MN allows racism to stand

(606 Posts)
amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 14:50:12

I have reported it 3 times today, 1 before 9am.
Heard nothing from them.

usualsuspect3 Tue 13-Nov-12 16:56:01

Oh my , hehehehe grin

MmeLindor Tue 13-Nov-12 16:56:09

Um. I do think that MNHQ are likely busy after the TREMENDOUS event of the weekend and a report about someone calling French 'frogs' is likely not going to be top of the to do list.

Rude, possibly xenophobic (depending on content) - yes.

Racist - no.

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 16:56:35

would it be ok to say, "mad as a box of French people?" would that be better?

Or "mad as a patisserie of French people?"

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Tue 13-Nov-12 16:56:49

Ahahahahahahahahahahahaaaa

Greensleeves Tue 13-Nov-12 16:56:51

hully did she buggery!

hawhonhawhonhahwon <munches garlic>

rubyrubyruby Tue 13-Nov-12 16:57:32

"mad as a box of frogs' means - erm frogs doesn't it? Not French people confused

....... bit rascist to assume that I think.

MmeLindor Tue 13-Nov-12 16:57:43

XP with ever so diplomatic HelenMN

It's an expression. It's not racist. You fruit loop.

VirginiaDare Tue 13-Nov-12 16:58:35

It's about actual frogs, you dingbat!

amillionyears Tue 13-Nov-12 16:58:54

Other posters, like I do, sometimes do a search if the op is new and upset about something.
The op herself said she had only made 3 previous posts.
One of those posts mentioned that her children were in the french education system.
It is going to be a bit naive to think that mentions of boxes of frogs, and frogs were not remotely to do with this.

BornSour Tue 13-Nov-12 16:58:57

gringringringringrin

There is no racism in 'mad as a box of frogs' confused

Frogs are amphibians and don't have a race.

It's a common, everyday term meaning - "goodness, look at that box of frogs being all mad and boingy like".

Greensleeves Tue 13-Nov-12 16:59:33

She called her a dingbat! Miiiiisssssss!

[snail porridge emoticon]

usualsuspect3 Tue 13-Nov-12 16:59:43

Was it on the thread where you were telling us to be careful what we said?

crazynanna Tue 13-Nov-12 17:00:21

Busted

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 17:00:23

What about cheese eating surrender monkeys?

Where do we stand on that?

BornSour Tue 13-Nov-12 17:00:38

Sorry, xpost.

I don't check anyone's posting history before I reply to a thread.

You'd have to be mad as a box of frogs to go that.

MmeLindor Tue 13-Nov-12 17:00:53

'Mad as a boîte de grenouille'

Do the French use the expression 'mad as a box of bulldogs' about the British?

usualsuspect3 Tue 13-Nov-12 17:00:56

Theres lots of deletions on that thread, did you get a bit carried away with the report button?

HullyEastergully Tue 13-Nov-12 17:01:03

PLEASE link me to the thread

usualsuspect3 Tue 13-Nov-12 17:02:24
MmeLindor Tue 13-Nov-12 17:02:48

That's daft, amillion.

If I were to search every posters history for potential to be offended, I'd never get aound to posting anything.

BlameItOnTheCuervHoHoHo Tue 13-Nov-12 17:03:04

Don't be such a dingbat. You are drawing rather spurious assumptions based on the way your own terminally offended mind works.

Croaky!

MrsCampbellBlack Tue 13-Nov-12 17:03:26

Golly mad as a box of frogs is surely a pretty tame insult isn't it?

So just to clarify we can call someone a c word but not a frog? In the non-french person sense more the likes to sit on lily pads sense?

MrsDeVere Tue 13-Nov-12 17:04:38

Bwah ha ha ha ha ha ha

Really? Someone calls someone else as 'mad as a box of frogs' and you say they are being racist?

Get away.

<puts serious head on> you do realise that you are trivialising actual racism don't you?
Please stop doing that. Its annoying.
Thank you.

MotherfuckingMorrisMan Tue 13-Nov-12 17:05:06

pag lol at 'it was ace'

It bloody WAS. I have no idea why the hell I was awake and mumsnetting at 6am on a Sunday but I was thrilled in any case.

PAG are you coming to the meet up? I can't see your name on the list.

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