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NobodyLivesHere Mon 10-Mar-14 05:40:45

I'm new, so i need someone to explain why offering someone a biscuit is offensive?!

I love biscuits, me.

Imnotmadeofeyes Mon 10-Mar-14 06:14:02

It's mumsnet slang really - either "put a biscuit in your gob instead of talking shite" or "I'm not going to listen to your bollocks so will be eating this lovely biscuit instead".

I'm sure there's something deep and meaningful depending on whether you interpret it to mean eating it or someone else having a munch.

Not sure how it came about though. It's kind of surprising to find such an innocent little insult on a site that spawned penis beakers and wankbadgers, but there you go grin

JonSnowsPout Mon 10-Mar-14 06:17:14

I think its supposed to mean no comment

But its evolved to mean fuck off you cuntung knobjocky

DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 10-Mar-14 06:24:57

It came about, a million years ago when dinosaurs walked the earth and rahnd 'ere it were all fields, because someone once "wittily" asked some webchat person what their favourite biscuit was. This was considered to be so hilarious and ground breaking, that subsequent sleb webchatters were also asked the same Q. (usually about 14 times) The hilarity and "bits of wee coming out" multiplied hundredfold when certain slebs (IIRC politicians) did not answer the question!!!!!! Can you imagine.

So now, yes, if you want to say shut the fuck up/do one/what are you talking about, instead of saying that, you put a biscuit.

It was slightly funny for the nano-second that the famous person dodged the question, but then ceased to be so.

Now, anyone who ever uses the "biscuit" just goes on my knobber spreadsheet, so it's quite helpful in that way. grin

NobodyLivesHere Mon 10-Mar-14 06:25:36

Ah ok, thank you!

Penisbeakers I do know about and is the reason I started reading mumsnet to begin with.

Imnotmadeofeyes Mon 10-Mar-14 06:28:03

Ah that rings a bell - was it Mr Brown who either didn't have a favourite or it was something boring?

Think he lost the election over that one. All hail the power of MN.

KarenBrockman Mon 10-Mar-14 06:31:19

People in AIBU seem to hand out their first one a lot and announce they are doing so. You don't often get a this is my first thanks or here have my first wink just a first biscuit.

DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 10-Mar-14 06:33:33

That's very true Karen. I wonder why?

I think it was Gordon Brown yes...who was followed by satan Nick Clegg the week after who had a whole list prepared. Bless.

CuttedUpPear Mon 10-Mar-14 07:07:56

Nah. Sorry but these theories are wrong.

It stands for "You really take the biscuit". As in "I've never heard so much rubbish in my born days".

Meepers Mon 10-Mar-14 09:00:52

I've always taken it to mean 'I'm not going to dignify that with an answer' with an underlying tone of 'do fuck off dear'

innermuddle Mon 10-Mar-14 09:17:07

I have always read it as meaning "well, that just takes the biscuit", meaning an outrageous/outrageously stupid thing to have said.

Mintyy Mon 10-Mar-14 09:20:59

It means that you really have nothing to say. So you might use it if you find the question really trivial (unlike the usual Mumsnet retort "is that all you have to worry about in your life?") but you want the op to know that you think its trivial, or unanswerable, rather than just ignoring the thread. So, no, it's not a nice gesture. Its rather sarcastic.

TheTerribleBaroness Mon 10-Mar-14 09:24:07

It can also be a smiley with its gob so wide open in shock or disbelief that its eyes have disappeared.

Eg OP: I've just shagged Peter André.
Reply: biscuit

Burren Mon 10-Mar-14 09:24:25

I always assumed it stood for 'That takes the biscuit for stupidity/unreasonableness/whatever, so here, have one', and that the Gordon Brown Refuses To Share Info on Favourite Biscuit was a kind of Mn specific myth of origin after the event...?

TheTerribleBaroness Mon 10-Mar-14 09:26:32

It's nice if you offer the OP brew and biscuit although many of us would rather have wine and cake , or even a bear .

JimmyPerez Mon 10-Mar-14 09:56:17

I think it's to do with that dreary webchat/wee coming out/sick in my mouth/popbitch/unfunny bandwagon mumsnet stuff alluded to up there.

Personally though I've always felt it was what you do when a child is very good or you patronise someone who THINKS they're very clever.

Always brings to mind Aussie insults: why are you so fat? Because every time I fuck your mum she gives me a biscuit.

"That's nice dear, have a biscuit"

NobodyLivesHere Mon 10-Mar-14 10:04:43

Ok I think I get it now..biscuits = bad, wine = good.

grin

BreconBeBuggered Mon 10-Mar-14 10:08:25

I always prefer the theory that the biscuit is designed to look a bit like an arsehole.

DrankSangriaInThePark Mon 10-Mar-14 10:22:35

May be true. The posters that use them invariably are......

Raxacoricofallapatorius Mon 10-Mar-14 10:28:50

It means 'no comment' and does come from the GB webchat.

You can, however, load it with as much snark as you like.

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