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to raise one eyebrow ever so slightly that MNHQ have used this turn of phrase?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 05-Apr-17 17:27:23

A discussion of the day:

Interviews - taking the piss?

Now, call me old fashioned, but did they really mean to say that?

There is a very scatalogical side to Mumsnet, what with the resident poo troll and Mumsnetters describing themselves as "losing their shit" or "not giving a shit" hither and thither.

I don't know why, but I don't expect it from HQ.

Consider this bosom hoiked.

CauliflowerSqueeze Wed 05-Apr-17 17:29:07

Oh DEAR. Definitely falls below our standards. I think "mickey" was the phrase they wanted.

helpimitchy Wed 05-Apr-17 17:30:29

I don't think you're allowed to say "mickey" anymore as it's offensive.

ViolentDelights Wed 05-Apr-17 17:31:02

Turns of phrase such as those you quoted are commonplace.

Unless you are my nan, who says "taking the mick"

PollyBanana Wed 05-Apr-17 17:32:31

Taking the Mickey is offensive now? confused

PortiaCastis Wed 05-Apr-17 17:32:52

Meh can't get mazy over that. Ripping the piss is better mind.

Littlecaf Wed 05-Apr-17 17:33:53

They should have said "taking the Michael"

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 05-Apr-17 17:35:46

I know those phrases are commonplace Violet. Not sure what your point is.

I think of shit and piss as swear words. I wouldn't say them in front of children or my Mum, for example, or when talking to a stranger.

SecretNetter Wed 05-Apr-17 17:37:32

I haven't seen it...whilst it doesn't offend me, i do think it's inappropriately worded tbh. Tut tut.

HerrenaHarridan Wed 05-Apr-17 17:43:17

Ha ha ha ha ha hah ha ha ha

Mn is well known for allowing swearing and piss... well!

bibbitybobbityyhat Wed 05-Apr-17 17:46:15

Well it's amused someone at least!

TwentyCups Wed 05-Apr-17 17:48:11

I honestly don't see the problem here. It's well known that swearing is allowed here, and I don't really consider piss to be a proper swear word anyway.

Crankycunt Wed 05-Apr-17 17:48:25

Taking the piss is barely swearing.

It's not as though they've written taking the fucking awful cunting pigfucking piss is it?

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Wed 05-Apr-17 17:49:18

Taking the Micky comes from the word micturate, meaning piss.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Wed 05-Apr-17 17:49:45

Taking the Mickey is offensive? Who to? Mice?

LadyLoveYourWhat Wed 05-Apr-17 17:50:27

"Taking the mickey" is not offensive. I guess you might think it is if you thought it was something to do with Irish people, but I don't think it ever has been.

kierenthecommunity Wed 05-Apr-17 17:50:38

Isn't Micky slang in Ireland for a penis? Sure I read that in a Marian Keyes book...

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Wed 05-Apr-17 17:51:18

I think of shit and piss as swear words. I wouldn't say them in front of children or my Mum, for example, or when talking to a stranger.

But this isn't children, or your mum, it's mumsnet and sometimes we say cunt too.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Wed 05-Apr-17 17:54:39

Wot?! confused

Mamagin Wed 05-Apr-17 17:55:35

I hate the word 'piss'. It's ugly.
I'm fine with cunt as long as it's not being used as an insult, and fuck is fine.
Think again Mumsnet.

zeeboo Wed 05-Apr-17 17:56:36

Mick is an offensive slang word for Irishman. I can't reply any more because I'm too busy laughing at someone saying they'd never say 'taking the piss' in front of a stranger because it's swearing grin. Talk about pearl clutching!!!!

MumW Wed 05-Apr-17 17:59:00

I don't think you're allowed to say "mickey" anymore as it's offensive.

Gosh, is it? Well, you learn something new every day.

ViolentDelights Wed 05-Apr-17 18:01:43

Haven't you been here for ages Bibbity? Surely you've noticed mumsnet swears a lot by now?

maddiemookins16mum Wed 05-Apr-17 18:03:43

We say "extracting the Michalis" in this house.

MistressMolecules Wed 05-Apr-17 18:05:32

Huh? You are offended by piss?? really?! (maybe I am missing the sarcasm?) but at least once a day on here there is fuck, cunt, etc...

Have you found your way to the wrong Mums site by any chance grin

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