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To think saying 'methinks' makes you sound like a twat

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picnicbasketcase Sun 18-Sep-11 13:30:15

It sounds really snidey and stupid.

'Methinks a night out at the pub tonight' etc. Boak. Keep seeing it on FB and it makes me cringe.

So, AIBU?

CaptainKirksNipples Sun 18-Sep-11 13:31:25

Methinks you are about to have a whole thread full of methinks grin

Mitmoo Sun 18-Sep-11 13:31:49

Snidey no, stupid, maybe not really though. My most hated word are c&&t and t&&t though teh t&&t words arew widely used on here. I find it really crude.

WoofToYouTooLady Sun 18-Sep-11 13:33:21

YABU, non?

SardineQueen Sun 18-Sep-11 13:33:39

There's loads of ones like this that get on my nerves.

DH comes out with some really awful things sometimes. Like "medicments" instead of medicine. WHY? He has no answer. I want to thump him every time.

His dad would def say methinks.

CaptainKirksNipples Sun 18-Sep-11 13:36:19

Agree mitmoo, much prefer to see people write cunt and twat. Hate all those &@*%# symbols to hide swearing. That is what you meant wasn't it?!

WoofToYouTooLady Sun 18-Sep-11 13:36:48

arf at finding t@@t cruder than twat

ArmageddonOuttahere Sun 18-Sep-11 13:37:02

It makes me think of Paul Daniels.

picnicbasketcase Sun 18-Sep-11 13:40:13

I probably am being unreasonable.

The person who keeps using it is irritating me a lot at the moment, so really instead of ranting and offending people with my crude language I should just hide them on FB or just go on it a bit less often.

I still don't like the word though.

Gissabreak Sun 18-Sep-11 13:40:49

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ColdSancerre Sun 18-Sep-11 13:41:30

I hate methinks too, it sounds poncey. The only person who uses it and I don't think 'twat' is Norwegian mate because obviously English isn't his first language, so he's not to know.

Ihavewelliesbutitssunny Sun 18-Sep-11 13:42:16

Its a bit annoying but could be worse YABABU

Mitmoo Sun 18-Sep-11 13:42:19

Gissa thats MN going Shakespearian. grin

raffle Sun 18-Sep-11 13:43:03

I am getting really annoyed by those people who use the words "100 percent" instead of just saying "yes". I also cringe at the word"banter".

SuePurblybilt Sun 18-Sep-11 13:44:09

It's not what I understand as snidey. It's affected and probably a good indicator of twattishness though, agreed.
though I use tis and twas and prolly and praps cos I am idle

But then the whole idea of FB baffles me .

iklboo Sun 18-Sep-11 13:44:12

I'd rather see 'methinks' and 'tis 'twas than 'hun' and a load of barely legible textspeak. But I'm old (and my phone tried to autocorrect 'textspeak' to 're Taiwan' confused).

Ihavewelliesbutitssunny Sun 18-Sep-11 13:45:05

I do like tis though and use it quite a bit in rl. Not so keen on twas though, possibley due to its similarity to twat.

picnicbasketcase Sun 18-Sep-11 13:45:24

OMG, you're 100% right there hun.

Happygomummy Sun 18-Sep-11 13:47:28

It is an awful, pathetic expression. People use it when they think they have made an original and insightful comment, but is actually an inane and pitifully dull one.

They sound v v stupid.

YANBU

Gissabreak Sun 18-Sep-11 13:48:51

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SayCoolNowSayWhip Sun 18-Sep-11 13:51:23

Methinks you're overthinking this, OP.

Tis quite possible that you're BU.

'twas ever thus.... Personages who hitherto spoke like cunts now just sound like twats, albeit poncey ones, ergo YABU.

HTH

RedHotPokers Sun 18-Sep-11 13:52:19

I hate 'thanking you' instead of thank you. <shudder>

SuePurblybilt Sun 18-Sep-11 13:53:50

ooo yes, thanking you. And 'mine host' in a pub <stabby>

And always using 'myself' when they mean 'me/I/my' <kill kill>

Nagoo Sun 18-Sep-11 14:04:39

'thanking you' is what people say round here...

'Mine host?' I can't even put that into context. <obviously lacks twat gene>

I sneakily like tw@ though smile

usualsuspect Sun 18-Sep-11 14:08:45

Twat is a great word

and while we are on the subject will posters stop saying 'makes my teeth itch' and 'no is a complete sentence'

thanking you

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