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Skweeki Sun 11-Sep-16 23:02:00

Mumsnetty phrases become an everyday part of your vocabulary...and your 9yo turns around after you've made a stupid comment and asks...

"Mommy, are you on glue?"

Fluffsnuts Mon 12-Sep-16 00:04:49

Yep. Regularly suggest to DH that we put something to the mumsnet jury.

And today I used the word entitled IRL!

ImissGrannyW Mon 12-Sep-16 00:39:17

made a conscious choice to stop doing it because I worried it might 'out' me!

(my manager - whom I loathe - talked about "big girl pants")

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Mon 12-Sep-16 00:41:04

When I genuinely ask myself "Am I Being Unreasonable?"

Mycraneisfixed Mon 12-Sep-16 00:42:18

My DD and I use AIBU in our textsconfused

Skweeki Mon 12-Sep-16 00:56:08

Ha ha I asked my friend "AIBU" the other day...she didn't have a clue what it meant! grin

Skweeki Mon 12-Sep-16 00:57:39

Also, googling something...then googling it again with the word "mumsnet" after it, to see what everyone on here thinks about it.

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Mon 12-Sep-16 01:23:44

....it's 1.25 in the morning and you're still posting. Goodnight smile

LetitiaCropleysCookbook Wed 14-Sep-16 11:07:07

You start practising your head-tilt and pearl-clutch in the mirror.

worldsworstchildren Wed 14-Sep-16 11:08:36

I keep asking my DH if he thinks our marriage is happy hmm

VladmirsPoutine Wed 14-Sep-16 11:11:39

I sometimes consider the AIBU in a typical situation e.g. sitting on a bus or train or in a supermarket.

DerekSprechenZeDick Wed 14-Sep-16 11:12:00

I once turned round when a woman shouted Derek while I was in the co-op

PinkSquash Wed 14-Sep-16 11:17:26

I always ask AIBU IRL and I sent a message saying I had LTB, which received a What? response.

I always think now what would MN do? with lots of situations

peppercold Wed 14-Sep-16 11:19:13

derek grin thats funny!

steppemum Wed 14-Sep-16 11:20:46

when you are talking to someone and you say 'you know someone recently was telling me.....' and then you realise it was something you had read on mn.

StayAChild Wed 14-Sep-16 11:21:21

When I can relate just about everything IRL to a thread on MN.

JustSpeakSense Wed 14-Sep-16 11:22:40

Every time a friend IRL has a little moan about their DH...you respond with a definite LTB! grin

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 14-Sep-16 11:24:41

I used the phrase "I don't believe in woo" to DH not long ago when he tried to tell me some old ghost story. He said I wasn't speaking English, I told him the MN folk would understand.

mrsfuzzy Wed 14-Sep-16 11:28:56

i will often say stuff like 'on mums net you'd get flamed for that' or 'there was this woman on mumsnets who had the same problem/suggested' etc, it causes a lot of amusement and the dc/dh to say 'well what does mumsnet reckon then fuzzy ? better ask 'em ! grin

Skweeki Wed 14-Sep-16 11:32:38

When you type the letter "A" into Google...and the predictive search brings up "Aibu Mumsnet"

JaneJeffer Wed 14-Sep-16 11:34:53

Anything you say to DH gets the response "did you read that on Mumsnet?".

Nabootique Wed 14-Sep-16 11:38:48

When you're looking for the hmm emoticon on texts/Messenger.

MeAndMy3LovelyBoys Wed 14-Sep-16 11:39:35

When you start applying everything you read on MN to your every day life.
When you apply other people's situations to your own and become a "serial projector".

90daychallenger Wed 14-Sep-16 11:47:16

When every little mundane thing in life turns into an AIBU thread:

AIBU to sit here on the bus?
AIBU to have cheerios rather than cornflakes?
AIBU to take an early lunch?

RuggerHug Wed 14-Sep-16 11:48:08

When you open a conversation with your DSis with 'Did you SEE mumsnet today?!' and she knows exactly what thread you're going to talk about blush

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