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To ask what the fuck a reverse is?

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airyfairywhosealittlehairy Tue 07-Feb-17 17:52:25

Sorry to be a little thick, but I've seen it on lots of threads and don't understand!

ActuallyThatsSUPREMECommander Tue 07-Feb-17 17:56:03

It's where you post as if from the other side of the argument you are having with your spouse/MIL/friend etc. It's normally pretty annoying and caricatures the opposing position. When someone says "is this a reverse?" it's normally because the OP's POV is so completely ludicrous and downright wrong that you can't believe that anyone would actually type it in good faith.

RobinHumphries Tue 07-Feb-17 17:56:30

It's when someone is so convinced they are right that they write the opening post as if they are the person in the wrong. For example, I have just parked in a disabled spot so that my massive car won't get scratched. I have just been confronted by someone in a wheelchair who pointed out I shouldn't be there. AIBU?

Damselindestress Tue 07-Feb-17 17:56:53

Basically it's when someone posts an AIBU from the other persons perspective. For example they might post as the mother in law in a situation when they are actually the daughter in law. I think they do this to get a different perspective or try to see things from the other persons point of view but personally it annoys me, I think people should just be clear about the real situation if they're asking for advice or opinions.

needmymouthsewnup Tue 07-Feb-17 17:57:49

It's when someone writes a post from anothers' view point, eg 'my wife does all the housework while I lay around doing sod all, am i unreasonable to let her' when the poster is actually the wife and is wanting a an opinion from the other side, if that makes sense. They're very irritating, but what's even more irritating are the posters who constantly bleat 'is this a reverse?' when it's a post they don't agree with and 'can't believe someone would say/do that'.

minipie Tue 07-Feb-17 17:58:09

When someone comes on here to complain about (for example) their mum

but actually the poster is the mum rather than the daughter

so they are hoping everyone says "no the mum is right and you are wrong"

and then they go "Ta da! I'm actually the mum, thanks for all saying I'm right"

PuppyMonkey Tue 07-Feb-17 17:58:34

Can't believe you didn't know this OP, is this a reverse? wink

Allthebestnamesareused Tue 07-Feb-17 21:31:12



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