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StillHungryy Thu 25-May-17 22:17:33

What the hell is a unmumsnetty hug? I've also seen people say flowers flowersare for support but you can't give it in mumsnet?

Who started this all? And how does an unmumsnetty hug differ from a normal one? Which hug master did posters learn this hug from? Do we get a group discount?

Is it just me??

JollySmelly Thu 25-May-17 22:21:25



iklboo Thu 25-May-17 22:29:29

It's to sort of differentiate MNers from other forums that post things like

'Awww. Hugz 2 u n ur baba hun'

(It hurt typing that)

reallyanotherone Thu 25-May-17 22:31:32

It's kind of the equivalent of an awkward manly pat on the shoulder.

Wouldn't be so soft as to actually hug, but recognise the fact you might need one.

WaitingYetAgain Fri 26-May-17 00:13:02

Where's @TheMaddHugger when needed?grin

Dianneabbottsmathsteacher Fri 26-May-17 00:18:36

Because we don't Hun and lille man and princess.

If you don't get that stick around snd you will in time wine oh and wine is just wine

TheMaddHugger Fri 26-May-17 00:20:19

I'm Here

Mega (((((((((((( Madd Hugs)))))))) ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜

TheMaddHugger Fri 26-May-17 00:21:36

Mumsnet also doesn't like Husbands being called 'Hubs or Hubby'

Weird I know lol

multivac Fri 26-May-17 00:22:40

It's because members of mumsnet, very adorably, think they are everso different from people who are members of different social media sites aimed at parents.

They aren't, obviously.

TheGrumpySquirrel Fri 26-May-17 00:23:32

Omg someone I know calls her DH "hublet" 😷 it makes me feel stabby

ScarlettFreestone Fri 26-May-17 00:25:21

We're traditionally "vipers".
We're straight talking, swearing, witty and sarcastic.
We're not traditionally very touchy feely.

As a result, if you get a hug it's because we think you really really need one.

It's "unMumsnetty" not because they aren't excellent and sincerely given hugs but because they are rarely bestowed.

ScarlettFreestone Fri 26-May-17 00:27:11

multivac we aren't different people (some MNers are members of both), but you must admit the culture here is quite different to the other place.

ThePlatypusAlwaysTriumphs Fri 26-May-17 00:28:35

It's the reason I came to mumsnet hearts and years ago. Other sites offer virtual hugs, which really help no-one. Mumsnet gives actual advice which may be harsh but is real. (((()))) - how does that help anyone?

multivac Fri 26-May-17 00:29:08

No, it's not, really. The idioms vary, but the human interactions are utterly predictable, and similar.

TheMaddHugger Fri 26-May-17 00:30:54

☕️🥐breaky time. [Is breaky allowed ? 🤓]

Now for the required diagrams

ScarlettFreestone Fri 26-May-17 00:31:31

Ok Multivac grin

TheMaddHugger Fri 26-May-17 00:32:50

TheGrumpySquirrel I call my Hubs the 'Hubster' so I guess we cannot be friends 😜

TheMaddHugger Fri 26-May-17 00:33:59

And finally a diagram for peeps that hate (((((((Hugs))))))))))

steff13 Fri 26-May-17 00:36:37

I hate when people say "unmumsnetty hugs," and I hate when people start their post with, "I think the OP is getting a hard time here."

Persemillion Fri 26-May-17 01:06:18

It means I empathise, but without the sentimental claptrap.

TheMaddHugger Fri 26-May-17 01:18:27

Persemillion Fri 26-May-17 01:06:18
It means I empathise, but without the sentimental claptrap.

this^^ is why i ((((Hug)))) That and offer comfort.

Ratatatouille Fri 26-May-17 01:19:23

It's part of the undercurrent of snobbery on MN unfortunately. It's a dig at all those mums on Netmums who use words like "hun", "hubby" and "bubs" and give out a lot of virtual hugs to each other because obviously they are so thick and chavvy hahaha hmm

There are some really great people on mumsnet but unfortunately there are quite a few who think they are superior. It really fucks me off when I see people take the piss with all the fake "Ur bubba Ur rulz hun" shite. I mean, I wouldn't talk like that myself and maybe it is a bit twee, but it's just really mean spirited to take the piss out of someone purely to make yourself feel smarter/better/posher than them.

yayayahey Fri 26-May-17 01:37:03

To be fair all of the people I know who use terms like him, buns etc are massive assholes that I can't stand and only have contact with them because they are family.

Hun especially seems to be used mainly by self absorbed, bitter psychopaths.

yayayahey Fri 26-May-17 01:37:34

Jesus auto correct fail at the worst time. grin hun and bubz.

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