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OpalFruitsMarathonsandSpira Fri 24-Feb-17 07:17:28

... "It makes my teeth itch". This will start a "bun fight" because the op is a "goady" fucker.

AIBU to interpret this as just MN version of the hashtag, or bffs or lols or hun?

I see certain fads sweeping through and I find it interesting. If it is different, what is the difference?

Grumpbum Fri 24-Feb-17 07:19:23

Nope me too alongside with other words/sayings I don't see here, but on Facebook such as totes amaze balls and 'le weep'

OpalFruitsMarathonsandSpira Fri 24-Feb-17 07:24:05

That's it - totes is just a pisstake for totally but a MN no go! But Naice as a pisstake is fine.

I find language, communication and cultural rules fascinating.

Redglitter Fri 24-Feb-17 07:27:46

I hate naice it's just ridiculous.

Anniegetyourgun Fri 24-Feb-17 07:31:36

It's affected, of course. It's supposed to be - it's poking fun at class snobbery. It doesn't irritate me but might if it was used more frequently or started to be taken seriously. Please note though, on MN ham has to be "naice"; there is no other kind.

longdiling Fri 24-Feb-17 07:32:37

Yes it is interesting isn't it?! Vair for very and blardy for bloody are also 'allowed' on here but not really any less annoying than huns and lols. It's a class thing probably, Vair and naice and blardy signify middle class accents and hun/lols signify working class maybe?

longdiling Fri 24-Feb-17 07:33:12

Although actually totes doesn't work with that theory does it?

AuntieStella Fri 24-Feb-17 07:34:22

Yes, MN has a distinct language - all communities do. It's a kind of binding force IYSWIM.

It's not logical and it tends to grow up haphazardly but becomes really quite entrenched, whether you like it or laugh at it, for as long as there is indeed a sense of community.

OpalFruitsMarathonsandSpira Fri 24-Feb-17 07:36:43

longdiling could it be because MNers can't claim to own totes like they can with the others you sited. I mean, as it is quite widely used on more mainstream platforms?

lalaloopyhead Fri 24-Feb-17 07:39:22

I quite like naice. It is interesting to see how new words can be introduced to everyday language and we all develop and understanding of them and their context. Naice is a particularly good example of that, and I was thinking so to myself when reading the no-loo cafe thread. Cafe would probably conjure and image of brown sauce and laminated menu (nowt wrong with that of course) but naice cafe describes something different.
There are some phrases on here that I am not keen on, but they don't particularly bother me either.

unicorn5629 Fri 24-Feb-17 07:40:47

Ich... naice sounds bloody awful

Frequent user of "totes"

Not even sorry ! grin

Screwinthetuna Fri 24-Feb-17 07:41:28

What does naice mean? Just nice? Why not nice?

OpalFruitsMarathonsandSpira Fri 24-Feb-17 07:42:45

unicorn5629 tell me that last line was intended!


OpalFruitsMarathonsandSpira Fri 24-Feb-17 07:43:13

Nice but in a good-natured-fun-poking way.

BitOutOfPractice Fri 24-Feb-17 07:47:22

"naice" means middle class really doesn't it, with undertones of pretension

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Fri 24-Feb-17 07:49:27

It's a class thing, poking gentle fun at plummy accents (particularly socially-aspirational middle-class ones).

The dislike of lol/hun etc. is because those things are generally associated with poorly-educated or working-class people, and the majority of MN has traditionally been very middle-class.

It's not nice, but it would be foolish to pretend that the class divide no longer exists.

EdithWeston Fri 24-Feb-17 07:49:32

'naice' references Jilly Cooper and her character Valerie Jones who is trying to be posh but doesn't get it quite right. She's an unsympathetic character.

FucksSakeSusan Fri 24-Feb-17 07:50:47


Mrsemcgregor Fri 24-Feb-17 07:53:04

Naice is a great word for imagery. If someone says "I was in a very naice butchers" I can imagine exactly the type of shop. Not like my local butchers but one that sells fancy chutneys and such as well, probably all organic etc etc

I haven't used it yet, but might if I needed to conjure up a certain image.

TinyRick Fri 24-Feb-17 07:55:31

'Naice' originally came from a shopping list a couple of years back that an OP found and it had 'naice ham' written on it.

OpalFruitsMarathonsandSpira Fri 24-Feb-17 07:59:17

Imagery is a very interesting point. But I'd be a liar if I didn't say I think pretentiousness is a factor!

I do hope that is a naice biscuit, Susan! wink

unicorn5629 Fri 24-Feb-17 08:03:57

Very much intended... smile

TinyRick Fri 24-Feb-17 08:06:49

And by 'couple of years' I do mean quite a few years. Can't seem to find the original post about it though. I presume it is in classics somewhere.

ErrolTheDragon Fri 24-Feb-17 08:14:17

'Naice' was born and became a semi-official 'thing' ages ago - its years since I won a 'Naice Coffee' mug. <unstealthy boast>grin

neveradullmoment99 Fri 24-Feb-17 08:16:00

Can't stand it. I could have created this thread. Its nice nice NICE its
N-I-C-E. If you want to say something that is nicer than nice then bloody well use a word out of the dictionary!!!!

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