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To find the term 'unmumsnetty hug' absurdly irritating?

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justfivemoreminutes1 Wed 08-Jul-15 21:56:56

1. It is used with such frequency that said hug cannot, by definition, be 'unmumsnetty'

2. It's just so ANNOYING! Why not just say 'sending you a hug'?!

Rant over. I feel better already.

LilyMayViolet Wed 08-Jul-15 22:00:53

I agree. I don't know why people feel they have to say it.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 08-Jul-15 22:01:51

YANBU. No need to say it.

eggyface Wed 08-Jul-15 22:01:53

Why is a hug felt to not be mumsnetty?

pudding25 Wed 08-Jul-15 22:04:14

I cannot bear it when people say that.

justfivemoreminutes1 Wed 08-Jul-15 22:05:42

I have often wondered the same thing eggy!

Passmethecrisps Wed 08-Jul-15 22:07:33

It is very irritating. Much, much more irritating than just saying 'hug'

I mean really, I have just been handed a pair of virtual bollocks on another thread. Surely it's not too much of a stretch that we can virtually hug one another if the occasion merits it

Charley50 Wed 08-Jul-15 22:10:17

It bugs me too.

PrivatePike Wed 08-Jul-15 22:11:25

Yes! Thank you op for voicing this annoyance! I totally agree, it's just so unnecessary to say it. Weird.

TinyManticore Wed 08-Jul-15 22:13:06

Completely agree. They are so ubiquitous that they are very very mumsnetty.

Wolfiefan Wed 08-Jul-15 22:14:05

I think hugs are fine.
Not hugz hun!

SchroSawMargeryDaw Wed 08-Jul-15 22:14:11

It's kind of a jokey thing really and meant in a nice way and that it's a genuine hug, refers to the other parenting site and the over usage of hugs and xxxxx

DangerGrouse Wed 08-Jul-15 22:14:32

I don't even know what it means. Most of the weird language on here IYSWIM DD MIL LTB etc irritates the shit out of me. I can't see why we can't just use the beautiful English language to communicate to each other.

PrivatePike Wed 08-Jul-15 22:15:22

Oh, I see. The other site.

Squeegle Wed 08-Jul-15 22:15:23

I'm sorry you're irritated. Have an unmumsnetty hug (or two) xx

Sparklingbrook Wed 08-Jul-15 22:17:31

Doesn't bother me in the slightest. It's just a bit of an MN joke. Loads of things on MN are way more irritating than the way people use acronyms and the way they post TBH.

FraggleHair Wed 08-Jul-15 22:17:52

Doesn't bother me at all.

PrivatePike Wed 08-Jul-15 22:17:55

The sound of 'unmumsnetty' is jarring inside my head as well. <delicate>

PrivatePike Wed 08-Jul-15 22:18:29

Ah, now I would post 'tbh'. blush

Passmethecrisps Wed 08-Jul-15 22:18:51

Unmumsnetty is also hard to type.

Maybe we could come up with the another natty acronym for it?


TinyManticore Wed 08-Jul-15 22:20:45

Brave, quivering chin, defiant hugs that I'm sending you even though I will be roundly thrashed for it for being too twee?
No, that's a bit long.

Squeegle Wed 08-Jul-15 22:21:34

It's just an in joke. Part of being part of a gang. It's funny. Let's not worry about it.

WoonerismSpit Wed 08-Jul-15 22:21:58

Ah, thank you for saying 'natty' passme. I haven't heard that for years, my nan used to say it. That's made me smile now smile

BiscuitMillionaire Wed 08-Jul-15 22:22:28

YANBU. It reminds me of a saying my DS's therapist had - it 'was funny once'. So once in about 2006 it was a tiny bit clever and ironic, but now it's just being a sheep and writing it because you've seen other people write it. Stop it now!

Passmethecrisps Wed 08-Jul-15 22:22:37

A shall another you in my compassionate bosom in a hug which flies in the face of the mumsnet zeitgeist

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