To ask what the biscuits are?

(20 Posts)
Picnic2223 Wed 02-Mar-16 09:26:06

Just that really, I've been around here a little while now and have pretty much worked out the lingo however the biscuit still confuses me?

Seeyounearertime Wed 02-Mar-16 09:27:48

That's a jammie dodger.
People use it when people are being a bit OTT or a bit Jammie.
I think anyway. grin

It's the picture equivalent of someone tutting and saying,
"Really? Yeah right, do fuck off"

littlejolee Wed 02-Mar-16 09:29:13

Yeah pretty much what pp said. Something along the lines of 'really? That takes the biscuit.'

GlitteryFluff Wed 02-Mar-16 09:38:43

Hmm I thought it was to do with a politicians favourite biscuit question or something?

acasualobserver Wed 02-Mar-16 09:40:59

They represent contempt for another poster's comments.

LilaTheTiger Wed 02-Mar-16 09:43:15

Didn't it appear after Gordon Brown was asked what his favourite biscuit was on a Mumsnet chat. And something went a bit weird and it was on the news that night?

<old gimmer face>

cranberryx Wed 02-Mar-16 10:48:19

I always thought it was kind of a pat on the head. "Have a biscuit and really think about what you said. and grow up "

Or something like that.

PurpleDaisies Wed 02-Mar-16 10:50:11

I think officially they're supposed to be " no comment" but I've always used them as a pictorial equivalent of oh ffs you're being utterly pathetic/ridiculous and if I were to write what I really thought I'd get deleted.

ppandj Wed 02-Mar-16 10:52:14

blushconfused in my naivety I've been offering them with wine and thanks!! Whoops.

tigermoll Wed 02-Mar-16 11:28:13

I always thought they were the equivalent of when IRL someone is being whiny/unreasonable/demanding/deliberately difficult and you say "what do you want? A biscuit??" as if they were a small child.

It's a sort of general dismissive "you're being childish" thing.

molyholy Wed 02-Mar-16 11:46:34

I see it as a 'Oh shut the fuck up, you utter, utter idiot'

MrsFrisbyMouse Wed 02-Mar-16 12:11:50

I've always thought of it as 'shove a biccy in ya gob'

MrsFrisbyMouse Wed 02-Mar-16 12:13:09

though if you pair it with the tea - then it's a nice thing.

brew biscuit

(though in the smiley list it's listed as no comment)

Wardrobespierre Wed 02-Mar-16 12:21:56

It means no comment officially but is suffused with all sorts of meaning according to context.

VertigoNun Wed 02-Mar-16 12:28:34

I thought others used them as a two finger insult.

To me they are a tit. biscuitbiscuit

SqueegyBeckinheim Wed 02-Mar-16 12:31:40

They also look a bit like a cat's bum <helpful>.

RitaVinTease Wed 02-Mar-16 12:35:11

I give a brewbiscuit to be nice. Sorry if I offended anyone. blush
I thought star could be taken either way, either genuine or sarky.

I wish there was a translation of all the lingo for us noobs...

BearFeet Wed 02-Mar-16 13:21:27

I think it means "no comment"

Maudofallhopefulness Wed 02-Mar-16 13:25:23

'No comment' after a Gordon Brown webchat when he refused to name his favourite biscuit. It's become a PA fuck off sign.

blueturtle6 Wed 02-Mar-16 15:20:53

I thought they were doughnuts to eat whilst reading a thread which is going to be long and controversial blush

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