What are the iconic MN phrases?

(68 Posts)
MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:27:44

As local editor for a MN Local site, I am organising discounts with businesses in my area.

They can do this by starting a thread in local where they offer a special deal for MNetters.

I thought it would be good to have a MNetty phrase or word as a password, rather than just 'Could you deduct the MN discount please?'

So, you would walk into a shop, select what you wanted to purchase and whisper 'PomBears' to the shopkeeper. smile

Any ideas? Most of them are a bit naughty (such as Norks), so they might not want to use them.

NeverBeenToMe Sun 13-Jan-13 11:28:44


MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:31:34

Ha. That might work for some businesses, I guess. Maybe I should approach divorce lawyers.

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 13-Jan-13 11:34:37


Foggles Sun 13-Jan-13 11:37:32

Maternity wear - bump

Butchers - Naice Ham

Or, Mners could do a discreet "Ahem" like MNHQ do when we are norty grin

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:38:01

oh, of course. DOH. That would be a good one. 'Am I being unreasonable to ask for a discount' would be funny.

Am I being unreasonable

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:38:43

oooh, I like the idea of connecting it to the kind of shop, such as naice ham

Foggles Sun 13-Jan-13 11:39:29

Do you sell "twigs & pebbly shit"?

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:47:19

Local Site - in case you don't know it yet.

You have to register with a local user name, so you can keep your anonymity if you prefer.

We are organising meet ups, offering discounts and deals with local businesses, advertising local events such as school fetes - you can add your own event or business there.

We are also adding Things To Do for your area, and you can review local businesses, look for recommended tradesmen and lots more.

The more you use the local site, the more discounts we can wangle for you from local businesses.

happynewmind Sun 13-Jan-13 13:24:02

leave the bastard
Pom bears
Sausage rolls
naice ham

are the publishable ones grin

happynewmind Sun 13-Jan-13 13:25:46

Or hobnobs

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 15:19:09

You can never go wrong with Hobnobs.

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 18:28:54

Gin O'clock

For off licence smile


MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 21:37:43

Would that be including the T-Rex hand motions?

IamtheZombie Sun 13-Jan-13 23:18:14

Zombie's first thought (FOTHFSOFAWYGTFOSM) seems inappropriate having read the thread...

IamtheZombie Sun 13-Jan-13 23:19:01

And she got the initials wrong...


WildThong Sun 13-Jan-13 23:21:06


Selks Sun 13-Jan-13 23:22:10

Fanjo. grin

thekitchenfairy Sun 13-Jan-13 23:24:12

What ever happened to lentil weaving??? Lentil weavers???? This is the phrase I have most used in RL and been outed,as serious partaker of MN! <shows age and runs for hills> grin

Doinmummy Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:01

Fruit shoot

What about the goat? Won't somebody PLEASE think of the goat?

thekitchenfairy Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:51

Or wine o'clock ... As quoted in various guardian and Sunday times articles...

LineRunner Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:52

God is lentil weaving an MN phrase?

MmeLindor Mon 14-Jan-13 00:12:09

I fear that one is slightly too obscure. What does it mean?

It did remind me of TSSNCOP - The Secret Service Never Comment On Procedure

I love GOAT

IamtheZombie Mon 14-Jan-13 00:20:28


< whispers > Fuck Off To The Far Side Of Fuck And When You Get There Fuck Off Some More.

MmeLindor Mon 14-Jan-13 00:31:25


Perhaps not what we want to tell potential advertisers. We won't see them again, that is for sure.

TameGaloot Mon 14-Jan-13 00:39:52

This 'item name' will pass

EmpressOfThePuddle Mon 14-Jan-13 00:42:28

Maybe best not to use 'Your post makes you sound like an arse and here's why'
Hairdressers - MN haircut.
Food shops - River of sweetcorn.

blondieminx Mon 14-Jan-13 01:08:56

"ooooh I really fancy some cutted up pear"

Or a MN discount card with a pombear on it? [pombear]

MrsShrek3 Mon 14-Jan-13 02:03:14

defo link to the type of shop....I'm coming to your area just so I can say I need naice ham and aibu in one sentencegrin grin
don't forget SWSNBN....

EmpressOfThePuddle Mon 14-Jan-13 09:14:23

Nest of vipers!

MmeLindor Mon 14-Jan-13 10:47:44

Nest of Vipers is excellent!

Yes, I love the idea of linking to a type of shop.

The shop I am thinking of sells interior design and gift ware. Wonder if I can persuade her to have the secret code, 'Do you sell twigs and pebbly shit?'

(is that the right quote?)

BumpingFuglies Mon 14-Jan-13 11:21:14

52 inch plasma TV - electricals
Goat - universal
Did you mean to be so rude?

BumpingFuglies Mon 14-Jan-13 11:22:07


BumpingFuglies Mon 14-Jan-13 11:23:36

bear on the discount card. But that's advertising I suppose?

EmpressOfThePuddle Mon 14-Jan-13 11:30:32

Yes, OFRS for luggage or outdoors type shops!

MmeLindor Mon 14-Jan-13 14:04:47

What if the MNetter is buying a 52 inch plasma TV shock

lolol at OFRS for outdoors shop

EmpressOfThePuddle Mon 14-Jan-13 22:21:12

Easy. Brain bleach!

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 15-Jan-13 08:33:14

Did you mean to sound so rude - DYMTSSR
no is a complete sentence - NIACS

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 15-Jan-13 08:36:19

Can I write "cocklodger" here as I really want to write it on another thread but the OP's not ready yet?

EmpressOfThePuddle Tue 15-Jan-13 08:51:15


Sex shop. Or pet shop at a push grin

MmeLindor Tue 15-Jan-13 15:46:34

Cocklodger for an Estate Agents, surely?

EmpressOfThePuddle Tue 15-Jan-13 16:06:36


TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 15-Jan-13 17:05:31

Terry Wogan
The bat
Thread police
Shiney penguins

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 15-Jan-13 17:06:04

And of course


Shaky Tue 15-Jan-13 17:11:15


Sound the KLAXON

EmpressOfThePuddle Tue 15-Jan-13 17:12:35

Oh yes. "Don't mention the Mitmoo."

Shaky Tue 15-Jan-13 17:15:09

Bunfight at the bakery!

EmpressOfThePuddle Tue 15-Jan-13 17:22:11

Puddle. Now!

MmeLindor Tue 15-Jan-13 18:03:47

We could use Penguins for a discounted zoo visit.

Or Wankbadgers, but it would have to be a zoo with a great SOH.

Bunfight for a bakery is great.

BumpingFuglies Wed 16-Jan-13 11:13:40

Mme good point about the TV grin

BumpingFuglies Wed 16-Jan-13 11:16:53

HHT - Hairy Handed Trucker
UBD - Under Bridge Dweller

SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 16-Jan-13 16:26:16

Laminated Wankbadger, surely? <prepares own P45>

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Wed 16-Jan-13 18:57:34

Creepy wee brackets

Shaky Wed 16-Jan-13 20:53:36

<ARF at SandyMumsnet >

Shaky Wed 16-Jan-13 20:55:04

T. rex for a discount at ASDA

Coconutty Wed 16-Jan-13 21:00:30

He is a c u n t pops up a lot.

Ignore spaces, kindle keeps censoring me.

Creeping Wed 16-Jan-13 21:22:05


Shaky Wed 16-Jan-13 21:28:51

Or What the actual Jeff

MmeLindor Wed 16-Jan-13 23:33:11

Not sure we could get potential advertisers to agree to cunt being the secret word.

Gynaes perhaps?

John Lewis would be 'Is it OK if it shit on this pouffe?'

See, I would fail the secret password test due to lack of competence!

I meant to say 'Is it OK if I shit on this pouffe?'

BrainSurgeon Fri 18-Jan-13 08:42:48

I think it was "shat" on a pouffe, and has to be in a Sean connery accent <pedant>

Loving this, Mme! Will think of something to contribute when I have stopped laughing

MmeLindor Thu 24-Jan-13 12:46:42

Love the JL one. Do you think they will go for it?

What about outdoor shop - 'I need to kit myself out for going to the far side of fuck'

MmeLindor Thu 24-Jan-13 12:47:47

oooh, and one for Travel Agents ...

'Thickos on TripAdvisor.com recommend your company'

amazingmumof6 Sun 27-Jan-13 17:30:34

how about DMN? as in Dear/Darling MumsNetter - but can also read as




oh and must add wink

TheDoctrineOfSciAndNatureClub Wed 30-Jan-13 00:48:49

Fab phrase by Bupcakes to TobyLerone earlier:

I'm going to kick you in the clunge, Lerone.

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