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To politely request that people follow the rules listed below:-

(277 Posts)
Salmotrutta Sat 03-Jan-15 00:31:07

1) Do not use the word "amount" when you mean weight/numbers/ volume/ quantity/ numbers.

2) Please do not start threads about "man-flu" or whatever. I have never in my life met any man who meets the description of these "man-flu" victims. And I have never heard any of my friends and acquaintances complaining about their partners having "man- flu".

3) Give your MIL the benefit of the doubt occasionally - I have a difficult relationship with mine but she is my DHs mother and my offsprings Grandmother. That means I keep things in perspective somewhat.

4) Please do not use the words (or phrases) slacks/meal/prepare/plate up/showering/bathing or mummy.


GrandTheftQuarto Sat 03-Jan-15 00:32:53

I think that covers it all quite nicely.

MinkTurban Sat 03-Jan-15 00:33:41

Oh bore off.

Groovester Sat 03-Jan-15 00:33:49

Grabs the popcorn...

Boysclothes Sat 03-Jan-15 00:33:49

And can you all refrain from using the phrase "I bloody love (insert item of love here". It doesn't ^ flow^ and usage of it just needs to end.

Boysclothes Sat 03-Jan-15 00:34:17

Haha epic post fail.

Anyway, stop fucking saying "I bloody love".

Tinks42 Sat 03-Jan-15 00:35:40

Ok then thinks this woman is a bloody nutter but will try to realise that others know her rather well on here and think its a tounge in cheek funny post.

DilysPrice Sat 03-Jan-15 00:35:58


The rest falls under the headings of Sensible Policies For a Happier MN. But wtf is wrong with meal? Do we have to use "breakfast/lunch/tea/supper/dinner" in all cases? Can we abbreviate to bltsd?

Salmotrutta Sat 03-Jan-15 00:36:18

How nice MinkTurban.

I could say ODFOD.

But I won't.

Perhaps I should have added "Lighthearted" in the title? Hmm?

RainbowFlutterby Sat 03-Jan-15 00:36:33

I know a small amount of men whose partners suffer from their "man-flu". confused

Salmotrutta Sat 03-Jan-15 00:37:23

I just hate "meal".

LillyEvans Sat 03-Jan-15 00:38:07

What is wrong with 'meal'?

usualsuspect333 Sat 03-Jan-15 00:38:17

I bloody love a nice meal.

Salmotrutta Sat 03-Jan-15 00:38:24

<hand Groovester popcorn>

bunchoffives Sat 03-Jan-15 00:38:50

Hate the pa use of please fuck the fuckity off

'i'd like to impolitely request that anyone who's bothered about 'amount' and 'fewer' instead of 'less' needs to badly get out more

PoppySausage Sat 03-Jan-15 00:39:10

Hate 'meal' too!

Salmotrutta Sat 03-Jan-15 00:39:20

usual - you are a shit stirrer.


Tinks42 Sat 03-Jan-15 00:39:41

Mink turban is so right!

bunchoffives Sat 03-Jan-15 00:40:10

that doesn't even make sense. ha.

LillyEvans Sat 03-Jan-15 00:40:21

Sorry cross post.

I don't like in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 film when they've just apparated to London and Hermione says to Harry "oh no your birthday! Ginny and I prepared a cake!" Any normal person would say 'baked/made you a cake' not prepared!

Boysclothes Sat 03-Jan-15 00:40:30

I WILL twat you, usual. Believe.

I go out loads and am supremely bothered by people incorrectly using fewer and less.

Don't mind split infinitives or Baylis and Harding though.

usualsuspect333 Sat 03-Jan-15 00:40:39

shock How very dare you.

scousadelic Sat 03-Jan-15 00:40:44

Agree with your first 3 but am unsure about number 4. There are so many questions. I am a larger lady and worry about any suggestion of missing meals, might I starve? How can I be organised if I cannot prepare for things? Won't things get very whiffy if we can't order mucky offspring to shower or bathe?

Could I please request an addition of an immediate stop to ending anything with 'Just sayin' or 'Gavel'?
It's not that common on here although I saw one earlier this evening but it's driving me berserk on FB

PhaedraIsMyName Sat 03-Jan-15 00:41:26

"Plate up" appeared a lot in the thread about refusing to let someone else's 4 year old have a pudding because she hadn't eaten her main course; used mainly by people who disagreed with me that the father in question was a pompous ass.

I had never heard the expression before.

Salmotrutta Sat 03-Jan-15 00:41:37

bunchoffives - using "amount" when you mean weight/volume etc. is just annoying.


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