Please could we have a "Pom bear, anyone?" smiley?

(268 Posts)

It would be used on awkward or angry threads in an attempt to diffuse the situation.

jybay Fri 12-Nov-10 10:41:29

Seconded - civilisation cannot exist without it.

Poogles Fri 12-Nov-10 10:45:41

Absolute must have. Will be guaranteed to make anyone smile!


Ah G'wan G'wan G'wan smile

We need one.


PocketMouse Fri 12-Nov-10 10:48:18

oooh yes!

LifeOfKate Fri 12-Nov-10 10:50:57

Very useful

Blatherskite Fri 12-Nov-10 10:52:22

Pwwweeeeeaaaassssseeeee MNHQ

And could be used instead of the usual <passes popcorn round>

surely there's no doubt about this... we absolutely must have one!

Blatherskite Fri 12-Nov-10 10:55:24

Brilliant idea NotShort!

simonedeboudoir Fri 12-Nov-10 10:57:18

It's essential. I don't know how we've managed to survive this far without one

DanceInTheDark Fri 12-Nov-10 10:58:34

mmmm pombear.
<goes to tesco!>

phipps Fri 12-Nov-10 11:00:55

We must have one grin.

bisybackson Fri 12-Nov-10 11:01:41

MMmmm - my pombears have just been delivered. DCs may not get to see them!

Go on MNHQ let's have that emoticon, pleeeeeease.

Definitely required.

I'm up for a diffusing Pom bear emoticon, yes please <sticks hand in the air>

KnottyLocks Fri 12-Nov-10 11:06:13

Oh yes please.

PocketMouse Fri 12-Nov-10 11:07:15

damn. some sneaky person has already nabbed the nn.

FunkySkunk Fri 12-Nov-10 11:08:08

Oh God yes! Please please please please please please please please please please please

Please please ! Pom towers may sponser it too.... Ker ching !

NomDePlume Fri 12-Nov-10 11:09:46

Yeah, cos 'popcorn...' Always works really well to diffuse tense threads.

It'll be tickers next...

Or a ' generic potato snack ' emoticon wink

that happens to be in the shape of a bear....

sorry, just can't stop with those three full stops!

ToniSoprano Fri 12-Nov-10 11:18:36

ooooh, yes!

Eglu Fri 12-Nov-10 11:19:23

love it!

VivaLeBeaver Fri 12-Nov-10 11:20:13

I can never see a Pom Bear without remembering the thread where an MN'er found a pom bear in her knickers at work. I'm sure she said that she'd never eaten one in her life or had kids that ate them. She was very puzzled as to how it got there.

citybranch Fri 12-Nov-10 11:23:19

great idea

Can I link to the thread HERE just incase anyone has no idea why this has been asked for grin

libEL Fri 12-Nov-10 11:36:19

lol VivaLeBeaver . . . was Mr SlightlyJaded anywhere near her I wonder? hmm

I'd like to see a Pom Bear emotion too please!

Definatly a neccesary emoticon

Other snacking brands are available grin

nbee84 Fri 12-Nov-10 11:40:02

Pom Bear emoticon please grin!

PyramidofScotcheggs Fri 12-Nov-10 11:53:19

Signs up.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 12-Nov-10 11:56:48

erm - anyone got an example of a Pombear emoticon up their sleeve?

Oooooh so that's not a no then grin

No idea though, sorry!

nickelbangBANGbang Fri 12-Nov-10 12:04:20
jybay Fri 12-Nov-10 12:08:55

Not sure what it's doing there, but check out the damn cute pic of otter with baby (?otterlette) on the Pom bear link.

Please, please, please grin

DirtyMartini Fri 12-Nov-10 12:14:58


PomBearAnyone Fri 12-Nov-10 12:16:52

<scrunch scrunsch scrunch>

starfishmummy Fri 12-Nov-10 12:17:35

Pretty please

Blatherskite Fri 12-Nov-10 12:21:32

[[ M: ar.jpg this one] could work

Blatherskite Fri 12-Nov-10 12:21:45

this one even

minipen Fri 12-Nov-10 12:23:42

could it replace the biscuit? I am imagining the golden arch now made out of pom bears!

Katz Fri 12-Nov-10 12:25:35

viva - i remember that thread too, i think the conclusion was someone in the office must have been eating pombears sat on the loo

Ooh yes please to pom bear emoticon!


springlamb Fri 12-Nov-10 12:50:01

It's probably a trademark or something.
Maybe we could call our new emoticon a Mop Bear and they'd never know.
What is with the child with the strange hair? Too many pom bears?

RachelMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 12-Nov-10 12:52:51

Thanks for suggestion - have passed on to the emoticon-control-panel and we'll get back to you soonest.

Horton Fri 12-Nov-10 13:41:41

Hooray - thank you. Another voice in support here.

thank you

Jux Fri 12-Nov-10 14:02:43

Ah I was too late to beg, so I'll say thank you nicely. Thank you nicely.

I always thought these were called Pom Bars, because we used to get the imported ones in the vending machines at swimming, which was the only time I used to have them! blush I still call them this now...

Another backer of the pom emoticon...

(crosses fingers whilst frantically munching on PBs)

simonedeboudoir Fri 12-Nov-10 14:19:57

Stealth, have you considered morphing into StealthPomBear at all? y'know, just to underline your commitment

I'm considering simonedepampas after all last night's fun and games wink

nickelbangBANGbang Fri 12-Nov-10 14:21:56

Cheeeese - they are pombars, because they are Germna, and there is an umlaut (2 little dots) above the A.

its anglicized name is Pombear because Ba(umlaut)r is the german for bear.

nickelbangBANGbang Fri 12-Nov-10 14:22:21

I'm backing StealthPomBear as a namechange for SPB as well! grin

PyramidofScotcheggs Fri 12-Nov-10 14:25:31

I'm backing too, that's a great name.
I almost went to town today just for Pom bears but that would have interfered with my sitting down time.

Flowerbomb Fri 12-Nov-10 14:29:38

Yes please. Must have one of these.

StealthPomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 14:41:09

thatnks simone - excellent idea

DancingThroughLife Fri 12-Nov-10 14:48:36

Yes please!!

Brilliant thread. grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Fri 12-Nov-10 14:52:06

Another vote for one!
Think it should be mandatory to all MNetters to offer them at pre dinner drinks.

PMSL at Stealth namechange and at PyramidofScotchEggs

PyramidofScotcheggs Fri 12-Nov-10 15:04:24

Someone stole PomBearAnyone before I got to it.sad

SheWillBeLoved Fri 12-Nov-10 15:36:19
mollyroger Fri 12-Nov-10 15:41:05

or as a gentle ''is it just me or is this poster clearly bonkers'' prop?

BelleDameSansMerci Fri 12-Nov-10 15:47:56

There's an "emoticon-control-panel"?

<Why does this make me think of control panel pants?>

YohoAhoy Fri 12-Nov-10 16:28:48

Please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please please.....


QueenofthePomBears Fri 12-Nov-10 16:31:46

Please add my royal request to your campaign.


southeastastra Fri 12-Nov-10 16:33:25

i dont get it

south explanation

SheWillBeLoved Fantastic!! That's the one we need grin

JulesJules Fri 12-Nov-10 16:40:25

Oh YES. Where do I sign?

I really need a 'Pom Bear' emotion in my life right now thankyou please. smile [pombear]

eilidhexmo Fri 12-Nov-10 16:46:17

Please please please!!!!! grin

I am very pleased that Mnet HQ are cowering under their desks giving this serious consideration.


QueenOfPlanetPomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 17:06:42

Ta Dagrin

Jux Fri 12-Nov-10 17:08:05

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<feels very sorry for rachel@mumsnet who will be hoping desperately you lot will forget about this in a week so no-one has to do anything and she does not have to pitch it at the meeting> grin

Timbachick Fri 12-Nov-10 17:58:13

Ppppppppppppppppllllllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeee eeaaaaaaaaassssssssseeeeeeeeee

RespectTheDoughnut Fri 12-Nov-10 18:07:44

Adding my support grin

AnakisT Fri 12-Nov-10 18:16:16

Adding my support for tasty Pom Bear emoticon

Doha Fri 12-Nov-10 18:20:01

pretty pretty please !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have a jammy dodger and no-one has knocked the doors down of MN towers - perhaps it wasn't worth £9000 a year???

scrappydappydoo Fri 12-Nov-10 18:23:48

Oh definitely - a pombear emoticon would be brill - gets excited about the prospect of a Xmas pombear emoticon

Sitdownandstopwhining Fri 12-Nov-10 18:49:55

It's all I want for Christmas. That was the funniest thread.

BitOfPom Fri 12-Nov-10 18:53:49

Marvellous idea! I usually think that emoticons should be kept to a minimum, but there is clearly a role for this.

cheekyweebesom Fri 12-Nov-10 19:02:17

Pom bear emoticon a must after that hilarious thread!

StealthPomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 19:03:48

oh yes, would the pom bear need a little santa hat??

NettieSnowBalls Fri 12-Nov-10 19:06:26

Marking my place and registering my interest. I will be back to add further interest to ensure we get a [pombear]

Flisspaps Fri 12-Nov-10 19:07:06


TragicallyHipPomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 19:08:40

Brilliant idea!!

Flisspaps Fri 12-Nov-10 19:08:42

A search for Pom Bear on Google brings up the Mumsnet threads as the seventh item on the list.

phipps Fri 12-Nov-10 19:10:56

I thought popcorn was when people were settling back for a big fight!

QueenofthePomBears Fri 12-Nov-10 19:17:40

<looks menacingly at QueenofPlanetPomBear. Well, as menacingly as a Pom Bear can look at anyone>


melonian Fri 12-Nov-10 19:20:19

Yes please, and love shewillbeloved's example- v.cute

I'm the only one who reads porn bear when I see it aren't I? confused blush grin

DirtyMartini Fri 12-Nov-10 19:26:48

No, whomoved, I sometimes do too. I read BoF's namechange as 'BitofPorn' momentarily.

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 12-Nov-10 19:26:48

Wtf is a PomBear???

Shammalamma Fri 12-Nov-10 19:27:09

no lets not its wank

I'll walk over to the Ayes. Pom bears for all. But please let there be a thread explaining how they should be used.Or I'll end up pomming someone when I shouldn't.

KerryMumbles Fri 12-Nov-10 19:30:02

oh gawd


PyramidofScotcheggs Fri 12-Nov-10 19:40:11

Aww, a Pom Bear with a santa hat, how cute would that be?.

And of course necessary to MN for diverting tendencies.

MN, we need this, it's clear.

Please do help yourself top a scotch egggrin

MichaelaS Fri 12-Nov-10 19:40:54

pom bear pom bear pom bear!!!

Shammalamma Fri 12-Nov-10 19:41:32

im wiht mumbles
mumsnet is a miserable cutting place and i intend to keep it that way

choccyp1g Fri 12-Nov-10 19:54:57

What do we want? PomBears!
When do we want them? Now!

PyramidofScotcheggs Fri 12-Nov-10 19:56:25

Well you aren't having any of my scotch eggs you miserable fuckers.

StrangewaysHereICome Fri 12-Nov-10 19:59:07

Oh yes please ....

and what about a [cuckoo clock] emoticon as a response to those comments we wish to ignore? oh yes please!

Yes, yes popcorn is for settling in to watch a good bun fight but what a tasty refreshing change it would be to offer something different grin

See, a multi functional pom bear.

Now we definitely need one.

PomBearAdNauseum Fri 12-Nov-10 20:05:14

<<Jumps on the bandwagon feet first>>

PomBearAdNauseum Fri 12-Nov-10 20:05:46

That's a vote for the emoticon by the way...

CrazyPlateLady Fri 12-Nov-10 20:09:19

PomBears and cuckoo clocks please MN!!!

Pashazade Fri 12-Nov-10 20:12:52

Go PomBears!!! Just for the smile value!

Shammalamma Fri 12-Nov-10 20:24:00

it wasnt even a very funny thread
weird people have a dinner party
whoo hoo

PyramidofScotcheggs Fri 12-Nov-10 20:30:45

Bog off to you toogrin

We need a Pom bear emote.

I wish I had some actually, they make a really good sarnie with inch thick butter on tiger bread.
I've no tiger bread either.

PocketMouse Fri 12-Nov-10 20:41:31

Shammalamma has clearly had a sense of humour bypass.

I'm desperate for this [pombear] now <saddo>

UltimateNachos Fri 12-Nov-10 20:43:14

I concur - Pom Bear emoticon needed!!!
<now tries to try to name change to UltimatePomBear>

Another yes vote here.
The Pom Bear, anyone? bit had me snorting wine through my nose
<very attractively, obviously>

JarethThePomBearKing Fri 12-Nov-10 20:46:45


I will rule you all grin

RapunzelLetDownYourPomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 20:54:54

Damn! wanted Rapunzel Rapunzel but too many letters to have it twice.

UltimatePomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 20:55:47

Nay, I am the ULTIMATE POM BEAR!!! :-D

Pom Bear fights - the next MN trend?!

JarethThePomBearKing Fri 12-Nov-10 20:55:52

[applauds Rapunzel]

PyramidofScotcheggs Fri 12-Nov-10 20:57:41

But are you plain or cheese and onion flavoured Pom Bears?

I favour cheese and onion and would say they rule the plains.

What about a fight between the flavours?
Who would win?

RapunzelLetDownYourPomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 21:03:09

But we do need to establish correct use of [pombear emoticon]. As I see it there are three options:

1. 'Pom Bear anyone?' To diffuse ugly bunfights or fill awkward silences, in the manner of 'more tea vicar?'

2. To infer bonkers-ness in reference to particular postings, in the style of biscuit but specifically to imply 'you are clearly bonkers'

3. To support / give visual reference to <passes popcorn round>


UltimatePomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 21:03:59

Not sure who the winning flavour would be, but surely the winner would be the last one standing when the cuckoo clock chimes?!

JarethThePomBearKing Fri 12-Nov-10 21:04:41

But I am KING of the PomBears

(Images in my head involving David Bowie, Tights, Pom Bears and glass BALLS)


Teaandcakeplease Fri 12-Nov-10 21:08:27

Adding my name to the campaign. Please mumsnet?

thatsnotmymonkey Fri 12-Nov-10 21:11:02

Great thread, love it! I might host a slightlyjaded dinner party in your honour

NotShortImPomBearSized Fri 12-Nov-10 21:15:12

Jareth & Rapunzel They're fab grin

NotShortImPomBearSized Fri 12-Nov-10 21:17:40

And as for the winning flavour, definitely cheese & onion, every time.

JarethThePomBearKing Fri 12-Nov-10 21:28:18


I've never had the C&O PomBear (does that warrant a slightly different emoticon, perhaps tinged slightly green??] am I missing anything?

SheWillBeLoved Fri 12-Nov-10 21:35:13

All worship the POMBEAR!

Pretty please MNHQ take back to dodgy biscuit if you must!

androbbob Fri 12-Nov-10 21:52:43

Hurry up!! We need PomBear icons - will be getting some tomorrow now - red and green ones.

PyramidofScotcheggs Fri 12-Nov-10 21:57:47

PomBear is needed, and much better than the biscuit.
The biscuit is a Jammy Dodger. All cheap wheat and nasty jam.

Pombears are much better, and less jammy.

glitterati Fri 12-Nov-10 22:21:42

can't find pom bears here in the US (12 months of withdrawal symptons) so an emoticon is the next best kind of...yes vote

AandRMum Fri 12-Nov-10 22:57:11

yes yes yes!

PomBearGrylls Fri 12-Nov-10 23:00:57

Can't believe this one was free grin


NotShortImPomBearSized Fri 12-Nov-10 23:01:33


Very fitting grin

ChoccieDoodleyAdventCalender Fri 12-Nov-10 23:03:56

I want a pom bear, am off to namechange.

DoodlingPomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 23:06:07

I'm you recognise me.

On a serious note, MNHQ please please give us a bear shaped emoticon! We could have red, green and blue ones!

JarethThePomBearKing Fri 12-Nov-10 23:06:34
DoodlingPomBear Fri 12-Nov-10 23:09:22

Jareth - loving the £3.93 postage on pom bears, they can't weigh more than 25ggrin

PomBearMartini Fri 12-Nov-10 23:23:33

The PomBear Martini is all the rage amongst the glitterati this festive season.

Mostly vodka, a whisper of vermouth and several PomBears ... perched on a decorative skewer thingy so they don't get soggy.

PomBearMartini Fri 12-Nov-10 23:36:17

MNHQ, how about making it a special limited-edition Christmas emoticon? You need not let us keep it forever, it's just capturing the Pom zeitgeist. Maybe swap it for the biscuit for a while, and then there is no risk of cluttering things up with too many smiley options.

CakeandRoses Fri 12-Nov-10 23:41:31

Crowns SPB and slightlyjaded.

justine it just needs to be a bears face with [bear-shaped snack anyone?] as the typing thingy

CakeandRoses Fri 12-Nov-10 23:42:44

ah but pombearmartini - pombears and biscuits have opposite powers

chipmonkey Fri 12-Nov-10 23:56:17

Signing here![pombear]

TheNoodlesIncident Sat 13-Nov-10 00:40:10

A PomBear is for keeps, not just for Christmas <stern>

I hadn't heard of PomBears before and imagined something sweet like Percy Pig. Now I find it's more like an Organix product. Not disappointing though... we need PomBear emoticon, please!

WildPansy Sat 13-Nov-10 00:42:34

Signing here for the PomBear emoticon. That thread made my sides hurt even before the return invitation.

YeahBut Sat 13-Nov-10 00:43:39

Yes to Pom emoticon!
Bear face with [pom] or [moretea]

WildPansy Sat 13-Nov-10 00:47:15

Or failing that I'll settle for a [turps] emoticon.

JarethThePomBearKing Sat 13-Nov-10 00:49:20

[scowl] at whoever suggested [pombear] should just be a Christmas emoticon.
[stern face]

savoycabbage Sat 13-Nov-10 00:56:31

Come on, give us a Pombear. We never got the penguin one.

MrsBonkers Sat 13-Nov-10 01:03:49

Adding my support smile

PercyPigPie Sat 13-Nov-10 01:21:26

Yes, yes, yes!

thatsnotmymonkey Sat 13-Nov-10 08:24:12

yes please!

TootaLaFruit Sat 13-Nov-10 08:56:11


rodformyownback Sat 13-Nov-10 09:13:13

Oh pleeeeeeeease!!!!!

dutchyoriginal Sat 13-Nov-10 09:17:11

please please pretty pretty please!

TheBolter Sat 13-Nov-10 09:19:13

Please? Funnily enough, I was chuckling at Pom Bears yesterday in Asda, thinking how funny they were! Guaranteed to raise a smile!

PomBearMartini Sat 13-Nov-10 10:15:10

Humph. I maintain that the notion of a limited edition PomBear is entirely feasible (I may have had too many Martinis though)

I just thought maybe any objections to an ever-growing list of smileys might be overridden if we just had it for a while.

[pombear] [pombear] grin

nickelpombear Sat 13-Nov-10 11:46:50

Hee! look at meeeeee!

We can really milk this, you know.

PomBears should pay MN for the advertising...

TheVeryLazyLadybirdPlus1 Sat 13-Nov-10 11:53:09

Backs the Pombear emoticon campaign

Actually, what would be ideal would be a 'Pom Bear Anyone?' emoticon for diffusing awkward moments/ugly bun fights (see scenario 1) and a cuckoo clock or bottle of turps emoticon to imply bonkers posting.

But perhaps the fame is all going to my head and I am getting greedy.

Or not.

I think I may demand my own personal MN branded 3 bedroom trailer, complete with plasma screen sized internet permanently linked to MN, a fridge full of nice ham and no less than 10 crystal bowls which must be filled with Pom Bears which have to be replaced every hour.

[cuckoo clock emoticon]

SeaShellsFiringUpTheQuattro Sat 13-Nov-10 12:23:42

Please please pretty please with a glacé cherry on top mnhq!!

herhonesty Sat 13-Nov-10 12:26:50

vgood idea. as christmas present perhaps mn towers?

Am now considering changing my name to TastesLikePombear...

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 12:51:22

OP; ?????... why?

Teaandcakeplease Sat 13-Nov-10 12:55:30

Daft see post NotShortImFunSized Fri 12-Nov-10 11:23:47 for a link to why.

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 13:10:30

Ok - thanks

amizzymummy Sat 13-Nov-10 14:18:39

please let us......pleeeeaaaaasssseeeeee wink

monkeysmama Sat 13-Nov-10 15:44:56

Just read the original thread and had tears streaming down my face. Thank you!

PennyPomBear Sat 13-Nov-10 16:08:56

Another vote here, yes please!!grin

LynetteScavo Sat 13-Nov-10 16:21:12

Obviously we need a pom bear smiley - but surely MN Towers are going to have to do a deal with Intersnack Limited? And these things don't just happen over night you know!

mypombearisveryold Sat 13-Nov-10 16:40:53

Another vote here. I was laughing at my desk all morning yesterday. [pombear]

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 17:00:04

Sorry - I vote against it.

The only people who will know what it means will be the people who were on that particular thread ( tiny % of m'netters )

Threads come and go - in a few weeks the bonkers couple thread will be a distant be replaced by another 'classic'.

scottishmummy Sat 13-Nov-10 17:02:27

no its the daft bat

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 17:11:56

Plus I didn't think the thread was particularly funny - ( must be me????... I dunno)

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 17:24:28

You saying I'm cliquey SM ?

scottishmummy Sat 13-Nov-10 17:28:00

do you consider yourself daft bat?how illuminating?i mean that handpuppet thingy the ole gimmers link for a wag

Brasso4 Sat 13-Nov-10 17:38:40

Oh yes, we must have one!

StealthPomBear Sat 13-Nov-10 17:40:05

so I assume all you anti pom-bearers were also anti-biscuit?

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 17:50:16

SM - I was joking with you...

Yes, I am also anti - biscuit. Have never used it and never will.

I don't want to pour cold water over the frivolities - it's just the bonkers couple thread sounded like a bad episode of my family.

StealthPomBear Sat 13-Nov-10 18:04:26

shock how can you be anti-biscuit??

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 18:16:50

What has my life become...? I'm discussing my dislike of biscuit smileys with a stranger...

<< cries >>

scottishmummy Sat 13-Nov-10 18:52:50

its the herd oh how we laughed mentality.oh wasnt that funny lets have a wee approved funny list

any stampede toward collective mirth and i think..nah lets not follow the sheep

flyingzebra Sat 13-Nov-10 18:53:52

I thought the thread was pretty nasty actually.

Horton Sat 13-Nov-10 18:58:19

Is your husband called Chopsy?

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 19:28:21

SM - tbh, I gave up about half way through. Couldn't handle all the " I'm crying with laughter "...
Laughing at what? .... all these people are on drugs...that's what I thought.

It wasn't funny - at all.

flyingzebra Sat 13-Nov-10 19:31:07

I'm with you daftpunk - I kept scrolling back through the thread to find the funny bits that I apppeared to have missed.

scottishmummy Sat 13-Nov-10 19:37:54

aye all the oh im wetting myself/defacating with mirth

interesting group dynamic.competing to see who is most amused

daftpunk Sat 13-Nov-10 19:42:39

Flyingzebra: don't waste anymore of your time on it...

<< takes FZ up the pub for a proper laugh >>

LynetteScavo Sat 13-Nov-10 19:57:11

OK, so that's three against.....lots.

In years to come, people will see the bear as a peace keeping symbol.

flyingzebra Sat 13-Nov-10 20:02:18


simonedeboudoir Sat 13-Nov-10 20:11:51

Pom bear, anyone? smile

NettieSnowBalls Sat 13-Nov-10 22:22:00

<only found out recently that biscuit meant no comment blush

FairyArmadillo Sat 13-Nov-10 23:40:02

I'm going with the majority on this thread and voting yes!

(Nettie- I only recently noticed that too. I honestly thought biscuit meant cat's bum face. Still not sure what cat's bum face means.)

HobbitMama Sun 14-Nov-10 05:12:09

It's a yes to the pom bear emoticon from me!! Only read the last page of this thread, but found the pom bear one v funny, so ... pleasepleaseplease to the pbe!!!

scottishmummy Sun 14-Nov-10 12:07:56

what about y'all getting a im wetting myself smiley seeing emotional incontinence runs freely

daftpunk Sun 14-Nov-10 13:23:06

Stop SM - I'm crying with laughter here - i think you're amazing and I love you - << wipes eyes >> and if your dh/dp has ever offered anyone a crisp - I bloody well love him too...

StealthPomBear Sun 14-Nov-10 19:14:10

SM I think you are overthinking this a bit

scottishmummy Sun 14-Nov-10 21:00:40

aye you are right there.i am

RapunzelLetDownYourPomBear Mon 15-Nov-10 13:51:27

Could have donw with the PB emoticon at least twice so far today.

YunoYurbubson Mon 15-Nov-10 14:00:21

A Pom Bear emoticon seems a bit NetMumz if you ask me.

I vote no.

scottishmummy Mon 15-Nov-10 19:57:35

pom bear smiley is soft toys on adult bed

chipmonkey Mon 15-Nov-10 23:20:48

And what's wrong with that?
<<arranges teddies and bunnies on pink flowery quilt, kick's dh out of the way>>>

Where's the PomBear!!! [pout]

I think scottishmummy killed it wink

NotShortImPomBearSized Tue 16-Nov-10 21:29:14

Yeah, where is it? Don't make me keep this ridiculous name. I'm not getting rid of it until the bear arrives

<please make it quick>

scottishmummy Tue 16-Nov-10 23:07:20

my kids like pom do i actually.prawn.its the bastardin gummie bears i hate

Gummie bears... bouncing here and there and everywhere...


give in SM.. you know you want to..

BigHairyLeggedTurkey Thu 18-Nov-10 07:50:48

Completely against it. Because, when people who don't know about the thread/forget about it, there will still be a bloody bear icon on here. A dear little sweet fecking bear icon... then it's a slippery slope down the nm tickers and glitter route... soon there'll be bluebirds, hearts and flowers, and it all started with a bear.

Don't do it MNHQ.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Nov-10 15:25:24


oo-er! We can always take it away again I suppose...

type bear in brackets to use...

Rockbird Thu 18-Nov-10 15:26:48

bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear bear
Bloody marvellous

GeraldineMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Nov-10 16:31:41

bear faced cheek!

rebeccamumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Nov-10 16:33:44

I only just bear ly found out about the bear

DanceInTheDark Thu 18-Nov-10 16:34:31

what is it for?

FairyArmadillo Thu 18-Nov-10 16:46:26


FairyArmadillo Thu 18-Nov-10 16:47:05

Just testing it!

2shoes Thu 18-Nov-10 16:48:05


2shoes Thu 18-Nov-10 16:48:33


2shoes Thu 18-Nov-10 16:48:53

oh yay it worked I like itbear

usualsuspect Thu 18-Nov-10 16:50:14

Its a bit too cutesy for MN

StealthPomBear Thu 18-Nov-10 17:10:00

thank you
I bearly noticed it

vinvinoveritas Thu 18-Nov-10 17:18:33

Message withdrawn

bubblerock Thu 18-Nov-10 17:22:03


Onlyjoking Thu 18-Nov-10 17:24:21

Cute bear

RosieAndGin Thu 18-Nov-10 17:33:32

bear yay

SatinShoes Thu 18-Nov-10 17:33:43


BigHairyLeggedTurkey Thu 18-Nov-10 17:34:45

Oh dear god MNHQ.

<starts chant>




jpg Thu 18-Nov-10 17:55:31

bearbear I love it grinbear

ClearAndPresent Thu 18-Nov-10 18:47:17


ClearAndPresent Thu 18-Nov-10 18:47:32


NettieSnowBalls Thu 18-Nov-10 18:47:48

Woop Woop bear bear bear grin thx I'd like one of those peeing myself emotions that scottishmummy talking bout grin

ClearAndPresent Thu 18-Nov-10 18:49:07


ClearAndPresent Thu 18-Nov-10 18:49:28



NettieSnowBalls Thu 18-Nov-10 18:50:09

Woop Woop bear bear bear grin thx I'd like one of those peeing myself emotions that scottishmummy talking bout grin

NettieSnowBalls Thu 18-Nov-10 18:50:21

Woop Woop bear bear bear grin thx I'd like one of those peeing myself emotions that scottishmummy talking bout grin

NettieSnowBalls Thu 18-Nov-10 18:51:30


JulesJules Thu 18-Nov-10 19:29:07

bear bear

Had to do it while it lasts...

UltimatePomBear Thu 18-Nov-10 19:36:02

bear bear bear


scottishmummy Thu 18-Nov-10 20:42:13

haha thats v did you do that then?now lets work on the mumsnet-weeing-maeslf at that thar joke

ThingOne Thu 18-Nov-10 21:11:36

pombear anyone?

Totallyfloaty35 Fri 19-Nov-10 15:00:18


Milliways Fri 19-Nov-10 21:31:25

Ha Ha - I thought these were for Pudsey Bears when I first saw them today

BelaLugosiinStripes Fri 19-Nov-10 21:57:03


allluckedout Sat 20-Nov-10 17:53:45

bear really?

abouteve Sat 20-Nov-10 18:07:58

I've never heard of Pom Bear before this thread, haven't a clue what reference it is to the Macaroni cheese thread as I couldn't be bothered to read it all. Also I thought bear was for children in need when I noticed it yesterday. I also thought 'popcorn' was an indication that the thread was going to kick off.

Can someone explain? and how I use it. TA

scottishmummy Sat 20-Nov-10 20:12:40

you need an explanation of what smilies to use?surely not

the pom bear thread was funny enough but the collective ah'm weeing maself and competing to see who had biggest piddle puddle was bit ott

Stardown Wed 24-Nov-10 15:06:30

I don't have the bear on mine??


Just testing like.

StrandedBear Tue 03-Apr-12 11:08:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

juneybean Tue 03-Apr-12 11:10:51

Yes apparently this thread (the Campaign for Pombear Emoticon) sprung from the thread that juney linked above. It is well worth a read... coffee / snort / keyboard etc!

blapbird Mon 09-Apr-12 13:15:40


KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 09-Apr-12 13:24:23


CamelKnees Tue 07-Aug-12 21:05:12

Does this still work.... bear

CamelKnees Tue 07-Aug-12 21:05:36


Tech (MNHQ) Wed 08-Aug-12 21:50:49

Isn't that what this is: bear ?

Tech (MNHQ) Wed 08-Aug-12 21:51:08

Oops should read whole thread before posting....

I love you Tech grin bear

McHappyPants2012 Tue 11-Sep-12 17:09:26


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