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To ask if you use MN lingo outside of MN or indeed MN ideologies?

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InTheBox Sat 28-Nov-15 18:25:10

I was speaking to a friend a few weeks ago and she referred to her husband as "DH" using that exact term. I smiled and asked what she meant and she said "Oh, sorry I meant my husband" I automatically knew she was therefore a MNetter.

I've adopted saying to friends to burn down their house should they find a spider but I'd love to know what gave away your MNetter friends? I think it also feeds into the idiotic (if I may make so bold) suggestions that NChangers feel when they NC - just get on with it i.e 'Penis beaker' 'T-rex in Asda' or whatever.

PuntasticUsername Sat 28-Nov-15 18:28:17

I find any RL usage of the word "entitled" to be intensely suspicious.

Enjolrass Sat 28-Nov-15 18:32:28

I said to dh last night

'I know I am being unreasonable but I am pissed off'

He just laughed.

I am still trying to wedge 'your the carcass' in as an insult.

OurBlanche Sat 28-Nov-15 18:33:28

Well, DH has just had to ask how much TOIL he is entitled to. I hadn't considered it to be suspicious... but now....

0verNow Sat 28-Nov-15 18:34:25

Isn't "DH" reasonably common in usage across t'internet?

Narp Sat 28-Nov-15 18:37:00

I mentioned the word norks to Dh and he uses it a lot now.

I have got more assertive and better at spotting sexist bullshit as a result of being on here.

MammaTJ Sat 28-Nov-15 18:38:43

Lingo, yes, in my head, but never out loud - yet!

Ideologies, well as I have never been totally slated for my opinions on here and I only ever actually say what I think then they are pretty well crossed over between MN and real life.

Enjolrass Sat 28-Nov-15 18:41:48

I often write an 'Aibu' thread in my head.

I think if I read this from someone else, how would I respond.

Obviously is always - YANBU grin

AnotherEmma Sat 28-Nov-15 18:46:15

I'm sure it's only a matter of time before I say "DH" out loud instead of just in my head! And possibly "TTC"!

ClashOfUsernames Sat 28-Nov-15 20:04:54

What do you define as mn lingo though? Yes aibu perhaps but DH Ds Ds etc are use all over so I wouldn't assume an mn'er just from that.

Having said that on a home ed fb group someone referred to schooled children as sausages and a few people grinned and started the dont refer to sausages debate that had raged on here a day or so earlier with references made to the mn thread and it was obvious there was a few mn'ers on that thread!

ClashOfUsernames Sat 28-Nov-15 20:05:36

* fb group not thread

EllenJanethickerknickers Sat 28-Nov-15 20:07:15

I use precious firstborn occasionally aand have typed [ blush ] and [ grin ] on FB. blush grin

Fizrim Sat 28-Nov-15 20:14:41

I keep trying to update my status on FB now with ctrl and enter, which obviously doesn't work grin

I've been using DH/DD etc for years, that's not a MN thing!

There are ideologies on here that I've never come across anywhere else (thankfully, in some cases!).

Trills Sat 28-Nov-15 20:27:02

There's no such thing as "MN ideologies".

There may be opinions that you do personally do not see in real life, but it won't be an "MN ideology", just one belonging to people who you do not encounter/speak to in your own life.

For other people, something that you consider to be normal will be something that they only come across on MN.

Imustgodowntotheseaagain Sat 28-Nov-15 21:55:29

There's definitely one ideology - when someone is, on the face of it, being a twat, posters will come up with endless theories as to why the person was in the mum and child space, or hogging to comfy chair, or texting in the theatre, i now find myself doing the same. 'Well, yes, they were rude pushing into the toilet queue but perhaps they have Crohn's"

Trills Sat 28-Nov-15 22:32:24

The preview on "Threads I'm On" got as far as "when someone is f..."

I completed in my head with

when someone is on the far side of fuck, they should fuck off some more

Imustgodowntotheseaagain Sat 28-Nov-15 22:54:19

smile i have MN to thank for WankBadger and CockWomble, now two of my favourite insults.

HaydeeofMonteCristo Sat 28-Nov-15 23:30:09

I did use special snowflake in rl recently. I know from another thread today that some hate it, but I really like it!

abbsismyhero Sat 28-Nov-15 23:40:04

i actually used the phrase is she on glue? when my daughter's stepmom was having a rant about me the other week it was a truly accurate description of the insane behaviour i seriously should have called the police but i was afraid they would think i was a bridge dweller and in need of some serious mental help

abbsismyhero Sat 28-Nov-15 23:41:29

i taught my teen odfod today she finds it hilarious and plans to use it asap blush

Senpai Sun 29-Nov-15 02:52:26

The internet sort of requires you convey the intricacies of what you're saying with text. IRL you have body language and voice tone. So.. no. MN terms don't really translate well outside the internet. Also I live in USA, calling someone a wankbadger would get confused looks and not be taken seriously as an insult

IwishIwasinNewYork Sun 29-Nov-15 07:13:47

DH and similar abbrieviations are used all over the web and social websites, so that doesn't mean you've unearthed a Mumsnetter.

I don't use any terminology or examples from MN in RL but I have become more 'right on', fierce and feminist since I found this site in 2008! It's a good thing, I'm more political and more educated.

IwishIwasinNewYork Sun 29-Nov-15 07:15:54

Oh yes and as has been said many times before on numerous threads about MN vs RL, if you took some Mumsnetters' advice in RL you'd have no friends left! Advice such as 'no is a complete sentence' and 'did you mean to be so rude' is fucking ridiculous in most contexts!

grin at confused Yanks and wankbadgers!

Egosumquisum Sun 29-Nov-15 07:56:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Narp Sun 29-Nov-15 08:16:15


Totally agree.

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