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that [hmm] sceptical smiley

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claire70 Sat 24-Jul-10 21:22:39

hmm is much over used on MN in my opinion. Each time I see it, I think the poster is trying to convey some sort of superiority but doesn't have the word power to express themselves.

BitOfFun Sat 24-Jul-10 21:23:24


notnowbernard Sat 24-Jul-10 21:23:41


Boring and been done to death IMO

Ladyanonymous Sat 24-Jul-10 21:23:49


and hmm

claire70 Sat 24-Jul-10 21:25:45

ok.. just to indulge me because i still like words better than pictures.. what exactly does it mean?

belledechocolatefluffybunny Sat 24-Jul-10 21:26:14

[wish there was a yawn smiley] hmm

2kids2dogsandahorse Sat 24-Jul-10 21:26:48

I think it means hmmmmm or confused or wtf are you on about

MathsMadMummy Sat 24-Jul-10 21:26:49

ohhhh no I love it.

but - I WANT A JUDGEYPANTS SMILEY!!! pleeeeeease MNHQ!

notnowbernard Sat 24-Jul-10 21:29:39

I consider it a "yeah, right" response

claire70 Sat 24-Jul-10 21:31:12

so belledechocolatefluffybun in this context does it mean "I want to be condescending" but can't think of the words/ be bothered to write them out?

JUDGEYPANTS smiley - that would be a good one.

Maybe its just that one smiley is being used to say 10 different things which is why it appears so often

... I think you are wrong
... your views are unacceptable
... I want to convey superiority
... I don't knwo what to say but I want to seem all knowing

etc etc

doggiesayswoof Sat 24-Jul-10 21:36:26

Well, it's supposed to be "a sceptical face"

and I suppose there are many reasons why you might feel sceptical

- I don't believe you (troll)
- You're talking pish
- I can't believe you just said that
- You are naive
- The scenario you describe is most unlikely

I've often seen it used in a self-deprecating way too.

IMoveTheStars Sat 24-Jul-10 21:37:19

hmm and biscuit

MiladyDeSummer Sat 24-Jul-10 21:41:15

I think it's a very useful emoticon. I'm a moderator of another forum and insisted it was imported for use there too.

Wish I could make this face hmm convincingly in RL to be honest grin

MiladyDeSummer Sat 24-Jul-10 21:43:26

Agree it is often used in a self-deprecating way. I often use it to take the piss out of myself as opposed to this blush

ThatVikRinA22 Sat 24-Jul-10 21:45:04

ive just been given the hmm face while trying to suggest a school bag ffs! some bloody people....<wanders off muttering>

belledechocolatefluffybunny Sat 24-Jul-10 21:45:19

No, I really want a yawn smiley.

ThatVikRinA22 Sat 24-Jul-10 21:46:46

a yawn smiley would be good.

LifeOfKate Sat 24-Jul-10 21:47:18

It can be a little irritating when directed towards other posters, but I do like it very much when people are using it to convey emotions which have come to the surface when having experiences with stupid people (notably DPs)

For instance:

"DH thinks it is amusing to fart and then cry 'Ted!' as if the revolting sound/smell actually came from the cat and not himself hmm "

HecateQueenOfWitches Sat 24-Jul-10 21:50:41

Bugger the hmm face, that damned biscuit makes me want to slap people. It's so rude!

scottishmummy Sat 24-Jul-10 21:50:44

reading way too much into it.just a daft wee humphy face. the angryangry faces indicative a thread gone tits up

NancysGarden Sat 24-Jul-10 21:51:35

I think the OP has a point: personally I think (and am not suggesting OP agrees) some people are quite rude on MN. But I wouldn't outlaw the hmm, it has its uses for sure. As does biscuit which at times speaks when only rude words would do. Less rude.

belledechocolatefluffybunny Sat 24-Jul-10 21:52:09

I think we need a bull shit smiley, this would be fantastic.

QueeferSutherland Sat 24-Jul-10 21:52:45

I like it.
I especially like it when done in a comedic was, as described by Kate.^^

DS just ate a moth.hmm

I still think we need a catsbum emoticon.
<stomps foot>

scottishmummy Sat 24-Jul-10 21:55:23

pile of keech symbol would be useful

KickArseQueen Sat 24-Jul-10 21:56:07

oh! A BULLSHIT SMILEY! Could it have little horns??? grin

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