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Am I being unreasonable

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thecatshed Sat 15-Nov-14 08:30:29

To expect to read messages that don't contain swear words? Today was the first time I've looked at Mumsnet and was very disappointed at the result, as I was expecting a sensible discussion on subjects relevant to parenting.

Sirzy Sat 15-Nov-14 08:32:07

Adults sometimes swear. Sometimes it's 'needed' others it's not. Personally I am not A swearer but I'm not going to get upset by non aggressive swearing.

NoArmaniNoPunani Sat 15-Nov-14 08:32:58

You need NetMums. We swear here

DollyDreamboat Sat 15-Nov-14 08:33:52

I love the swearing here, it makes everything more colourful smile

Netmums is perhaps more your cup of tea, swearing isn't allowed there.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 15-Nov-14 08:34:05

If you don't like it don't read it.

Sensible discussion on AIBU?, grin

waithorse Sat 15-Nov-14 08:34:22

YABU HTH. confused

Funkytown Sat 15-Nov-14 08:34:36

Agreed you need the other mums the one filled with giltter and Huns grin not us fuckers

TheJiminyConjecture Sat 15-Nov-14 08:35:22

<blatant place marking>

These threads are where I expand my expletive vocabularygrin

Fifibluebell Sat 15-Nov-14 08:35:34

Maybe netmums is more for you have you tried that site I don't think they are allowed to swear over there

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 15-Nov-14 08:36:02

very disappointed, yes head over to the other place, it might be more gentle.

TiggyD Sat 15-Nov-14 08:38:30

Yes you are being incredibly unreasonable in not giving any clue in your thread title as to what your thread was about. That's the whole point of the title. If everybody in Am I Being Unreasonable just had Am I Being Unreasonable as a title, what would be the point of them?

Some adults like being able to use ALL the word in the English language. If you like censorship of expression go join those overly prissy freaks on Netmums.

WeirdCatLady Sat 15-Nov-14 08:39:16


FrauHelgaMissMarpleandaChuckle Sat 15-Nov-14 08:39:57

A sensible discussion on subjects relevant to parenting?



TiggyD Sat 15-Nov-14 08:40:10

And did you know "thecatshed" is the term for rimming a Labrador?

formerbabe Sat 15-Nov-14 08:42:03

Get your smelling salts out next time.

FayKorgasm Sat 15-Nov-14 08:42:21

We are a bunch of cunts who love a good swear word. Sorry about you.

FayKorgasm Sat 15-Nov-14 08:42:57

However did you know that Tiggy?

CaptainAnkles Sat 15-Nov-14 08:44:17

Swearing is a valid part of language and by attempting to censor the speech of others, you are being a twathammer.

BogStandardOldWoman Sat 15-Nov-14 08:45:10

This is going to be fun! grin

Have a look at the sweaty thread. That'll really get your knickers in a twist.

TiggyD Sat 15-Nov-14 08:45:29

It was on Countdown the other day. Not allowed though as they had used the E twice.

BogStandardOldWoman Sat 15-Nov-14 08:46:08

sweary. FFS!

Anniegetyourgun Sat 15-Nov-14 08:46:23

Why wouldn't you expect swearing? confused Are mums not human? If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you piss us off, do we not cuss? You bet yo' ass we do. Get used to it or stay away from the internet, it's got naughty words in it.

<feeling a bit grumpy this morning because my online game is broken>

MrTumblesSpottyHag Sat 15-Nov-14 08:47:23

dances through thread throwing handfuls of fucks

VoyagesOfAStarship Sat 15-Nov-14 08:48:33

The first time I looked an MN, I knew it was for me because the swearing is funny and refreshing and is how I talk in REL. It makes things more expressive and witty (when used well. not overdone). But there are loads of sites that are non-sweary and more fluffy, like netmums, so it's just a case of finding where you feel at home. I hope MN never changes in that way, because I feel at home here.

MrTumblesSpottyHag Sat 15-Nov-14 08:48:45

Annie don't say prick, it's a swear shock

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