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To ask (nicely) that people refrain from using "Hun" and "X" - yes, I know... I'm a grumpy git.

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Salmotrutta Wed 03-Aug-16 00:25:33

But I've noticed, yet again, an influx of "Huns" and "xx" nonsense.

I can even mentally think of a few culprits.


But I'm grumpy so I want to share the grumpiness.

MrsJoeyMaynard Wed 03-Aug-16 00:28:37

You know you're going to be inundated with huns and x's now, don't you?

Thisisnotausername Wed 03-Aug-16 00:28:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MachiKoro Wed 03-Aug-16 00:28:58

Not just xx, but xXx I have seen! shock

It's awful.

MaisieDotes Wed 03-Aug-16 00:29:49

Mentally think grin

FastWindow Wed 03-Aug-16 00:33:10

It's the holibobs hun. Just hide all threads till September.

Hth x grin

Pinkerbeller Wed 03-Aug-16 00:33:44

Aww, sorry hun! XOXO

(Non-sarcastiscally, I also hate this. I don't kiss people at the end of every sentence in real life so why would I do it online?!)

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 03-Aug-16 00:35:38

XX might be aggressively feminist.

That's what I intend to translate all kisses as.

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Aug-16 00:35:53

YY I know MrsJoey.

But I must make a stand.

And I have a banner ... "Down with Huns and Xs"

(Disclaimer: I do know that Hun can mean something other than "honey")

I'm not a complete fool.

LucyBabs Wed 03-Aug-16 00:36:54

I don't know what the problem is? I don't personally use hun or xx on MN.
I don't "know" anyone here and I only use it with close family and friends.

madein1995 Wed 03-Aug-16 00:37:34

I always do xx at the end of texts or messages but 'hun' does my head in so YANBU

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Aug-16 00:38:31


If you don't use "Hun" or "xx" then that's fine LucyBabs.


Salmotrutta Wed 03-Aug-16 00:41:10

I only do "xx" when texting my offspring.

Because I know them and love them.

I don't "know" (or love) anyone on MN so don't routinely post "xx".

FastWindow Wed 03-Aug-16 00:41:46

lucy <dons Tom Hanks basrball coach voice>

'There's no Hunning on MN!'

Gavel grin

ArmySal Wed 03-Aug-16 00:47:13

Don't be so tetchy babes xxx

Just5minswithDacre Wed 03-Aug-16 00:47:33

What's confusing is the posters who end a post with xXx and then apologise and say that they don't know why they did it.

Do they spend most of their days sending affectionate texts? How can it be so ingrained it becomes inadvertent?

GertrudeSmellsDivine Wed 03-Aug-16 00:48:04

When my 50-something, intelligent and generally lovely friend writes about her fabby holibobs with her fabby familam I die a little inside grin
Still luvs her tho. She's soooo spesh. winkgrin

BillyNotQuiteNoMates Wed 03-Aug-16 00:50:33

I'll use xxx in a text or message if someone is upset, otherwise no.
I've never used "Hun" in my life - sounds German to me, anyway. And "sweetie" gets my goat as well

Vipermisnomer Wed 03-Aug-16 00:51:09

ok just get hubby to help you chillax luv xxx

Salmotrutta Wed 03-Aug-16 00:52:43


What the hell?

What is a "familam"?

And I blame the evil Sarah Kennedy for fucking "holibobbs".

I was glad when she got sacked left Radio 2.

I remember when she ranted about the oil in her tank and the poor sods people who bought her house.

GertrudeSmellsDivine Wed 03-Aug-16 00:55:11

I deduced from the FB photos that it must mean family. shock

Vipermisnomer Wed 03-Aug-16 00:55:27

Whilst on the subject of things that make teeth itch, what about the entitlement stuff?

Am I the only one who mumbles "no numbnuts, you mean a misplaced sense of entitlement grrr" every time I read about someone being entitled but meant as the opposite meaning blah blah.

Sorry to derail...

ArmySal Wed 03-Aug-16 00:57:36

Some posters need to learn the meaning of the word goad.

GertrudeSmellsDivine Wed 03-Aug-16 01:00:33

Ah g'wan Army name namesgrin

ArmySal Wed 03-Aug-16 01:07:35

Around 40% of posters who shout 'goady fucker' to someone who has a differing opinion to them, with no goading in sight, Gertrude.

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