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To think I do not have the right wit to be on MN?

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NorksAkimbo Fri 24-Jun-11 23:02:00

I am clever and have a good sense of humour, but I can't keep up with some of the quick witted responses to some of these threads. So, while I can appreciate how funny the comments are, I just can't join in!!
Am I hopeless??

PS. there was wine involved in the writing of this thread. Is that a start?

mrsdonkeybucketVAMOSRAFA Fri 24-Jun-11 23:03:18

Oh yes, helps a lot ! Especially on Fri. nights.

No worries about keeping up, just join in ! grin

microserf Fri 24-Jun-11 23:06:13

oh, i often feel the same way. the wine helps. there are some damnably quickwitted people on MN.

i find my own posts annoyingly earnest TBH.

begonyabampot Fri 24-Jun-11 23:10:21

ha, me too microserf. Funny but in real life i can be a bit of a clown - doesn't really transfer well to the PC and I end up sounding like the daughter of Mary Whitehouse!

mrsdonkeybucketVAMOSRAFA Fri 24-Jun-11 23:10:59

I just waffle on regardless. grin

NorksAkimbo Fri 24-Jun-11 23:11:20

Oh...I feel so much better!! Seriously, I want to have great responses to some of these threads, particularly the light hearted ones, and I just can't do it. To be fair, I'm not very quick in RL, either grin I'm one of those that thinks of great comebacks hours after! blush

VanillaRooibos Fri 24-Jun-11 23:11:35

YOu are not alone....I can never think of quick witted answers and it seems that everyone else do they come up with this stuff

Shinyshoes1 Fri 24-Jun-11 23:12:01

I very often get ignored, I wouldn't worry about it .

We should all sit on the loners bench with lots of wine to go around

GreenEyesandHam Fri 24-Jun-11 23:12:42

I'm the same. By the time I've typed out something funny, the thread has moved on, and I just look like a slow witted dumbass

NorksAkimbo Fri 24-Jun-11 23:13:02

I know!!! I am usually crying with laughter at many of these, but can I think of ANYTHING to add??? Of course not!

NorksAkimbo Fri 24-Jun-11 23:13:48

Shiny I agree!! <passes the bottle>

shakey1500 Fri 24-Jun-11 23:13:59

I also believe myself to have a quick wit but I quickly learnt that I am a mere dot on the landscape compared to some of the insanely funny posters on here.

It's my mission in life now to post somthing so high up in the witty stakes to have readers comment on it for a few pages smile

I did get a mention once, when I first joined (few months ago), got all giddy with excitement but haven't managed it since confused

I love it here smile

midlandsmumof4 Fri 24-Jun-11 23:14:22

Friday night thread-good. You are not alone.......grin.

NorksAkimbo Fri 24-Jun-11 23:15:32

Hooray!! I managed to do something right!!!

midlandsmumof4 Fri 24-Jun-11 23:18:30

Have lost count of the number of times I've composed a comment then not posted and when I have plucked up the courage I find I'm about 20 posts down so it's no longer relevant.....probably like this one. grin.

BrokenBananaTantrum Fri 24-Jun-11 23:22:16

I just lurk a lot because I feel the same. Also sometimes can't fathom the way some threads go completely the opposite way to what I expected and people get a kicking

BrokenBananaTantrum Fri 24-Jun-11 23:23:35

Great name Norks. Made me laugh.

NorksAkimbo Fri 24-Jun-11 23:25:20

Hey, least my name is witty (though it took weeks of lurking to get just right) grin

tethersend Fri 24-Jun-11 23:28:05

It's what's known as a serious sandwich.

It's all jokey and funny, then you post your most inspired and acerbic witty comment a nano-second after someone posts about how their mum died of whatever it was you were making fun of and you look like the biggest cunt in the world.

It happens to me a lot.

superjobeespecs Fri 24-Jun-11 23:28:55

i spent 2 hours on the phone to my best friend talking about what would happen if bananas in pajamas were muslim. and wore hijabs/turbans and had beards etc my wit is nowhere near intelligent enough for this place so i just sit quietly lurking smile

GreenEyesandHam Fri 24-Jun-11 23:31:18

OMG I'm chuckling lots at Tethers sandwich and the Muslim bananas on pyjamas grin

See you lot are way funnier than anything I can come up with

LDNmummy Fri 24-Jun-11 23:33:36

Oh I have the same thought frequently OP. In real life I am actually the opposite and have a reputation for being able to use my wit quite effectively, especially in banter etc..

Don't know why but it just will not translate when I am on here but I think that is simply because i am typing. In RL I just say things off the cuff that I am thinking but the thought process isnt the same here.

I just appreciate the funny things others come up with, MN can be a very funny place sometimes.

superjobeespecs Fri 24-Jun-11 23:33:56

my OH and my mates OH can never understand how a 5 minute catch up call can turn into 2/3 hours of total bollocks nonsense smile

NorksAkimbo Fri 24-Jun-11 23:36:03

Bahaha tethers and super...I do believe I've spat my wine

I suppose I just have to keep appreciating...

LeQueen Fri 24-Jun-11 23:37:33

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