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to not understand or find 'drunk' threads funny?

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ScarlettBelle Tue 01-Jan-13 04:30:21

I really don't understand drunk threads....

When I've been out drinking and I get home I either go straight to bed (without taking my make-up off eww) or chuck a pint of water and then go to bed.

I have no effort to do anything, but crash out in bed.

I have to gather the will power to brush my teeth nevermind switching on my laptop and starting a thread. As it really is the furthest thing from my mind.

Also I do realise that people use their phones to start threads. But when I'm out having fun with friends or my partner drinking, thats generally exactly what I'm doing. I don't think - hang on a second and whip my phone out and start a thread on mumsnet.

And I just don't find posts such as -

weifjwp uwrh fvh i ma soooooo durnk!!! wefpwehf



everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 10:16:15

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mrsjay Tue 01-Jan-13 10:22:41

I like drunk threads they are usually started when posters are drinking and then it slides into pissedness ( is that a word) what is there not to understand, tis like a virtual night out or in , they are fun,

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 10:25:25

YANBU - I think it's a bit pointless and enabling

pictish Tue 01-Jan-13 10:28:50

I think most drunk posts are exaggerated for comic effect. I don't pay any attention to them.
If someone wants to pretend they are drunker than they really are for attention, it doesn't bother me though. It's their call.

ScooseIsLoose Tue 01-Jan-13 10:32:16

Enabling? What exactly is it enabling?

DoubleYew Tue 01-Jan-13 10:33:17

OP, are you talking about individual threads that people start when drunk or the actual drunk thread(s), which I agree are about company, like a chat down the pub.

I don't get mobile reception at home and I'm a lp with no-one to babysit so going out with real friends is a bit unlikely atm. I had fun on the drunk thread last night.

I don't post on MN in attempt to create an amazing thread that deserves to be archived, usually I just want someone to chat with or to offer/get advice.

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 10:33:42

People drink way too much. It enables that.

mrsjay Tue 01-Jan-13 10:35:30

I dont think a thread on the internet enables more drinking I read drunk threads sober and I dont rush to get stuck into the vino,

EleanorGiftbasket Tue 01-Jan-13 10:36:10

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Fakebook Tue 01-Jan-13 10:37:35

I don't understand why in the uk we have this drunk culture. I absolutely loathe it. Getting drunk and making a fool of yourself isn't funny. It's pretty pathetic. I suppose being drunk and staying at home and posting on forums is a step better than being drunk with your knickers around your ankles outside a nightclub.

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 10:38:35

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mrsjay Tue 01-Jan-13 10:39:53

you mean 1 particular thread oh ok you didnt have to read it you could have ignored it,

mrsjay Tue 01-Jan-13 10:40:22

cant say I ever had my knickers round my ankles when i did go night clubbing confused

Feelingdetached Tue 01-Jan-13 10:40:55

Oooohhh noooooo the odd drunk thread has given me titter or too over the years

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 10:41:40

I agree Fakebook. I had the unfortunate experience of going out last night and there were just people making dicks of themselves all over the place.

cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 10:42:57

And yes of course it's enabling. It contributes a bit to the drunk culture.
I don't mind as I don't have to read it but that's my view

ledkr Tue 01-Jan-13 10:43:25

Happy new year to you all. I go on the drunk threads when I'm having a drink at home sometimes. My dh works lots if lates and since I've had the baby I don't go out as much. I can't have text convos with friends cis it would probably annoy them after a bit so it's just a way of chatting to a group of people while having a drink. In fact I was ill over Xmas and still went in to share my misery but was not drinking.
It's just a name for another thread tbh.
If I go out no I wouldn't log on to mn to share my drunk ness I'd be getting off to bed.
I have a busy social life in fact am off out today for drinks with girls but if I'm at home and bored and want company that I can dip in and out of then I would def look for a drunk thread. Drunk or not!

pictish Tue 01-Jan-13 10:45:00

I suppose being drunk and staying at home and posting on forums is a step better than being drunk with your knickers around your ankles outside a nightclub.


As an asides...I was referring to snowflakes before. The actual 'drunk thread' I have never read, and have no problem with.

Snowflakes are largely contrived.

everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 10:45:56

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IsawFoofyShmoofingSantaClaus Tue 01-Jan-13 10:46:13

Ah. Have read the thread I presume this one is about.

Hmm. Not for me but it's clearly amused some people so...

pictish Tue 01-Jan-13 10:47:32

It doesn't contribute to the drinking culture at all.
Not even a little bit.
It contributes not a single jot.

People will be getting pissed whether they have mumsnet or not.

AlienRefluxThanksFuckThatsOver Tue 01-Jan-13 10:49:02

I suppose being drunk and staying at home and posting on forums is a step better than being drunk with your knickers around your ankles outside a nightclub

Jesus christ, some of us can go out and have fun without being presumed to get in that state, I have and never will be in that situation.

what's wrong with people getting together and having a laugh??

Like others have said, just don't open them hmm

Pinot Tue 01-Jan-13 10:50:51

OP, did you mean The Drunk Thread, the regular friday night jobbie? Or drunk threads per se? The former I like, the latter I find silly and attention-seeky.

So I'm not sure if YABU or not.


everlong Tue 01-Jan-13 11:00:51

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cinnamonnut Tue 01-Jan-13 11:23:33

Oh right, I thought you meant the main drunk thread.

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