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To ask what words or phrases you never hear outside of MN?

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Fratelli Mon 27-Jun-16 22:18:26

Many a time I have been reading a thread and thought "I've never head anyone say that in real life".

Fratelli Mon 27-Jun-16 22:19:14

Posted too soon! So I was wondering if anyone else thinks the same thing? Anyone got any particular favourites?

EastMidsMummy Mon 27-Jun-16 22:21:12

AIBU, judgy, D-anything, judgy-pants, entitled.

Olddear Mon 27-Jun-16 22:23:59

Friendship group. I just say 'my friends'

justdontevenfuckingstart Mon 27-Jun-16 22:24:38

Pretty much all MN phrases I think. You just wouldn't say them in person would you? tilts head

SweetieDrops Mon 27-Jun-16 22:25:00

ERF car seats. Nobody I know in real life has one, everyone on MN seems to.

pandaskitchen Mon 27-Jun-16 22:25:57

Makes my teeth itch.. never heard anyone in RL say that.

GlitteryFluff Mon 27-Jun-16 22:26:14

San pro

Clawdy Mon 27-Jun-16 22:26:21

I'd never heard "fanjo" !

Babysafari Mon 27-Jun-16 22:27:18

Entitled, mainsplaining, sanpro, makes teeth itch/boils pis,give your head a wobble.

dementedma Mon 27-Jun-16 22:27:28

San pro
Moon cup

Thewolfsjustapuppy Mon 27-Jun-16 22:27:44

Spat my coffee all over my keyboard
I have never heard it actually said.

MotherBluestocking Mon 27-Jun-16 22:27:51

Hobby, pfb, special snowflake, dtd, nc, ltb.
Penis beaker.
Are you on glue?
Clutches pearls.

Hastalapasta Mon 27-Jun-16 22:27:54

I get itchy teeth! But I don't do head tilts....

JayDot500 Mon 27-Jun-16 22:28:40

I don't feel the need to abbreviate everything outside of MN.

OhTheRoses Mon 27-Jun-16 22:29:27

Leave the bastard
Pearl clutching
Hoiks judgypants

I'll remember more

EastMidsMummy Mon 27-Jun-16 22:29:28

Yes, MotherBluestocking, "hobby." Who has a "hobby" in 2016 outside Mumsnet?

Ca55andraMortmain Mon 27-Jun-16 22:29:30

'No is a complete sentence.' That might be grammatically true but it's still a dick move.

Littlecaf Mon 27-Jun-16 22:29:58


Never actually seen anyone fume.

Did you mean to be so rude?

Not heard that in RL either.

comingintomyown Mon 27-Jun-16 22:32:00

Diamond shoe problems but to be fair I love that phrase!

Jaimx86 Mon 27-Jun-16 22:33:05


Thewolfsjustapuppy Mon 27-Jun-16 22:33:22

Cocklodger - I really like it as a descriptive word but if I used it in real life it would give me away.

meowli Mon 27-Jun-16 22:34:58


RuggerHug Mon 27-Jun-16 22:35:17

Cockwomble. I have been on a one woman mission to have it become a thing in real life but all I get from OH is 'Stop trying to make cockwomble happen Gretchen, it isn't going to happen! 'sad

echt Mon 27-Jun-16 22:36:38



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