Nominations for inclusion in Mumsnet Classics

(344 Posts)
JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Sep-07 09:30:39

If you think a thread warrants inclusion in our Mumsnet Classics hall of fame please post and link to it here.
MN Towers

LilRedWG Tue 25-Sep-07 09:31:21

Definitely the "stupidity" thread from last week. Will find a link.....

LilRedWG Tue 25-Sep-07 09:32:45

blush it's already there. I'll go stand in a corner now blush.

Nbg Tue 25-Sep-07 09:34:52

Would the Pirate sex one be allowed?

Botbot Tue 25-Sep-07 09:34:56

I still chortle at the 'tickers' thread, but I can't find it to link to. Has it been deleted because it was in 'chat' or am I just being a dimbo?

Nbg Tue 25-Sep-07 09:35:17

Oh and Gingerbears Patent leather knicker thread!

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 25-Sep-07 09:37:27

Pirate sex and stupidity are already in by virtue of featuring in MP's talk round up which gives a thread auto qualification.

We're going to clear out the other threads in this topic that have been started, so it's easier to see what's what.

LadyTophamHatt Tue 25-Sep-07 09:38:16

although its abit cringeworthy now( at least I think so, being the one who had a replacement) the Strawberry thread was lovely.

I believe it was one of the 1st threads lost toys threads to have aresult.

policywonk Tue 25-Sep-07 09:41:57

The Strawberry one is hilarious for all the wrong reasons. The woman started out thinking MNers were unbelievably lovely, and then by the end she plainly thought she had landed in the middle of the biggest pile of soft-toy obsessives on the planet, and was desperately trying to get people to shut up and leave her alone. Or that was my reading of it, anyway. grin

I want to nominate the thread where Zebra(?) said she puts her kids to bed in their school clothes to save time in the morning. I can't find it though. I can't find much these days..

Sunshinemummy Tue 25-Sep-07 09:49:04

The clone one, the zombie plan and the Jesus at breakfast I was amazed nevertheless one.

Issy Tue 25-Sep-07 09:59:03

Hi Justine: Does a thread qualify as an Mnet classic because it's amusing or are there other potential qualification criteria e.g. particularly poignant, an unusually eloquent discussion? Something made me re-read a thread I started years ago about loving one DC but being 'in love' with another and the contributions to that thread were so well written and thoughtful that for me it was a classic thread in a different kind of way (none of them mine as I was the OP). In a similar vein there was the 'muffinchops' thread, again from years ago, when dozens of women carefully and thoughtfully explored how or even if two full-on professional careers and parent-hood are compatible. Then's there's Custardo's thread about how to deal with teenagers - definitely a classic in its own right.

littlemissbossy Tue 25-Sep-07 10:06:48

The one that was entitled something like "you know you're not an earth mother" - that was one of the funniest threads ever! I've searched but I can't find itsad

tortoiseSHELL Tue 25-Sep-07 10:09:18

Well I would like to nominate this one as one of the funniest typos ever

tortoiseSHELL Tue 25-Sep-07 10:10:55

And also, the original brians

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 10:11:09

Is the hamster stew one in there?? I looooooooved that one.

The depression story too - not a funny classic, but one that should always be around.

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 10:12:48

Oooh oooh oooh - the one with the poor woman trying to link to a dress grin

Turquoise Tue 25-Sep-07 10:13:48

Just tried to find the bluebell woods man and it's gone, boo!

Also loved the windup ones - Jane the cleaner and the photo one with Kate and the girls.

tortoiseSHELL Tue 25-Sep-07 10:15:41
Turquoise Tue 25-Sep-07 10:16:24

i want to nominate this thread here.
woman came on asking where she get someone to decorate her christmas tree for her!

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 10:17:05

that one of the lazy woman too idle to playw iht ehr kid en route to hong kong

meemar Tue 25-Sep-07 10:18:05

tortoishell - just read the bob marley typo and it literally made me cry with laughter grin

Fimbo Tue 25-Sep-07 10:19:30

The one where a mn'r went to Glasgow airport personally and found Sophable's bag.

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:21:49
Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 10:22:37

pmsl!!! I hadn't seen the bob marley one before

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 10:24:46

This has some more of Custy's teenage advice in..

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:25:48

SOme one must have nominated is that you UCM?

Turquoise Tue 25-Sep-07 10:28:45
NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:29:57

Football and cat

How come all you lot can remember how to do links the old (nicer) way when the instructions are gone in favour of the lazy way? EH?

cornsilk Tue 25-Sep-07 10:34:19

There was one where people were looking at their nether regions and someone compared them to tinned tomatoes on toast.

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 10:35:47

i liekd doing tha neigbours elaner one

ill nominate ouch of douglas before some fecker does bti if i die nad am in the meeja oyu haev to delete it

headline "dead woman in tampon inciendet"

PMSL!! Not seen that!

( re tomatoes on toast!)

pyjamagirl Tue 25-Sep-07 10:37:51
NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 10:38:35

oh yes!

WideWebWitch Tue 25-Sep-07 10:38:56

Mumsnet, can you re instate that one "help I think my son touched a working class boy today" I think it was called, it was v funny, started by fairyfly iirc. I just searched and can't find it, bet it was in chat

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 10:39:34

i liked " soft rock classics anonimity guaranteed"

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:43:05

This one is not funny, but is a really nice story

ValnBen Tue 25-Sep-07 10:44:58

Here’s the do Zebras wear pyjamas thread

MrsWednesday Tue 25-Sep-07 10:49:27

Here's the 'trying to link to a dress' thread

links you are my nemesis

ValnBen Tue 25-Sep-07 10:49:29

And the ultimate PFB thread has got to be included.

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:51:11

Not all of the links still work in this - but I love the mad inventions thread

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 10:52:18

Oh thank you for finding the links nemesis one grin

I LOVED that

ValnBen Tue 25-Sep-07 10:55:51

mango, mango shake your coconuts!!! has got to be the best ever thread on the Recipes board.

harrisey Tue 25-Sep-07 11:04:39

If Marina is up for it, and someone would have to ask her, the thread that she posted when Tom died in 2002 would be one of my all time top threads.

I know it was a long time ago, but it helped me to see what these experiences might mean, and has helped immensely when 2 friends had stillbirths a couple of years later.

Its incredibly poignant and woudl have to be with Marina's approval, and I'm not sure its what you are looking for, but thats my nomination.

(have I really been on MN that long????)

RGPargy Tue 25-Sep-07 12:22:13

How about the Bob Marley thread?

What abiout the 'my name is Linda' thread that Cod started, the one where you had to make assumptions about people based on their names?

Can't find the link!

WideWebWitch Tue 25-Sep-07 12:40:19

shopping lists

cube of poo

Hassled Tue 25-Sep-07 12:47:39
NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 12:57:23
meowmix Tue 25-Sep-07 13:13:56

the one where someone is off to St Barts about 10 mins after giving birth and asking if this makes her odd (includes the waterski-ing with maternity pads discussion)

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 13:56:17

I liked this one

where the OP wants someone to decorate her tree for her because it is so tedious

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:00:45


think that Op is off to australia soon

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:03:34

arf yes

KerryMum Tue 25-Sep-07 14:09:06

Where's the Mozhe goes waterskiing while baby in NICU thread?

KM goes searching....

littlelapin Tue 25-Sep-07 14:10:35
KerryMum Tue 25-Sep-07 14:11:53

Ta Lapin...

3Ddonut Tue 25-Sep-07 14:16:20

The funniest thing about your labour was soooo funny, I have a printout of all 60-odd pages of it!

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:17:50

Who's labour?

(Did we ever find out about immaculate conception btw?)

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:18:52

I think there should be Informative Classics those ones that come around again and again

like how to make a LDC
raincoat with hood
expat's info on natural cleaning
smelly washing machine
I have kids and I don't feel like having sex

littlelapin Tue 25-Sep-07 14:19:35

I suggested that the other day Cappy, and was given a stiff ignoring

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:22:54

Get Cod to suggest it - will be done within the day an hour

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 14:23:51

I agree Cappy

quint Tue 25-Sep-07 14:24:16

I still loved the one about trimming your lady garden before going into labour - the one where someone wrote about her friends experience of waxing - had me and DH crying with laughter

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 25-Sep-07 14:24:44
Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:27:41

that's v true Flame sad but true

I started a thread about losing dd 7 people answered

cod's went on for days

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:27:57

Oooooooooooooh - I thought that it was a conversation with someone directly on here like "The funniest thing about your labour, LL" iyswim blush not a thread...

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:28:39

oh sorry

erm my other thread worked too

and och of douglas
and my shit one was surpresignyl popular

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:31:47

I was the crossing out request I meant wink You can't help getting replies to a normal thread!!!

NorthernRockCod Tue 25-Sep-07 14:32:38

i think twas mere conicidence
t eh had self amputated his leg that day or summat

littlelapin Tue 25-Sep-07 14:38:04

Oh Cod so has a hotline to Tech. I bet she even gave him that virus he's got shock

I heard that she actually types perfectly normally, but that Tech invented some whizzbang program to scramble her posts so she seems more interesting...wink

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:44:49

yes cod and your organised mum thread left you with so much commission you didn't know what to do with yourself

but no-one will buy my wine

and no-one even wanted free lovefilm membership


Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:49:26

I would buy wine - if I had money. I would much rather wine than organisation. As it turned out I couldn't afford organisation either blush

Free lovefilm membership I missed somewhere - would've had that.

Cappuccino Tue 25-Sep-07 14:51:10

flame will look around for it may have binned it

if I find it will let you know

Flamesparrow Tue 25-Sep-07 14:52:41

<makes note in diary "do a search on Cappuccino every day and reply lots to her threads">

MrsMarvel Tue 25-Sep-07 14:58:13

Anyone remember Schmoo's partner with kitchen implement fetish exposee???

KerryMum Tue 25-Sep-07 23:38:18

Did anyone nominate Peter's new heart thread?

NotAnOtter Tue 25-Sep-07 23:40:50

what about the - ' leaving baby in cot whilst nipping to get child ' one 2004 sometime?

I love the Tamba haiku one but its prob not allowed

NormaStanleyFletcher Wed 26-Sep-07 20:47:35
fortyplus Thu 27-Sep-07 09:29:04

I think we need categories... I mean the certain coloured food on certain days is HILARIOUS but I couldn't put it above Peter's new heart.

wheresthevalium Thu 27-Sep-07 15:56:38

What about that bum sex thread, that was hysterical?

codswallop Sun 30-Sep-07 19:06:06

that one about what made up songs you sing to your kids

codswallop Sun 30-Sep-07 19:07:35
iota Wed 03-Oct-07 18:55:09

This is the putting children to bed in their clothes thread

It needs to be here

glitterkitty Wed 03-Oct-07 20:15:46

Definatly 'Things nobody ever really mentions before you get pregnant then they all nod in unison and it obviously happens to every pregnant woman ever' - made me cry with laughter at work when newly pg grin

I second the 'cube of poo'! Never fails to make me cry with laughter.

lalaa Thu 04-Oct-07 22:57:25

Buggy swap. Current thread. Hilarious

Charlene1 Fri 05-Oct-07 13:10:19
MeMyGhostAndI Mon 08-Oct-07 22:05:14

---- There was also a very good one from the beginning about someone tieing a phone to her head with a sock in order to be able to talk while doing the house work. Can't find it though

DoctorFrankenSquonk Thu 11-Oct-07 12:39:27

this has got to go in


QuootieSpookypie Fri 12-Oct-07 19:17:38 this was pretty darn funny - everyone was abit pissed on New Years Eve/Day!

Califright Sun 14-Oct-07 03:38:16

I can't find the cube of poo sad

zippitippitoes Sun 14-Oct-07 07:56:13

oh yes i secodn the i touched a working class boy one that was funny and classic in several ways...where is it do find it please

Iota Mon 03-Dec-07 22:19:35

Time saving tips - tights on the head

TwinklyfLightAttendant Sat 08-Dec-07 06:25:14


TwinklyfLightAttendant Sat 08-Dec-07 06:26:27

this one

Sorry did that work??!

charliecat Sat 08-Dec-07 07:44:01

the zebra one the ucm one the serum one..

poppy34 Fri 14-Dec-07 19:12:44

this one about the person who operated on their own piles

theUrbanDryAdventCalendar Fri 21-Dec-07 20:41:41

this one, poor MrsCarrot's dh and his stolen phone!!

EightRustyMaidsAMilking Tue 01-Jan-08 19:26:31

Can you revive the monks in Birmingham from the Chat mausoleum? It made AbbyMumsnet cry with laughter and it was quote of the week, so I think it deserves it....

onebatmotherofgoditschilly Tue 01-Jan-08 22:56:19

this must be the shortest thread ever to be nominated.

Am totally pmsl

BellaBear Mon 21-Jan-08 21:00:33

please can funniest bit of childbirth go in? please please

I know I started it but funniest bit of childbirth is getting funnier by the week!

SalVolatile Wed 23-Jan-08 21:16:12

Pirate sex/talking like a pirate? And can't do a link/and apologies if it has been mentioned before

fletchaaarr Thu 24-Jan-08 23:42:31


Pretty please

Califrau Thu 31-Jan-08 02:31:54
nappyaddict Thu 31-Jan-08 07:44:38
nappyaddict Mon 04-Feb-08 10:05:02
nappyaddict Mon 04-Feb-08 11:05:50
midnightexpress Mon 04-Feb-08 11:15:13

Most of my fabvourites are on already:


cod's thread about which names go with which jobs, which almost turned into a TV series by the end

Also the lady who found a bear-shaped snack in her knickers

midnightexpress Mon 04-Feb-08 11:15:59

Oh and definitely Mozhe going waterskiing with added lochia.

JackieNo Mon 03-Mar-08 16:42:43
fletchaaarr Mon 03-Mar-08 22:29:04


the charmkin threads nemesis thread


Orinoco Mon 03-Mar-08 22:37:33

Message withdrawn

BoysAreLikeBunnies Sun 16-Mar-08 23:35:44

this thread is pure genius

littlelapin Fri 28-Mar-08 16:48:11

MN Irregular Verbs - AWESOME

RustyBear Sun 20-Apr-08 20:40:09

This thread is rapidly becoming a contender!

Please please please this thread about mad walking races

Weeping with laughter

Countingthegreyhairs Fri 25-Apr-08 21:12:44

Another vote for tights on head ....

S1ur Tue 29-Apr-08 11:09:01
S1ur Tue 29-Apr-08 11:10:10
S1ur Tue 29-Apr-08 11:10:55

Does mnhq still check here? hmm

fryalot Fri 11-Jul-08 10:39:28

on the offchance that MNHQ will see this

the random thoughts passing across his frontal lobe thread.

Tis roffletastic

Katisha Fri 11-Jul-08 10:57:39

I would like to nominate the two bunting cupcake threads, which were on chat and so will go.

The thread about Olympic Horses is surely an Instant Classic

Rofl rofl rofl


ChairmanMiao Sun 24-Aug-08 22:30:57

QuintessentialShadows under midget attack

Does anyone from MNHQ look at this thread anymore? I'm clicking links and the threads are no longer there.

Slubberdegullion Sun 24-Aug-08 22:40:50

Please, please can we have the midget attack. My face is streaked with tears of laughter.

ChairmanMiao Sun 24-Aug-08 22:49:56

Oh we really must.
It's up there with the semen in dd's hair.

AvenaLife Sun 24-Aug-08 22:51:32

There was a thread about a bloke having a worm in his leg. That was fab.

RustyBear Thu 28-Aug-08 18:18:34

Just been clearing out my 'watch' list & found the Janet & John Bible one - thought it had been lost.

Definite contender!

TarkaLiotta Sat 30-Aug-08 17:03:39

Can we have the other stupidity thread please? Was

Imnotok Fri 05-Sep-08 09:35:29

inappropiate childrens books made me laugh so much I choked (am fine now BTW)

BecauseImAWitch Wed 15-Oct-08 21:11:21
RustyDaviesBear Tue 28-Oct-08 20:27:28

This is fabulous! The true spirit of Mumsnet...

BennyAndJoon Wed 29-Oct-08 16:43:31

Rusty is soooo right

it has to move


BennyAndZoomBangAhhhhhhh Wed 05-Nov-08 19:02:36

it makes a change from bum sex and really should get moved here



SoWhat Wed 05-Nov-08 21:53:31

Another vote for oddsock's brillant post

moshie Fri 07-Nov-08 19:44:09

I was crying with laughter at this last night, Hello everybody I am new last night, please could it go into mumsnet classics

Oh this is fabulously funny

Please put into classics


Can we have the Georgette Heyer thread in here please?


LindsayWagner Fri 12-Dec-08 00:08:18

You've got to go quite far down the Georgette Heyer thread before it gets good - but it is very good.

snice Fri 12-Dec-08 00:27:27

Is the curtseying to policemen one on here?

This one is still going, but please include it when it finishes:

Southeastastra's thread

littletownofmeglethem Fri 19-Dec-08 14:42:51

the supersoaker thread. barking, but it all ended ok.

RustyBear Mon 29-Dec-08 14:42:37

This one is great - and it has a happy ending!

VirginBoffinMum Mon 29-Dec-08 14:53:13

Can my 'funniest bits of childbirth' go in please? grin

MrsSeanBeanHasGivenUpIroning Wed 28-Jan-09 22:02:54

This thread was very funny and a couple of people thought it should be included in classics.

oneyummymummy Thu 29-Jan-09 15:31:51

Grotty man thread...pleassssseeee.

HecateQueenOfGhosts Fri 30-Jan-09 17:43:16
lou33 Fri 30-Jan-09 17:51:53

grotty man definitely

scienceteacher Sat 31-Jan-09 21:14:36

This is a classic: -opinions-please#1319689

It's all about self-actualisation.

scienceteacher Sat 31-Jan-09 21:15:07

I have asked and asked and asked
Pretty please....

CherryChoc Mon 02-Feb-09 19:37:56

Can the "completing short thread titles" be in mn classics? It's hilarious.

onebatmother Mon 02-Feb-09 21:06:06

Might I second LadyGlencora?

You've got to get a little way down the thread before the fabulousness really kicks in, but when it does, it does. You'd be surprised at how many G Heyer fans there are here..

Lud, MrsBat, twas monstrous diverting to be sure. Were your stolen letters ever returned?

onebatmother Sat 07-Feb-09 14:34:46

I'faith they were not, Ladyglencora. I fear, in the absence of some venturesome buck to restore them to me, I will once again be dining nightly on boiled knuckle of veal and pig's head!

RustyBear Fri 13-Feb-09 22:33:56

Has anyone nominated Kev the Builder for lasting fame yet?

RustyBunny Fri 10-Apr-09 22:12:01

Am I the only one who uses this thread?

Anyway, I'd like to nominate the penguin thread Part 1 and Part 2

BananaFruitBunny Fri 10-Apr-09 22:15:20

I'd like to 2nd RustyBunny please. It's fab.

redsky Fri 10-Apr-09 23:18:15

Does anyone remember a thread about Christmas presents from MILs - one poor mumsnetter got 37 yards of knicker elastic!

MrsGokWan Fri 10-Apr-09 23:30:53

I agree wit RustyBunny too. The penguin threads are definatly a classic and should be honoured with a place.

Alibabaandthe40bunnies Fri 10-Apr-09 23:47:54

Another vote for the penguin threads, they are fabulous!

BillSilverFoxBuchanan Fri 10-Apr-09 23:56:45

As above, another nomination for the penguin threads.

allthetwinklystars Sat 11-Apr-09 00:35:46

Penguins ppppplease...

Jackbunnysmama Sat 11-Apr-09 00:59:47

I nominated WorzselMummage's thread My Waters Went At 22+4 recently and they told me they were thinking about it. PLEASE, MNHQ... it was a wonderful thread full of love and support and it had a happy ending!! PLEASE!!!

But if not... the P-P-P-Penguin Thread was great!!!!!

caramelwaffle Sat 11-Apr-09 02:51:14

...Penguins.... grin

ChippingIn Sat 11-Apr-09 03:00:42

Penguin x2 thread(s)... absolutely, would be a crying shame to lose them!!

drlove8alltheeastereggs Sun 12-Apr-09 18:51:58

penguins please! grin

YanknCock Fri 24-Apr-09 21:24:00

Nominating the bread aisle trophy girlfriend as a few on the thread suggested it!

frazzledgirl Wed 13-May-09 12:40:40

This one: whats the worst thign oyu have shouted at an uncomprehending baby

Saved my sanity when DS was a few days old...

StewieGriffinsMom Fri 15-May-09 17:39:41

I have discovered a problem with pelvic floor muscles because of this one:

cyteen Fri 05-Jun-09 22:54:55
cyteen Sat 20-Jun-09 09:25:43

How To Wind Up Your Parents - A Manual for Children

This one has to go in! plz plz plz

siblingrivalry Sat 20-Jun-09 09:31:47

I second cyteen -it's hilarious!

MangoJuggler Fri 03-Jul-09 10:34:07

Please can we have Lupus' Sports Day thread moved to classics

here it is

Thank you

poorbuthappy Fri 03-Jul-09 10:38:24

Another nomination for the the olympic horses thread (glad someone else managed to link to it...) I cried with laughter, esp about the dog going round the luggage fact i am going to read it again...

poorbuthappy Fri 03-Jul-09 10:40:57

Well I would but its gone...

KingRolo Fri 10-Jul-09 14:05:00

The tat thread. Pleeeease!


popsycal Fri 17-Jul-09 21:04:44

bump for friday evening humour

HecatesTwopenceworth Sun 09-Aug-09 09:39:33
MyNameisJane Tue 11-Aug-09 19:21:32
FritesMenthe Sun 16-Aug-09 09:31:40
WildSeahorses Wed 19-Aug-09 13:38:08

For all the zombie plan obsessives out there, please can we have this thread in classics

DailyMailIsFarFromPerfect Fri 21-Aug-09 18:58:39

\link{ -I-learned-the-hard?pg=1 is this still the place for new nominations...cos this one is a good one}

norktasticninja Fri 21-Aug-09 21:53:00

I was just coming to nominate the same thread,Vitally Important Housekeeping Tip - or things I learned the hard way

BennyAndJoon Sun 23-Aug-09 21:16:30

Please please please put this in clasics. It isn't funny - but it shows what MN really can be worth, i.e. a life


May I nominate this thread please.

Started with emailing filth to the PTA, has quickly desended into spam emails and Mr Elvis of Nigeria. Is most amusing.

iwascyteenagewerewolf Fri 23-Oct-09 09:52:47

Bounty night

MNHQ I think it is very remiss of you not to have this in classics <serious face>. Please would you take steps to rectify as it has been referred to several times recently in a nostalgic fashion.

Many thanks

PS "Slutty wants to bang you" is still in chat and it will disappear unless it is preserved for posterity. I know you were busy with Gordon's biccies around that time but it has been 10 days now and you never write, never phone... you don't send me flowers anymore <drunk tangent emoticon>

drlovesmincepies Tue 01-Dec-09 23:19:34

this one please grin the name change thread.

Botbot Sat 05-Dec-09 00:36:51

There was a thread a year or so ago called 'Competitive Northernisms' or 'Northern Top Trumps' or some such, that was just a bunch of us northern MNers competitively firing northernisms at each other. It were great (see what I did there?) Would you be able to extract it from the Chat archives and put it in here, or is it really and truly dead?

IMoveTheStarsForNoOne Wed 16-Dec-09 16:02:45
Lotster Tue 22-Dec-09 16:31:47

An oldie but a goody I thought, lots of funny things in it, I especially loved the claim that carrying a bottle of water around meant you were obviously pregnant because pregnant women drink a lot...

gorionine Tue 22-Dec-09 16:43:22

There was one about TOAST catalogue models that was really funny until it suddenly turned sour. I cannot find it anymore so assume it was on Chat. I am pretty sure the name of the thread was just "TOAST".

CiderIUpAndSetIFree Tue 22-Dec-09 16:45:52

I nominate this one:

Can we have a thread about ways in which your partner initiates sexual intercourse

Was this one of the original jack-russelling threads?

caramelwaffle Thu 14-Jan-10 22:26:09

IncontinentiaBotox - nevergooglegarlicbutter or Garlic in my bottom.

AIBU - Jan 2010

Or is it far too rude grin shock wink

heQet Thu 14-Jan-10 22:28:40

Oh yes, I second the garlic one! here

JollyPirate Sat 16-Jan-10 14:59:15

Way back but there was a wind up thread about a MNers husband who had a fantasy about kitchen equipment. Thread title was "well it's just not normal is it". Was way back and I laughed myself silly.

PurpleEglu Sat 16-Jan-10 15:28:40

Definitely the garlic one

caramelwaffle Thu 21-Jan-10 23:17:32

The eagle has landed.

Perhaps not classic, but an honorable mention grin

LeninGrad Thu 21-Jan-10 23:18:57

Second the -ic thread. It was totally <fantastic>

funniest things people have said in labour

similar to funny bits of childbirth but a whole new world...had me in howls of laughter this evening...

Igglybuff Mon 08-Feb-10 13:09:47

This thread has some funny stuff, some raw stuff and some jaw dropping stuff. It demonstrates the diversity of MNers!
things we wish we could say in RL

Bramshott Tue 23-Mar-10 12:05:34

We must, must, must have the thread about the iphone app and snoring in Classics here


glasgowlass Wed 24-Mar-10 16:17:15

Please can the Poundland thread be in classics?

so so funny

Thank you

oh gwan

Helix catfood can't be lost forever, surely

LoveBeingAHungParliament Mon 10-May-10 08:52:38

[ this has to make in as the worst example of pg brain ever!]]

LoveBeingAHungParliament Mon 10-May-10 08:53:05
blinks Tue 08-Jun-10 01:24:40
blinks Thu 10-Jun-10 13:04:41

c'mon HQ... wank mittens here has to be put in classics. <drums fingers>

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Thu 10-Jun-10 23:54:18

Please classic the sank mitten thread. And also 'how many mumsnetters does it take to change a lightbulb' from chat please please please. X

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Fri 11-Jun-10 00:52:25

Wank mitten Even!

MilkNoSugarPlease Fri 11-Jun-10 07:16:53

best excuses to not be at work bloody marvellous!

HecateQueenOfWitches Sat 26-Jun-10 10:34:38

this one please please please!!!

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Thu 01-Jul-10 10:21:47

I SO nearly became a local news story this morning. it involved a cow and a LOT of mud

Please please please put this chat thread in, it's the first one to ever have me CRYING with laughter!

Saggyoldclothcatpuss Mon 05-Jul-10 22:04:05
AlaskaNebraska Thu 22-Jul-10 15:16:31
LittleCheesyPineappleOne Sun 19-Sep-10 20:15:04

Ramekin Intervention made me snort with laughter.

Message withdrawn

LoveBeingAMardyBum Fri 15-Oct-10 12:06:28
seaturtle Thu 21-Oct-10 10:42:31

[[ gs-you-didn-t-think-you-would-miss?msgid=21857841 the what you would miss as your kids get older thread]]

seaturtle Thu 21-Oct-10 10:43:03

Ooops, that didn't work. But basically, the what you miss as your kids get older thread.

RockBat Thu 21-Oct-10 10:57:06

I had forgotten how funny pouffe-gate was

RustyBear Tue 26-Oct-10 14:56:10

I think this one should go in, if just for the title alone. It would be tragic if that title were to disappear into the Black Hole of Chat Deletion...

We need the one about the baby born doll that can't poo. Funniest thing I've read on here all year.

jybay Thu 11-Nov-10 18:04:46

I nominate this one- it has cheered up my whole week.

Mumsnetters all over the country are on the edge of their seats, waiting to see what happens tonight. Will slightly serve the Findus pancakes washed down with turps?

LoopyLoops Fri 12-Nov-10 23:45:07

Is it really bad form to nominate my own thread? It has provided me with hours of entertainment over months, I hope others have enjoyed it too. conceptions-when-you-see-MN-names

FairyArmadillo Sat 13-Nov-10 09:25:50

Arizonagirl (does not) name her baby Beauden. Great thread.

RustyBear Thu 18-Nov-10 18:31:06

Not sure if I've nominated this thread before, but it was one of the sadly-missed MartianBishop's finest (even though she name changed to start it)

VivaLeBeaver Tue 30-Nov-10 18:15:30

A few people asked for this to be in classics. loo paper

sephrenia Thu 13-Jan-11 18:25:09

I'd like to nominate GetOrfMyLand's POAS thread for inclusion!



The willy as a ds stylus thread!

RustyBear Fri 21-Jan-11 18:54:39

Don't know if anyone's still monitoring this thread, but ShowofHands' foray onto Style and Beauty deserves to be remembered - one of the best OPs ever, especially 'like a game gal in a sanitary product ad'

RustyBear Fri 21-Jan-11 18:58:40

Please reconsider the Tardis thread before it's too late - it only has two days left! (see my post of 26th October for link)

hunkermunker Mon 24-Jan-11 18:59:21
onEastarEggIGraze Wed 13-Apr-11 14:40:53

I nominate What is the funniest thing you ever overheard - please save it from Chat deletion!

lingle Thu 14-Apr-11 17:56:36

from the special needs board - it was itself a gathering of things originally on many threads.

MayBankHoliday Thu 28-Apr-11 17:09:16
ThisIsANiceCage Mon 13-Jun-11 18:00:07
ILoveYouToo Tue 14-Jun-11 22:56:51

Could we please have our :

week 2 in our jammies no housework feral children wimbledon thread

in classics ?

It is very special to us !

Sorry, am rubbish at this

week 2 in our jammies no housework feral children wimbledon thread

It's not converting ? <cries in frustration>

Well, I have asked.

Please and thank you once again.

RaahhfaNadalsMyToyboy Tue 28-Jun-11 20:40:08

bump for MrsDB and the fellow wimbledon followers grin

dearprudence Tue 23-Aug-11 23:45:59

What was the one where the MNer slid off a hospital bed and ended up with her fanjo in the doctor's face? That was side-achingly funny.

As was 'links you are my nemesis'. Still makes me howl.

dearprudence Tue 23-Aug-11 23:50:50

Oops, posted in wrong thread. I've always wondered how people do that. Now I know.

aStarInStrangeways Sun 28-Aug-11 21:21:15

you know you've had too many children when...

please MNHQ, save this from Chat self-destruct!

WWYD - The Saga of the Family Tuna deserves to be in Classics. Please!

Shoulddohousework Thu 29-Sep-11 22:31:40

Another nomination for Family Tuna

aStabbingStrangleways Sat 29-Oct-11 15:27:45

repeating my nomination for 'you know you've had too many children when... as i'm not sure you saw it the first time - i didn't get an acknowledgement email despite reporting it smile

or if you don't want to move it here, you could put it in Larger Families? might be of use to someone...

Aloha31 Tue 01-Nov-11 13:14:45

hen night snub

Best thread ever! Am still curious, op please update us!

CarrieOke Thu 03-Nov-11 23:04:20

How isn't Sharon/Wine/Dead Wasp/Erasure thread in here?!

I second the nomination for "hen night snub" it was brilliant and would also love to know if there were any further developments.

droves Fri 18-Nov-11 16:48:42

Revoltingpeasents thread about her dh and his "crotchflakes" should be in classics .

The invention of the word crotchflakes is inspired and I'm crying with laughter

FairyArmadillo Thu 24-Nov-11 09:45:34

Please MN, the racy story ikboo is writing on tortu's "my friend has given me her novel to read" thread must be preserved. Please!

Tattymum Thu 24-Nov-11 10:28:32


Come and pint and laugh at my ex - hystrerical!!

I nominate for the invention of the word vagine and the worst name change ever and also for Talc's comic book version

BupcakesandCuntWorms Tue 17-Jan-12 22:33:00

I'd never usually nominate a thread that I started but there has been some sterling work from some revolting MNers on it. Itchy vagine

mummy2maisie Wed 18-Jan-12 06:19:33

I'm with bupcakes & gleamingheels. The itchy vagine thread is hilarious wink

Maryz Sun 22-Jan-12 11:07:28

Yes, I agree about the vagine thread - I think it is worth keeping for posterity.

MardyBra Sun 22-Jan-12 11:10:38

Another vote for the vagine seeing as buppy doesn't seem to mind having her itchy fanjo episode being recorded for posterity.

BenderBendingRodriguez Thu 01-Mar-12 14:32:52

The ultimate wedding thread Please preserve this work of utter genius forever.

What about this one

theworldisoutthere Fri 20-Apr-12 14:28:44

This thread is both hilarious and awesome, and needs to be included in Classics! :D

theworldisoutthere Fri 20-Apr-12 14:29:14

If you copy/paste the link that is :S lol

stillfrazzled Mon 30-Apr-12 21:33:40

Can't do links on phone, but Previouslyonlost's epic about the urine extracting neighbours kept me on tenterhooks for days...

IvanaNap Tue 01-May-12 23:37:03

I understand if it is too much of the mickey-taking piss-ripping but this is honestly the most I have laughed at a thread in ages, MNers at their witty best grin

something about jumpers

Herrena Fri 04-May-12 08:21:51

This list is all the stuff I wish I'd known before DS popped out. Heartily recommended!

MootasticBint Sun 20-May-12 22:51:03

Please please please please pretty please

Elephantsteaparty Wed 23-May-12 15:13:39



VivaLeBeaver Mon 11-Jun-12 20:38:16

Can I nominate Stratter's treasure hunt for a caravan site, she was only three counties away.

horseygeorgie Fri 03-Aug-12 21:58:14

please please please the Tumble tarts thread-

horseygeorgie Fri 03-Aug-12 21:58:27
BigHairyFlowers Fri 03-Aug-12 22:08:07

Heartily agree with horseygeorgie - the Tumble Tarts thread has it all: love, lust, horses, literature, and, of course, clown sex. And as if that weren't enough, it was even mentioned on the highbrow echelons of the Radio Times website ~ Tumble Tarts

Nobhead Fri 03-Aug-12 22:12:55

Cbeebies telly totty thread IS by far the best thread ever- it has been the only one I have come back and posted on again and again. Absolute gold and not for the faint of heart.

I'm also backing up the Cbeebies Totty thread -

It has turned out to be a hilariously written short novel -
Titled 50 Shades Of Tumble -
Courtesy of nobhead
And in turn has created a group of Tumble Tarts

And yes!
The Radio Times.

Getting into the mumsnet hall of fame would seriously be the cherry on the cake!

I'll miss that thread so much now it's gawn.

horseygeorgie Fri 03-Aug-12 23:00:36

fellow Tumble tarts - there is now a thread entitled 'Tumble Tarts!' is the tv section should you feel the mad urge to post filth about our beloved Justin.

ProPerformer Sat 04-Aug-12 01:05:22

Cbeebies totty (aka 'tumble tarts') thread def!

HiggsBoson Sat 04-Aug-12 14:11:00

Another vote for the Telly Totty thread. So sad it's finished sad

SinisterBuggyMonth Sun 05-Aug-12 00:35:15

Another vote for Cbeebies telly totty here. Started out as rampant porn and ended like a sweet love story. Infact, where do I find out what happened next....?

Zone4 Fri 10-Aug-12 16:43:23

Really if the totty thread doesn't go into classics, I would cry. I was lurking on there for ages. Best thread ever

caramelwaffle Sat 11-Aug-12 00:37:57
NotAChocolateRaisin Fri 17-Aug-12 16:06:05

This one has to be put on. Simply for titans answer.

Mumsnetters came together to share their bad children/pregnancy stories

lalaloopylou Fri 24-Aug-12 22:10:31


lalaloopylou Fri 24-Aug-12 22:11:28


ExasperatedSigh Thu 20-Sep-12 22:46:24

Change one letter movie titles, pleasepleaseplease this HAS to go in Classics.

flow4 Sun 25-Nov-12 19:51:06

This one please . It's not funny, but it's really lovely ... And parents who get tutted at for sharing a bed with their children might find it useful and encouraging in future. smile

emsyj Thu 29-Nov-12 15:26:05

There is talk on this thread of needing to put it somewhere that it won't disappear - it's got some important discussion and debate regarding the need to maintain financial independence within a relationship, especially after the arrival of DCs.

Not funny or heartwarming, but serious and relevant for all.

emsyj Thu 29-Nov-12 15:26:26
vladthedisorganised Thu 29-Nov-12 15:38:23

The worst presents one - if only for the painting and the tin of beans..

Ponders suggests this thread and it was fun indeed....

AlfieandAnnieRose Mon 25-Feb-13 16:41:20
Rowlers Fri 15-Mar-13 14:29:19

I thought this staffroom thread worthy of inclusion
fingers crossed link works ...

ThreeWheelsGood Fri 15-Mar-13 20:09:23
Spiritedwolf Fri 22-Mar-13 19:47:03

This Mooncup related thread was linked to by a MNetter in a 'What is a mooncup' type discussion... I've only just stopped laughing/wincing...

duchesse Tue 26-Mar-13 15:31:31

I'm thinking this one is a candidate for inclusion.

minouminou Wed 27-Mar-13 16:23:27

This thread has got to become a classic.
It's got PTA bitching, passive aggression, Facebook, back-pedalling, subject-of-thread-probably-READING-thread, cunt bunting, cakes, Mini Eggs, more cakes, lemon drizzle cakes and petty grudges.......

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll bake.....

Sunnywithshowers Fri 29-Mar-13 13:06:02

^^ I laughed so hard at that thread I nearly had an asthma attack. It is brilliant.

I'd like to nominate this little gem, which is currently tucked away in the dog section.

Kneedeepindaisies Fri 05-Apr-13 13:12:52
Sunnywithshowers Wed 10-Apr-13 22:21:50
TerrysNo2 Wed 17-Apr-13 13:34:14

The funny things that toddlers do cheers me up on a bad day, its here

BlackeyedSusan Sun 21-Apr-13 23:20:41
RunRabbit Mon 22-Apr-13 15:58:30
BrienneOfTarth Tue 30-Apr-13 11:39:09 is keeping us paralysed with laughter but it's in "chat" and will disappear! please rescue it and save it for posterity in "classics"

lljkk Sat 11-May-13 08:14:29

This one this one!! P L E A S E...?

scaevola Tue 14-May-13 16:37:44

This one, pretty please?

A missing driving licence, plus ONS with big cock soldier, creative use of a belt and a whole new meaning of "PM" (ie porn/perv message).

xmarksaspot Tue 25-Jun-13 14:24:27

To be miffed at "Gift list for mother of the baby" enclosed in Baby naming ceremony invitation? (848 Posts)

Please it has tears, babies, engagements, step parents, widows, etc etc its lovely

GW297 Sat 06-Jul-13 00:03:49

Weird rules your parents had. I haven't laughed so much in a very long time!

Kasterborous Sat 06-Jul-13 13:37:14

This one please. Yes its not a funny thread but I think it shows just how strong a lot of mumsnetters are are the worst and best things that have happened in your life so far

Kasterborous Sat 06-Jul-13 13:39:13
Kasterborous Sat 06-Jul-13 13:40:44

Can't get link to work thread tittle is what are the worst and best things that have happened in your life so far

minouminou Thu 25-Jul-13 14:55:17

I am in pain from well as existential's like Beckett with a Kiss-Me-Quick hat on......

hdsdi Sat 27-Jul-13 00:46:42

Laughed so much at the one about having the class stuffed animal for the weekend and all the activities and diary entries. Still telling friends about this one, but no idea on the link.

Kasterborous Mon 12-Aug-13 21:12:31

Sorry still haven't figured out how to do copy and links but please could we have this one:

To have wanted to say 'grow up' to this woman it's in AIBU

purrpurr Wed 21-Aug-13 16:53:35

Bizarre Man in The Asda: Very good natured Op posts about an incident in the well-known supermarket but thread becomes ridiculous and hilarious due to use of the word 'the'.

Would love to see this in classics, although it has made me cry many times over the last couple of days.

Jergens Fri 30-Aug-13 13:50:11

There's been a thread recently on DOTD about Quotes that give you goosebumps.
Please add to classics.

TiggyD Thu 10-Oct-13 19:37:42

How was the wank mitten thread missed?!

Sometimes just one post makes a classic:

"My friend's Mum got so sick of him leaving deposits everywhere as a teenager that she knitted (yes, knitted) him a little mitten to mop up after himself. She then washed it weekly and put it on his bed all nicely ironed. This is no joke. It did eradicate the wanky tissues scenario, though."

TheNaughtySausage Wed 27-Nov-13 09:02:00

Please could the "what is your job and how much do you earn" thread in chat go in to classics? It's so informative.

FindusCrispyShitCakes Wed 18-Dec-13 05:01:59

I'd like to nominate the "things you can't say on mumsnet" thread in _Chat

KayleeFrye Mon 17-Feb-14 19:25:33

Is this the right place to say please can this and its followon thread here be remembered forever as mumsnet classics. It's been the best parking thread ever!

Who knew there was a thread for nominating Classics!

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Tue 18-Feb-14 01:39:44

I've spent 2 hours or so reading early links on here before I realised how long ago it started!

I thought HQ had come up with a subtle yet inspired way to indoctrinate newbies grin

I second Kaylee's nomination, assuming it's Penguin Bollards.

QueenBean Mon 24-Feb-14 22:38:27

Can I please suggest this for classics - the funniest thread I have ever read

QueenBean Mon 24-Feb-14 22:38:48

You know you're Scottish when .. och aye the noo jimmy broon. grin

This thread is funny! (If you're s


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