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Hacks can fuck off.

(31 Posts)
Fatstacks Thu 28-May-15 12:26:03

Life hacks, beauty hacks, laundry hacks, wardrobe hacks.......

Hack me off.

Tips, they are called tips angry

PattiODoors Thu 28-May-15 12:27:53


And also finger hack can feck orf. <looks at sore finger crossly>

abigamarone Thu 28-May-15 12:28:39

What's your feeling on Ikea hacks? Whereby there is sometimes a literal hacking of furniture.

Fatstacks Thu 28-May-15 12:33:39

Hacking to pieces, fine smile

A shortcut to the quiet loo and restaurant in Ikea being called a hack, bad angry

Hashtags too.

In my day we didn't need to elaborate on a section of our convo with underline pissed off face so why now?


ItsRainingInBaltimore Thu 28-May-15 12:37:03

Yes they can.

Also I do not want to look at a retail website or a magazine and be told to 'shop furniture' 'shop dresses' 'shop cosmetics' or 'shop the look.'

I'd like to go shopping, or shop for dresses, or just buy, thanks.

KoalaDownUnder Thu 28-May-15 12:40:35


It is only a 'hack' if you take an item designed for one purpose, and ingeniously adapt it for a completely different purpose. As in, you can hack an IKEA bookshelf to make a coffee table. (I made that up.)

'Use vinegar to clean the bathroom' is not a 'cleaning hack'.

RubbishRobotFromTheDawnOfTime Thu 28-May-15 12:43:27

Ugh yes "shop the trend". And enough with the hacks.

How to fix a puncture - jack hacks

How to prepare for your holiday - pack hacks

Male waxing - back, sack and crack hacks

Chiropractic - back hacks

Wood cutting advice - hack hacks

There are hacks for every activity and situation. It's not cool any more.

sheffieldstealer Thu 28-May-15 12:44:44

YES YES YES to 'hacks' and 'shop the...' How can a shortcut to the IKEA loo be a hack? The actual English meaning of that is 'the shortcut to the IKEA loo is a cross country trip on horseback.' FFS. Is the IKEA loo now so far away you need eco-friendly animal transport?

Also, 'excited for...'. No. Excited about. You can only be excited for something if they've given you permission to do it for them. Which in the case of 'Christmas' or 'the Next sale', I doubt.

sheffieldstealer Thu 28-May-15 12:46:17

I would never use the word 'hack' to mean 'tip'. Maybe it's the only way, refusing to use it no matter how many times The Huffington Post tries to make us.

Discopanda Thu 28-May-15 12:46:17

Feeding the ducks? Quack hacks

Gatekeeper Thu 28-May-15 12:50:32

I bloody hate this too; endless bloody posts on my Facebook pages about bot all

"Laundry hack- She pours mouthwash into the washing machine; when I saw what happened I did it too" (absolutely nothing happens)

SteveBrucesNose Thu 28-May-15 12:50:32

And most of them are either utter bollocks, common sense that the majority of the world realise already, or take far longer and are fare more expensive than doing whatever it was in the non-'hack' way

YouTheCat Thu 28-May-15 12:57:45

I thought this would be a thread about unscrupulous journalists. grin

And also what Gatekeeper said. All those pointless 'you'll be amazed' facebook posts. I am not bloody amazed.

TheCrowFromBelow Thu 28-May-15 13:03:27

I thought OP had had some sort of horrible experience on horseback.

I'm hacked off by the vanish tip exchange, so hacks & tips can both fuck off IMO

CloserToFiftyThanTwenty Thu 28-May-15 13:06:07

Oh you are so NBU - this annoys me do much!

Short cut to being a mafia hitman - whack hack
Andy Coulson's shortcuts - a hack's hacking hacks

Dr0pThePirate Thu 28-May-15 13:15:50

Wasn't there a "charge your new iPhone in the microwave" hack last year?

Yeah, I think that one endedvbadly for a few people. Oh well....

Dr0pThePirate Thu 28-May-15 13:16:30

Oops, meant ended very badly.

FrSpodoKomodo Thu 28-May-15 13:26:39

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MehsMum Thu 28-May-15 13:29:44

I wince when I read, 'X goes great with Y'.
No, it doesn't. It goes well with Y. Or the two are great together.

FancyForgetting Thu 28-May-15 13:31:38

YANBU at all!

The one that gets me is 'Edit' -presumably as a substitute for 'Collection' in clothes shops? I can't make sense of it otherwise.

Although it's probably my punishment for buying clothes in M&S...

Dollybird99 Thu 28-May-15 13:35:47

FFS, if I see another 'life' hack, I may just crack....

same for fucking hashtags......I wish I had the balls everytime someone puts in on their facebook status to say ' fuck off with your fucking hashtags', no-one's fucking interested in your fucking #sunset #wasacloudyday #nowitsagorgeousday #lovewhereilive


Dollybird99 Thu 28-May-15 13:36:38

sorry for all the #swearing.

I feel better now.

tomatodizzymum Thu 28-May-15 13:37:07

First time I have ever heard of hacks. So they've not bothered me in the least. But yes tips...

Fatstacks Thu 28-May-15 19:51:38

Ah Tomato you've not lived unless you make slowcookerbeefhack....

Or a stew as it was commonly known as.

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