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AIBU to want to poke people with forks when they

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AliceInUnderpants Fri 15-Apr-16 19:04:23

use the non-English word que when they really want to say CUE

It's not a typo. I see it very regularly on forums and it does my fucking head in.

Now, que lots of people telling me IABU wink

Sparklingbrook Fri 15-Apr-16 19:06:21

Que=Manuel from Faulty Towers. YANBU grin

AliceInUnderpants Fri 15-Apr-16 19:10:16

Sparkling that's exactly the only way the word que should be used grin

Rubydoobiesmum Fri 15-Apr-16 19:10:46

I actually read that in Spanish and was very confused for a second

Euphemia Fri 15-Apr-16 19:11:26


My particular bugbear is a lack of capital letters and full stops. wink

BennyTheBall Fri 15-Apr-16 19:14:16

I have seen (on MN) lots of posters using 'que' when they mean 'queue'.

AliceInUnderpants Fri 15-Apr-16 19:14:54

Euphemia I can see the full stops, but not the capital letters?

Crabbitface Fri 15-Apr-16 19:21:44

I want to poke people in the eye when they slag off other people's spelling.

Poikjhvcx Fri 15-Apr-16 19:22:29

Ohh were you the pedant person who YABU'ed a poster because the had got cue/que confused earlier this evening.

If so YABU and petty and this thread is a TAAT.

AliceInUnderpants Fri 15-Apr-16 19:24:52

Poikjhvcx No, I wasn't. And this thread is about a glaringly obvious spelling error, not a thread.

HTH, hun.

Poikjhvcx Fri 15-Apr-16 19:27:08

So, it was just a coincidence then. hmm

Footle Fri 15-Apr-16 19:27:43

My bugbear is that pretend crossing out thing, sorry.

Crabbitface Fri 15-Apr-16 19:28:24

So a poster makes a spelling mistake and you decide to start a whole thread about it. You're a wee treat aren't you. Were you the class bully too or do you just do it when you can be anonymous.

Sparklingbrook Fri 15-Apr-16 19:29:03

Loads of people get wound up by the strike out thing, If it's there as a function people will use it but i don't see the angst.

AliceInUnderpants Fri 15-Apr-16 19:29:27

Poikjhvcx, apparently so, since I still don't know which thread you're referring to. Feel free to check my posting history, if it stops you from sleeping tonight.

RudeElf Fri 15-Apr-16 19:29:38

Que =Manuel from Faulty Towers.

Yep. Every time i see it. grin

Poikjhvcx Fri 15-Apr-16 19:35:21

It's on the AIBU slashing car tires thread and the petty pedant who corrected the OP did so an hour or so ago. Still, if you really didn't see it then fair enough. confused

PresidentOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Apr-16 19:43:54

Just a bit of peace and love all please

honeylulu Fri 15-Apr-16 19:46:02

Yes. Also "here here" instead of "hear hear". Even the teachers at my son's school do it.

AliceInUnderpants Fri 15-Apr-16 19:47:07

Hahahah Olivia did someone honestly report this thread? Can I ask what for?

ShotgunNotDoingThePans Fri 15-Apr-16 19:55:45

It's 'seen' instead of 'seeing' or 'been' instead of 'being' that puts my teeth on edge.

Poikjhvcx Fri 15-Apr-16 19:58:09

shock I didn't report it! shock

PresidentOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 15-Apr-16 20:09:48

I just don't think anyone should be poking anyone with forks on a Friday night, virtually or otherwise

Peace and love

AliceInUnderpants Fri 15-Apr-16 20:11:01

I didn't say I would, or do. I said I want to wink

vintagefiend Fri 15-Apr-16 20:29:45

Oh come on MNHQ "poking anyone with forks" is clearly intended to be humorous

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