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To not understand the biscuit emoji?

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victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 11:45:13

Exactly what the title suggests really. Just read a thread on benefits and don't really understand why the OP has been sent biscuits. Am I missing something?

ScarletForYa Sat 29-Apr-17 11:50:11

It signifies indifference and sometimes indicates suspicion of trolling.

WickedLazy Sat 29-Apr-17 11:51:02

I'm just going to take a pew on this fence here, with my biscuit + brew plus poppcorn

This should be interesting...

PuppyMonkey Sat 29-Apr-17 11:52:06

It's from a time when Gordon Brown was on MN and he kept refusing to answer a question on what his favourite busicuit was, so I think it now sort of means "I refuse to engage in this nonsense."

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Apr-17 11:54:39

I don't issue the biscuits personally but I take it to mean 'I can't believe you posted that/what a load of cobblers/what a GF to post that etc

Benefits thread posts are very often well deserved of biscuits.

MrsCobain Sat 29-Apr-17 11:56:23

I rarely post biscuits at people but when I do it's because I think they're a massive twunt.

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Apr-17 11:57:25

I think hmm says it better than a biscuit.

DramaInPyjamas Sat 29-Apr-17 11:58:00

It means 'no comment' and as a previous poster says, it come from the Gordon Brown days where he wouldn't comment on a MN chat on his favourite biscuit.

I think it's lost it's original meaning along the way, now usually it's posted on trolly and goady threads to mean 'shut up'

victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 12:01:26

Haha, okay, thanks for educating me. I'm looking forward to when the time comes for me to post me firstbiscuitgrin

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Apr-17 12:01:28

I also think it is used to place mark on a thread where a bunfight is imminent.

victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 12:02:10

I also think it is used to place mark on a thread where a bunfight is imminent.

Ooo sounds juicygrin

PuppyMonkey Sat 29-Apr-17 12:03:51

I don't think I've ever posted a biscuit - agree a hmm is the greatest emoji ever invented. I also like the confused

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Apr-17 12:04:54

hmm sums it up every time.

Not sure about 'juicy' especially if the thread was started by a GF/PBP or both.

NavyandWhite Sat 29-Apr-17 12:06:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

QuiteChic Sat 29-Apr-17 12:09:09

My Grandmother had an expression 'well that takes the biscuit' - which I took to mean, 'are you taking the piss - are you some kind of princess - do you live in the real world?, if say someone had done something nice for you and you wanted more - or if you weren't grateful for what you had.

victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 12:15:54

Not sure about 'juicy' especially if the thread was started by a GF/PBP or both.

Er.. excuse the ignorance again but what's a 'GF/PBP'??hmm

Sparklingbrook Sat 29-Apr-17 12:20:18

GF-Goady fucker

PBP-Previously banned Poster (coming back for yet another go and getting everyone frothing. Benefits is a good topic for that.

mammmamia Sat 29-Apr-17 12:20:55

Goady fucker
Previously banned poster

God I spend too much time here

Ginger782 Sat 29-Apr-17 12:21:10

I don't get why the biscuit is actually a flower??

victoriousblunder Sat 29-Apr-17 12:23:01

I don't get why the biscuit is actually a flower??

I initially thought it was a peachgrin

Katurah Sat 29-Apr-17 12:23:36

It's a Jammie Dodger!

Where I've seen the biscuit used it always reads to me like a person is telling someone they are out of line or to that they are being mean or unreasonable. Or often to simply F off!!

Flyinggeese Sat 29-Apr-17 12:23:47

confused makes me think of Edna Everage every time! Can't stand it when used in place of a question mark!

TheExuberant1 Sat 29-Apr-17 12:24:42

Oh is it a biscuit? I thought it was a cats bottom but didn't really know what it meant!

wowfudge Sat 29-Apr-17 12:25:58

Doesn't it mean that the post being commented on takes the biscuit? None of the previous replies indicate what I thought!

wowfudge Sat 29-Apr-17 12:27:21

Clearly I need to RTFT as Quite HIV has already given that explanation.

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