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To wish brother wouldn't do this

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windingbrook Sat 20-Dec-14 15:22:04

AIBU to think it lacks manners to do really loud, huge yawns without covering your mouth or at least trying to stifle them? My brother does them a lot and I told him to stop it today and he got all huffy and defensive and said he was "only" yawning - what do mumsnetters think?

Sirzy Sat 20-Dec-14 15:22:51

Meh can't say it is something I can get overly bothered by

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Sat 20-Dec-14 15:55:01

I'd rather that than someone belching or stinking out the room with farts or fucking coughing and coughing and coughing even though that can't be helped blush

Discopanda Sat 20-Dec-14 16:34:25

Does he only do it when you're talking? If so that would be rude. If it's just a habit then it's not worth getting your knickers in a knot over, everyone has their annoying habits and quirks, my OH does this stupid voice sometimes that really p*sses me off and I've had to ask him a million times not to do.

PrettyLittleMitty Sat 20-Dec-14 16:37:41

How old is he?

windingbrook Sat 20-Dec-14 16:38:43


Pumpkinpositive Sat 20-Dec-14 16:57:20

It is bad manners, but I'm with the poster who would rather that to the farting. He probably doesn't think he needs to put a polite face on for family.

woollyjumpers Sat 20-Dec-14 17:00:14

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

windingbrook Sat 20-Dec-14 17:30:01


I do think when we meet with the bank manager he would be better off not doing it!

joanne1947 Sat 20-Dec-14 17:52:10

I think it is annoying, yawning is not nice.
I'm interested in what MrsItsNoworNotatAll wrote, she said: I'd rather that than someone belching or stinking out the room with farts or fucking I might be considered a prude but if I am talking to someone I'd rather they yawned that fucked :-)

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 20-Dec-14 17:53:47


My DH does various things that make me wonder if he was actually raised by wolves.

Charitybelle Sat 20-Dec-14 18:03:23

Gros. YaNBU

MrsItsNoworNotatAll Sat 20-Dec-14 21:18:20

Hahaha! Joanne grin sorry I should've put a line through the word fucked as well. Read it again as if I had it might make more sense xx

Rest assured no one has had a Fuck in front of me...


cherrytree63 Mon 22-Dec-14 08:30:54

I totally agree! When my DP yawns he makes a really high pitched squealing, it rips into my eardrums and gives me the urge to be violent.

Tanith Mon 22-Dec-14 12:35:33

I'd suggest he goes to the doctor. Excessive yawning can be a sign of illness - I think jaundice is one where yawning is a symptom.

CaulkheadUpNorth Mon 22-Dec-14 12:36:35

I yawn a lot since going into medication. Could it be that?

iwasyoungonce Mon 22-Dec-14 12:38:53


Big loud yawning with no attempt to suppress it or at least cover their mouth, especially when done several times within a few minutes, makes me what to get violent.

Happy Christmas! grin

oswellkettleblack Mon 22-Dec-14 12:40:16

Tell him off again. And again. And again.

maleenteringfemalefacilities Mon 22-Dec-14 12:43:08

I've a team member who does this during meetings - group meetings, one to ones, normal conversation.

Now and again she will cover her mouth (just after, or half way through) and say sorry - usually if whoever is talking catches her eye and pauses to allow the yawn to finish, (i.e. gives a hint that they have noticed!) but it is constant and has been going on for years. I find it very rude and unprofessional - I may have to say something to her after Christmas.

However if it was my brother I'd say "Oy! are we boring you?!" and I'd give him a thump on the arm. (and if he did it again he'd get another thump on the arm).

SoonToBeMrsB Mon 22-Dec-14 12:45:05

Oh dear, when I yawn at home I do giant exaggerated yawns, usually ending in "oh, dear me..." like my granny says blush

Outside of the house I cover my mouth and say "excuse me" if it's any consolation!

nunkspugget Mon 22-Dec-14 12:51:30

Yanbu! My dh does this, and its so loud I can't hear the TV! Where is their dignity!?

mytartanscarf Mon 22-Dec-14 12:53:04

It's the pits when you see people's fillings and/or tonsils ...

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