 10:47:54

I've seen a few that have had kisses scattered without a carexx
In the middle of the post x and anywhere they fancied xxx
It's like, on FB when people post things like "lovely day xxx"

Fenton Mon 23-Sep-13 10:48:40

I can help you with that one Chaos - it's connected with the symbol of the cross and originally was used to signify sincerity and faith at the end of a letter.

They're not kisses, they're algebra. The y just got lost.


Buzzardbird Mon 23-Sep-13 10:50:25

Can you report a thread for 'x's' or 'huns'? hmm

Dobbiesmum Mon 23-Sep-13 10:53:10

Ah I knew it was something to do with the sign of the cross but I thought it was used as a symbol to signify Christianity when it was new and an ' underground' belief, a type of secret symbol thing?
Your explanation makes more sense Fenton.

Merci, Fenty.

You are now on my PAF list.


Merci, Fenty.

You are now on my PAF list.


Merci, Fenty.

You are now on my PAF list.


Merci, Fenty.

You are now on my PAF list.


Merci, Fenty.

You are now on my PAF list.


Merci, Fenty.

You are now on my PAF list.


squoosh Mon 23-Sep-13 10:55:07

All that winking has given me the willies.

Buzzardbird Mon 23-Sep-13 10:56:10

You had eggs for breakfast again Chaos?

trikken Mon 23-Sep-13 10:56:57

I forget im not txting.

I saw a 'hun' on a thread yesterday. I was lost for words!


RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 23-Sep-13 10:58:51

xx grin

noisytoys Mon 23-Sep-13 10:58:57

I've noticed the x's too. They seem to go nicely with the posts written in text speak or littered with bad spelling, punctuation and grammar

FavoriteThings Mon 23-Sep-13 11:00:03

The youngsters do it. <whispers> They may be a nicer group than us older ones imo.

Buzzardbird Mon 23-Sep-13 11:00:11

Should that be a full stop at the end of your post noisy? grin

nocarsgo Mon 23-Sep-13 11:01:21

Some people think a kiss or a lol is the same as a full stop lol xx

Buzzardbird Mon 23-Sep-13 11:01:26

Ah the whipper snappers with their 'lolling' and 'what's up bruv?' grin

candycoatedwaterdrops Mon 23-Sep-13 11:06:40

I dunno hun but u do woteva feels right for u, k?? xx

noisytoys Mon 23-Sep-13 11:08:13


becsbornunderadancingstar Mon 23-Sep-13 11:08:16

I do it if I mean it - if people on a thread have been particularly kind to me and I have warm fuzzy feelings towards them then I express them with a 'x'.

I never call anyone huns though, unless I'm referring to their campaign against the Eastern Roman Empire.

TediousFool Mon 23-Sep-13 11:09:51

Lol and x is punctuation for people under 20.

KellyElly Mon 23-Sep-13 11:15:48

I do it if I mean it - if people on a thread have been particularly kind to me and I have warm fuzzy feelings towards them then I express them with a 'x'. That's not so bad. I have just noticed people putting them in randomly, like on a thread title. They must have that lovin' feeling grin

LittleMissGerardLouiseButler Mon 23-Sep-13 11:17:40

I have noticed it too, it's an evasion of the Huns <runs away screaming>

dawntigga Mon 23-Sep-13 11:21:25

Always have done.


dysfunctionallynormal Mon 23-Sep-13 19:15:40

Mmmmmm.......maybe because the rules don't state you have to write in 'proper english' with technically correct spelling,grammar,sentence construction etc..... :-D

Anyway,they look perfectly normal next to the LTB/YANBU/DC/DH/DP/OW and :-D , :-) , :-o .......

Definitely a good thing if it's silenced the nest of vipers! Lol!

Actually....wait,no! I've just posted....prepare yourself for their return! Lmao!

BOF Mon 23-Sep-13 19:21:10

The guidelines do actually suggest you avoid textspeak.

I (pleasantly, I hope) pulled someone new up on kissiness this week. It's the thin end of the wedge...

usualsuspect Mon 23-Sep-13 19:26:41

I have noticed lots of xxx too.

I don't like it much.

I don't mind a lol though.

Fenton Mon 23-Sep-13 21:08:04

I don't mind the occasional lol.

over txspkng does rather rattle my cage though.

as does too many .........!!!!!!!!!!!????......xxxxxx

WorraLiberty Mon 23-Sep-13 21:11:27

I've noticed it too lately and assumed it was something to do with Facebook...where it seems more acceptable.

It doesn't bother me and I'd never mention it on a thread

I do however silently think it makes them come across as a bit of a sap blush

Nest0fVapors Mon 23-Sep-13 21:17:31

sorry hun xx

MoreThanWords Mon 23-Sep-13 21:22:43

Chaos put an x on a thread earlier today

Fenton Mon 23-Sep-13 21:25:03

Did she mean it though or was it twatphone?

MoreThanWords Mon 23-Sep-13 21:28:32

She thought she was texting allegedly smile

Nombrechanger Mon 23-Sep-13 21:28:51

Listen you bitches, stop with the kisses and shit or else I'll have your bloody eyes out.


<<glares at MoreThan>>


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