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To think Caitlin Moran is an MNer

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Softlysoftly Thu 07-Feb-13 12:35:10

She only got to Page 35 before mentioning Greggs sausage rolls.

Come on out yourself.

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 12:36:04

She used to be.

HintofBream Thu 07-Feb-13 12:50:13

She NCd to Worraliberty.

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 12:55:27

Absolutely. I have just read Moranthology and it wreaks of Mumsnet. Or perhaps Mumsnet just wreaks of her. Not sure which. I think she used to be here, and I wouldn't have put it past her to dip in now and again to do a bit of metaphorical panning for gold.

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 12:55:36

She used to be.

She replied to an email of mine once (I was flamed on a subject that she wrote a very intelligent column about years ago) and I emailed her to commend her on what she said (and said I had been flamed on here) - she replied 'oh god sometimes mumsnet is full of horrible people' or something like that. In any case she was lovely (and I was chuffed).

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 12:56:52

I did love Moranthology.

I often wonder on who she would be on MN - some people post in such a similar way to how she writes, full of CAPITALS FOR EMPHASIS.

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 12:57:40

And yes I wonder if she is still here.

Lots of journos on MN - so wouldn't be surprised.

(Who is nancy66 I wonder...) grin

Trills Thu 07-Feb-13 13:00:01

Fellatio I think you mean reeks.

Having read the Saturday Times nearly every week for the last 5 years I feel like Moranthology would all feel very familiar - is it worth getting anyway?

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:00:16

I thought that too Getorf, but I am not sure whether she is still actually here or whether she is so revered and funny that people subconsciously start to speak like her and we attribute her memes and stock phrases to being MN's. I think it's probably a bit of both really.

She replied to me on Twitter once and she thought I was a man (she commented on my user name which was the same as on here) so she obviously was not a big MNer about 2 years ago. If she was then I reserve the right to be indignant that she didn't know who I was. grin

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:01:25

I do Trills, thank you.

BiscuitCrumbsInBed Thu 07-Feb-13 13:01:46

I hope she is - if you're out there Caitlin I LOVE YOU!!! and so does my mum. And my sister. And my mother in law. We LOVE you!

Ahem. blush Just had to let it out.

GetOrf Thu 07-Feb-13 13:03:31

It's well worth getting trills.

I remember a lot of the columns but it also collects some of the other stuff she does apart from the Saturday magazine columns - interviews, and some of the Celebrity Watch stuff is really, really funny. She really made me laugh re Downton Abbey and British Bake Off.

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:05:06

I really enjoyed it. Even if I'd read some of the columns before I had forgotten them and enjoyed them a second time. grin

I am particularly thankful to her for making me go out and buy both series of Sherlock on the strength of what she wrote (which I didn't read at the time) and then re-printed in Moranthology. I never would have given it a second glance but it is absolutely the best thing I have seen in years.

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:08:03

She is massively into Twitter though and my guess is that she has a huge MN following in Twitter so I think she has morphed into us and we have morphed into her a bit. grin

At the end of the book she namechecked a load of her Twitter mates and I wondered if any of them were MNers. My guess is yes.

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:09:13

Too many uses of the phrase 'my guess'.

That, and the misspelling of reeks. Really must do better. hmm

ImNotDrunkIJustCantType Thu 07-Feb-13 13:10:35

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ImNotDrunkIJustCantType Thu 07-Feb-13 13:11:00

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FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:11:16

Does she? shock

<gets out kindle>

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:11:43

I missed that. Dammit.

ImNotDrunkIJustCantType Thu 07-Feb-13 13:12:50

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FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:13:02

Still, I can't imagine she said much any differently on here than in her books. she is very, very honest and open about just about everything so I doubt trawling the archives would throw up anything we don't already know. I am practically on first name terms with her clitoris for crying out loud. grin

Llareggub Thu 07-Feb-13 13:15:26

I remember her being here and agree she was very open about it. For the life of me I can't remember what she was called. I haven't seen her here for years.

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:17:24

We need to do an advance search on the words 'I am Caitlin Moran' grin

FellatioNels0n Thu 07-Feb-13 13:22:30

shock Actually, actually, I have just remembered! When I read Moranthology she said something which was an almost exact copy of something hilarious I once said on MN, and I wondered if it had been, erm, recycled, shall we say? Subconsciously or otherwise. I can't for the life of me remember what it was now, but it was bloody fantastic and I said it. <gavel>

ImNotDrunkIJustCantType Thu 07-Feb-13 13:22:56

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