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WellErrr Tue 07-Jun-16 19:59:04

I'm fully prepared to be told that I am VU/a snob/a fucking cunting bastard etc.

Fully prepared.

But more and more and more since the recent DM shite I've noticed 'hun'ing creeping into over half the threads I click on.

It makes my teeth itch. I always want to say something but I don't want to be that arsehole.

I don't know why it annoys me. I'm not a snob so it's not that. It's just so bloody twee.

WellErrr Tue 07-Jun-16 19:59:26


I know I am being unreasonable.

AlbusPercival Tue 07-Jun-16 19:59:43


DesolateWaist Tue 07-Jun-16 20:00:07

I've heard people say this every so often but I've not seen any hunning.

PinkSquash Tue 07-Jun-16 20:00:53

U ok hun? <head tilt> wink

Sparklingbrook Tue 07-Jun-16 20:01:30

I have no idea why anyone would want to call a stranger on the internet 'hun'. YANBU.

RusholmeRuffian Tue 07-Jun-16 20:01:42

YANBU at all.

BankWadger Tue 07-Jun-16 20:04:33

It's okay Babes. Them Huns won't hurt you.

<eurgh, runs off to shower>

BeYourselfUnlessUCanBeAUnicorn Tue 07-Jun-16 20:05:30


I haven't noticed it that much but I have noticed it a little bit and definitely since the whole DM crap. It's fucking annoying tbh.

They do it a lot on the Facebook selling sites too. On the rare occasion I sell on there, I always want to say "I will not sell to you because I am not your sodding hun!" But I grit my teeth (that are also itching over it). So no flaming here!

Passmethecrisps Tue 07-Jun-16 20:06:59

I have been on here a lot today as I have been unwell and not up to much else. The hunning has been very apparent

Jimjamjoos Tue 07-Jun-16 20:07:05

What exactly is a hun? I've never understood.

memyselfandaye Tue 07-Jun-16 20:07:11

I don't like it either, however I think an X at the end of a post is worse.

usual Tue 07-Jun-16 20:07:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

honeysucklejasmine Tue 07-Jun-16 20:09:16

Jim as in short for honey. The term of endearment which apparently is ok to call strangers. hmm


MoltoIncazzata Tue 07-Jun-16 20:09:22

I've really noticed it too and trust me on this - I have to sit on my hands and spend five minutes with my eyes closing humming a calming mantra. It is such a shit word that doesn't even mean what the 'hunner' thinks it means and worst of all - WORST OF ALL - complete strangers seem to think they can address you in this way.angry

Nothing about it is ok.

HeffalumpHistory Tue 07-Jun-16 20:09:39

Yanbu! I've noticed this too! envy<vom face>

EvansOvalPies Tue 07-Jun-16 20:10:09

Can't say I've noticed it too much on MN (however, I'm not on here all the time) but it does get on my nerves on other sites, like our local community and selling sites. Lots of Huns, Babes - makes me run away screaming. And on F/Ache - the 'Feeling Blessed' and 'Hubby' (and a new one, Hubbo). Gaaaaahhhhh! I've only just recently joined Facebook to go onto the local community selling site and find old friends from years ago - it is useful for that, but those words and phrases are really already getting on my nerves, more than you could imagine. Not sure how long I can endure it. angrybird

Twowrongsdontmakearight Tue 07-Jun-16 20:10:15

The Hun is how my DH refers to Germans.

WellErrr Tue 07-Jun-16 20:10:30

Yes, 'hubbys' and xxxxxxxxx also abound.

👏👏💫💫⭐️🌟12 minutes 37 seconds since I last saw a hun🌟⭐️💫💫👏👏

UmbongoUnchained Tue 07-Jun-16 20:10:50

It just softens a sentence, makes it sound a little less harsh.

It's a word, what's the problem?

WellErrr Tue 07-Jun-16 20:11:37

At least I've only seen one 'hubster' lately.

Thought I was going to get a right flaming for this.

camelfinger Tue 07-Jun-16 20:12:07

I think it became hun because hon might be pronounced "honn". I hate it though. But not as much as I hate "hunnie" or "hunny". Yuck.

WellErrr Tue 07-Jun-16 20:12:28

It just softens a sentence, makes it sound a little less harsh.

It's a word, what's the problem?

No problem, cuntikins smile

just a word. Just a word

Passmethecrisps Tue 07-Jun-16 20:12:50

Or referring to children as "little man"

My issue entirely. People are absolutely at liberty to call their children whatever term of endearment they choose but I am not a fan

UmbongoUnchained Tue 07-Jun-16 20:13:10

This place is so weird sometimes.

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