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To ask for a crash-course in MN terms and expressions?!

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LoreleiGilmoreIsMyBFF Sat 30-Jul-16 14:17:11

To ask for some MN terms explained! What is 'taat'? What is PBP? And will someone explain the bloody biscuits?! I've only just learned that MN has its' own emoticons and have been brazenly using my own!

Gingersdohavesouls Sat 30-Jul-16 14:17:47


Gingersdohavesouls Sat 30-Jul-16 14:18:35

Oh and there's another Gilmore Girls fan over here OP (original poster) lol x

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 30-Jul-16 14:18:56

Thread about a thread.
Previously banned Poster.

DropYourSword Sat 30-Jul-16 14:19:14

Taat - thread about a thread
PBP - previously banned poster

PotOfYoghurt Sat 30-Jul-16 14:19:14

Thread about a thread.

Previously banned poster.

biscuit a negative jammy dodger, given to someone when they're being a twat.

NeedACleverNN Sat 30-Jul-16 14:19:21

PBP= previously banned poster
biscuit is a sarcastic way of saying really?!

SmallBee Sat 30-Jul-16 14:19:24

I still don't understand about Klaxons.

Taat stands for thread about a thread , which isn't supposed to happen but does all the time.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 30-Jul-16 14:20:28

Acronym list

Taat- thread about a thread. Illegal!
Pbp - previously banned poster. Probably a troll
Biscuit - short term for Fuck Off / you're being a twat. But everyone will say it means 'Oh that takes the biscuit'.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 30-Jul-16 14:20:40

The biscuit is used when another poster is usually being a dickhead.

I've never used it myself, I think it's a bit pointless as a means of telling someone they're being an arse.

NeedACleverNN Sat 30-Jul-16 14:20:54

Klaxon is used for when there's something that could upset or gross out another poster. Such as spider pictures or sporning threads (spot popping)

DropYourSword Sat 30-Jul-16 14:21:48

The biscuit is meant as an insult. I'm not exactly sure what it's supposed to stand for, but it's used when someone doesn't even deserve a written response, if they are being goady for example or acting like a twat. It's basically a way of telling someone to piss off!

WorraLiberty Sat 30-Jul-16 14:25:33

I think the biscuit just means bore off.

LoreleiGilmoreIsMyBFF Sat 30-Jul-16 14:25:52

Aaaahh, I'm getting it.... At first, I thought the biscuits were rewards, except sometimes they seemed unjustified!

LoreleiGilmoreIsMyBFF Sat 30-Jul-16 14:27:30

Gingers thanks, by the way - often have to defend my love of GG to the naysayers!

LoreleiGilmoreIsMyBFF Sat 30-Jul-16 14:28:45

Bleurrrgh. Will be watching out for klaxons! Any more I should know about?

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 30-Jul-16 14:28:46

If you want to give someone something nice give them brew cake chocolate flowers ...
Or better wine

LoreleiGilmoreIsMyBFF Sat 30-Jul-16 14:36:43

I've just found the flowers/chocs etc at the bottom of the page! I'm one of those who never reads the 'foreword' in a book - lesson learned in not diving straight in!

NeedACleverNN Sat 30-Jul-16 14:37:56

Or you can give someone an

<unmumsnetty hug>

Only to be used in extreme circumstances though grin

Flossieflower01 Sat 30-Jul-16 14:40:04

This is asked by newbies about once a week- do a search, there are many lists available of common internet abbreviations!

MrsUnderwood Sat 30-Jul-16 14:40:27

Klaxons are for summoning sporners to a delicious thread full of pus.
Mi thought the biscuit got given to twats because it looks like an anus.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sat 30-Jul-16 14:44:20

But grin beware the insult 'have my first biscuit' , it's as effective as a chocolate teapot and ..........

under no circumstances ever utter 'did you mean to be so rude' as an insult , it's shite and pointless.

Vipermisnomer Sat 30-Jul-16 14:46:07


LoreleiGilmoreIsMyBFF Sat 30-Jul-16 14:50:40

I will keep my biscuits to myself (as I do in real life!)

PuppyMonkey Sat 30-Jul-16 14:51:19

Didn't the biscuit come from the famous MN politician q&a threads where numerous posters asked, for example, Gordon Brown what his favourite biscuit was and he refused to answer and lots of posters claimed it was demeaning to waste a question to the PM on fecking biscuits etc. Thus the biscuit symbolises sort of not answering a question, not rising to the bait.

Phew, that was hard to explain. grin

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