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MotherSuperiorHelenMumsnet - Sorry, have I missed something? When did that happen?

Has MN turned into a Cult* without me noticing or have you all had to take your orders of never logging into another site ever and being brides of Mumsnet?

I am guessing I've just missed something, but without Advanced Search working, I'm having to ask direct.

* To be fair, it already has some of the markings of being a cult, just without the flowing robes, strange men sitting in lotus position mainsplaining life and the promise of greatness depending on how much money you donate.

Mansplaining, not mainsplaining.


Can't even blame autocorrect for that one.

MotherSuperiorHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 13:24:54


Sorry. Got diverted by the Nuns thread at the weekend and didn't change my name back. blush


I'd keep it.

Suits you grin.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 13:29:15



I'd keep it.

Suits you grin.

Hmm. Not quite sure how to take that...

Take it as a compliment of course. Think Sound of Music...

"Climb every mountain, ban every troll..."

that kind of thing.

Pascha Mon 21-Jan-13 16:00:06

Is there a coup d'etat in the offing?

EmpressOfThePuddle Mon 21-Jan-13 16:15:15

Ooh yes. But if Helen is Mother Superior, who's Maria? Olivia?

# how do you solve a problem like Oliviaaaaaaaa, #

well it kind of scans, but sounds a bit mean.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 16:39:41


Doh a dear-god, another troll
Ray, a drop of throwing buns
Me, a name sock-puppets call themselves

<rearranges wimple>

Time on my hands + sound of music.

This could have promise.

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 17:05:11

Mumsnet on biscuits and childcare and kittens
Bright women talking and debating mittens
Twigs and pebbly shit tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

Cream coloured mum boots and crisp apple streudels
Face creams and haircuts and dresses and poodles
Costume designs for my son who's a king
These are a few of my favorite things

When the troll strikes
When the site crashed
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Rebecca, I am HOWLING with laughter here. Utter genius grin.

Pascha Mon 21-Jan-13 17:18:25


MumVsKids Mon 21-Jan-13 17:20:10

Brilliant Rebecca. I didn't jut sing that out loud to make sure it all fits correctly


InNeatCognac Mon 21-Jan-13 17:22:34

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PoppyWearer Mon 21-Jan-13 17:24:53

<wild applause>

CarpeJugulum Mon 21-Jan-13 17:25:02

But are any of them on the run?

nannynick Mon 21-Jan-13 17:27:38

Excellent... now who will sing it and create a photo montage to fit with it so that it can become the next YouTube sensation?

EmpressOfThePuddle Mon 21-Jan-13 17:28:12

Fantastic Rebecca!
<narrows eyes>
I seem to remember you telling me you only sing when drunk....

Have you lot broken the gin out early?

MmeLindor Mon 21-Jan-13 17:28:40

I totally sung that to make sure it worked, Rebecca.


CarrieDon Mon 21-Jan-13 17:28:46

Very good!!

RebeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 17:31:10

wine wink grin

Bicnod Mon 21-Jan-13 17:36:39


Trills Mon 21-Jan-13 17:49:21

It's not in keeping with the theme but I like a little bit of

It's their website and they'll delete what they want to
Delete what they want to
Delete what they waaant tooo
You would delete tooo if it happened to yooou

MrsGeologist Mon 21-Jan-13 17:50:29

Forgive me mumsnet, for I have sinned.

I have never seen The Sound of Music.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 21-Jan-13 17:52:22


I totally sung that to make sure it worked, Rebecca.


She's good, isn't she?

You should see her in a wimple...

KnottyLocks Mon 21-Jan-13 17:54:39

It's their habits you need to watch out for wink

Rebecca that was fab. Cheered me up from my lack of a snow day nearly!

Tee2072 Mon 21-Jan-13 18:04:27

Rebecca that rocks!!!

I think we need a live stage version on YouTube...

CotherMuckingFunt Mon 21-Jan-13 18:12:55

Thank fuck for that MrsGeologist - I thought I was the only one. Now, how the hell does a Hail Mary go?

CotherMuckingFunt Mon 21-Jan-13 18:13:56

Probably shouldn't have used 'hell' there. Oh well, at least it will be warm where I'm going...

Tee2072 Mon 21-Jan-13 18:14:43

I think the fuck was a bit worse that the hell, even with context...

I will love hell. All my friends will be there...

CotherMuckingFunt Mon 21-Jan-13 18:15:22

Ahh yes. Umm... Merde?

wine Cother. I have NO idea what you're on about, but its lovely all the same.

How can you not have seen the Sound of Music? shock

CotherMuckingFunt Mon 21-Jan-13 18:45:30

I had a sad and neglected childhood sad

FrankWippery Mon 21-Jan-13 18:57:25

Genius dear Rebecca. Elegantly howling and snorting.

Tee - awesome! I'll be going there too. I knew I could be sure of some chums.

Cother - I'm appalled. This will be remedied soonest.

CotherMuckingFunt Mon 21-Jan-13 19:01:58

I had decided that Christmas 2012 would be the Christmas that I finally watched The Sound of Music and that Singing In The Rain thing but they WEREN'T ON. I feel cheated.

MrsWembley Mon 21-Jan-13 19:31:20

MNHQ, wtf is going down in your office? Have We're going to run around the museum for a couple of hours this afternoon. Are you free?you surfed all that there is to surf and are now reduced to entertaining the nest of vipers?

Oh, and Cother, you absolutely need to buy the DVD; you won't regret it, I promise.grin

MrsWembley Mon 21-Jan-13 19:32:36


I think I pasted a little extra into that message...


Tee2072 Mon 21-Jan-13 19:35:26

Writing an email, MrsW? grin

Shaky Mon 21-Jan-13 19:37:47

Brilliant Rebecca That was brilliant grin

The Sound of MNusic!

Isabeller Mon 21-Jan-13 19:50:29

Reminder for you, Cother

Hail Maryz, AnyFucker and GracieFjords,
Blessed art thou amongst Mumsnetters
and blessed is the hmm of thy post,
LTB, Grow Up and biscuit,
Make us pay for our unreasonableness,
Now and at the hour of our deletion

Ahh, women wine

( on the way to hell now )

CotherMuckingFunt Mon 21-Jan-13 19:52:48

Thank you! It was the biscuit I was missing. Now, where are those bollocking beads?

Tee2072 Mon 21-Jan-13 20:32:08

See, all of MN is going to hell so we'll have plenty of people to talk to.

Of course, I'm Jewish and don't actually have hell, but I'll be there anyway. Promise.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Mon 21-Jan-13 20:34:48


Loving the lyrics

EduCated Mon 21-Jan-13 21:02:06



MrsWembley Mon 21-Jan-13 22:33:34

Can I come, Tee?

I have my very own handbasket for transportation...

Tee2072 Tue 22-Jan-13 07:39:13

Excellent MrsW!

TanteRose Tue 22-Jan-13 07:58:07

Our Mumsnet, who art in HQ
Hallowed be thy namechange
Thy talkboard come, thy deletions be done
On-line as it is in convos
Give us this day our daily biscuit
And forgive us our wine, as we forgive them that tell us we are BU
And lead us not into Netmums
But deliver us from trolls
For thine is the hmm, the power and the flowers
For ever and ever,

Ah, women grin

Isabeller Tue 22-Jan-13 08:17:39

Love it Tante grin

Brilliant brilliant brilliant thread.
Clever bunch of poets

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