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To think it's about time MNetters gave up the pretence

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BlueyDragon Sat 27-Nov-10 23:38:21

...that we don't do hugs. Plenty are given, just described as un-MNetty. Why? We have the bear, we have the biscuit. Why not the [hug]?

nevergoogle Sat 27-Nov-10 23:41:00

<headbuts blueydragon and leaves thread>

AgentZigzag Sat 27-Nov-10 23:41:27

I unashamably (is that a word?) hand out hugs whenever the situation arises smile

But then I've never been on NetMums and seen for myself the devestation they can wreck.

Tiredmumno1 Sat 27-Nov-10 23:41:39


is that better grin

UnrequitedSkink Sat 27-Nov-10 23:41:54

Please, HOW do you get that pombear?!

SantasNutellaFairy Sat 27-Nov-10 23:42:29

because hugs are offered freely and indiscriminately and insincerely on other forums.

When they are offered here, it's generally because there are no words to console/advise, although most will have tried to use those first.

AgentZigzag Sat 27-Nov-10 23:43:07

Have you no manners nevergoogle? grin

Never. headbutt. the. OP. and. leave.

At least stay to see the effects of it.

bees474 Sat 27-Nov-10 23:43:17

What is that teddy thing?

marriednotdead Sat 27-Nov-10 23:44:22

[*bear*] without the *s.

SNF has got it in a nutshell.

tethersjinglebellend Sat 27-Nov-10 23:44:52


<<<<cops a feel>>>>

mylifewithstrangers Sat 27-Nov-10 23:47:55

YANBU. I get right fecked off seeing the 'Have an un-mumsnetty hug' thing (and it happens a lot). MNetters are by and large a big-hearted and compassionate lot (you are you buggers, admit it). What is the shame in offering a hug? We all need one sometimes, virtual or not

<hugs all round>

PrincessBoo Sat 27-Nov-10 23:49:21

'Hugs' are fine.

However, 'Hugzzzz hun/hon' deserves an instant electric shock from the keyboard.

SantasNutellaFairy Sat 27-Nov-10 23:49:36

<fends off indiscriminte hugs>

urgh- get those things away from me!grin

BlueyDragon Sat 27-Nov-10 23:50:05

Goodness me, I'm not suggesting entirely indiscriminate hugging. I have sufficient faith in your average MNetter to believe that there won't be Public Displays of Affection all over the threads. In fact I'd like to prove it by offering nevergoogle outside rather than any sort of conciliatory/understanding hug.

If it's a matter of inter-nicene thread pride, then of course we should continue to pretend we don't offer hugs unless we are behaving in a fashion other than the norm. I just wondered if perhaps we couldn't just offer a hug when we felt like it and without having to explain them. I'm not the huggy type so don't have a fear of spraying them around without thinking.

Unrequited, try [ bear ] without the spaces.

LaWeaselMys Sat 27-Nov-10 23:50:45

I don't think I have ever offered a hug.

[cold-hearted bitch alert]

[actually usually just don't feel like I've got anything to add at that point.]

UnrequitedSkink Sat 27-Nov-10 23:51:12


UnrequitedSkink Sat 27-Nov-10 23:51:36

Yippeeee! Big hugs to all who helped grin

catinthehat2 Sat 27-Nov-10 23:51:47

I don't even do hugs in real life if I can avoid it.


BlueyDragon Sat 27-Nov-10 23:51:58

PrincessBoo, I am with you on that.

GrimmaTheNome Sat 27-Nov-10 23:53:04

but we don't want [heart], do we?

BlueyDragon Sat 27-Nov-10 23:53:35

So don't do it here catinthehat2. I'm not suggesting you have to, just that you should be able to if you want to.

BlueyDragon Sat 27-Nov-10 23:54:02

Ugh, Grimma, no.

BlueyDragon Sat 27-Nov-10 23:54:53

And thank you Tiredmum.

catinthehat2 Sat 27-Nov-10 23:57:09

"you should be able to if you want to"


<raises pitchfork>

KatieScarlett2833 Sat 27-Nov-10 23:57:11

bear anyone?

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