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Here's what I don't get about Mumsnet postings

(116 Posts)
TheGreatGatsby Tue 15-Jan-13 23:10:23

1. Why would you use so many acronyms? Is it really so much more time consuming to write "my son" than "DS"? Just type what you mean people, it's only a few more characters.
2. What is the strikethrough all about?? Every other message seems to include a sentence or two that the poster has inexplicably chosen to apply strikethrough to. Can anyone explain why? Do people really find it witty?

CuttedUpPear Tue 15-Jan-13 23:42:56

I think if you've been here a long time you may well have run out of salient or even witty points to make so you just prat about a bit with bears and strikethroughs.
<speaks for self>

InLove You didn't work that out yourself did you? I hope not blush

Cunty Corner will upset the POs, GetO betcha don't give a fuck.

I haev never done a bear.

ZooAnimals Tue 15-Jan-13 23:45:15

chipping that reminds me of school.

Teacher; do you think this is funny? <hold up text book with penis drawn on it>
Pupil; confused <obviously otherwise I wouldn't have done it>

<whole class trying not to laugh>

OeufsEnCocotte Tue 15-Jan-13 23:46:55

OP, like many other internet fora forums MN has its own language and culture. You need to lurk moar (as per Rule 33).

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

IceAndSliceOfBrainsPlease Tue 15-Jan-13 23:48:32

zoo, DP & I have agreed on many, many occasions that there is never anything so amusing as a scribbled drawing of a spurting cock.

noviceoftheday Tue 15-Jan-13 23:49:38

Does anyone else find themselves wanting to use strike throughs in emails at work or is it just me?blush

I try strike throughs and grins in texts. Think that means I have a problem

WifeofPie Tue 15-Jan-13 23:56:01

I think in strike through.

MrsBeep Wed 16-Jan-13 00:02:37

I'm fairly new to the MN world, but I like abbreviations. And I'm loving the bear !

Can someone tell me what HTH stands for though?

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 16-Jan-13 00:02:55

YY to strike through addiction, novice.

I would happily vote for Cunty Corner, but I've already got one topic request on my nagging list up and running with MNHQ.

ThePathanKhansWitch Wed 16-Jan-13 00:03:04

Usual what is DILLGAF? mysterious fucker
bear with us OP.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 16-Jan-13 00:03:26

It means Hope That Helps.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 16-Jan-13 00:04:19

Do I look like I give a fuck = DILLIGAF

rimmerfleadick Wed 16-Jan-13 00:05:27

hard throbbing head

Happy to help.

MrsBeep Wed 16-Jan-13 00:05:31

Thanks TheDoctrineOfSnatch

ThePathanKhansWitch - search for Kevin Bloody Wilson in You Tube. ;-)

MrsBeep Wed 16-Jan-13 00:06:26

You spoilt the surprise now Snatch!

ThingummyBob Wed 16-Jan-13 00:07:37

Here you go then strikethrough for using anywhere grin

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 16-Jan-13 00:07:54

Aw, sorry! I didn't even know where DILLIGAF was from, just seen it around enough to figure it out.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 16-Jan-13 00:09:01

Ooh, thanks Bob!

ThingummyBob Wed 16-Jan-13 00:09:36

gah, where did the rest of my post go shock

the link is for Wife i also think in strikethrough in rl

ThingummyBob Wed 16-Jan-13 00:10:57

<<taps nose>> no problem Snatch, now you can amuse annoy your fb friends etc too

ThePathanKhansWitch Wed 16-Jan-13 00:19:51

Thankyou.
TheDoctrine of Snatch I luffs your name<off topic>
<OP, do you hate the creepy wee bracket thing too?> grin.

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