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to say please stop saying this for the love of God

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vandrew4 Mon 19-Feb-18 19:46:35

"not your circus, not your monkey" please please just stop

MaidenMotherCrone Mon 19-Feb-18 19:47:57

Nope grin

SpicedGirl Mon 19-Feb-18 19:48:44

I use it a lot so I cannot promise to etop

YoumeandlittleP Mon 19-Feb-18 19:48:45


PhelanThePain Mon 19-Feb-18 19:48:48

What will we say instead? Could you post a list of approved phrases please?

FlibbertyGiblets Mon 19-Feb-18 19:48:50

Och don't be a grumpus. Learn to slide your eyes past phrases.

SpicedGirl Mon 19-Feb-18 19:48:51


Idontbelieveinthemoon Mon 19-Feb-18 19:48:53

Ooh a friend of mine says this often on Facebook and I'm not keen.

ABypassRunsThroughIt Mon 19-Feb-18 19:49:03

OP, may I ask why? What is wrong with it?

vandrew4 Mon 19-Feb-18 19:49:51

Phelan just not that. I'm sure it was all very witty the first 28,000 times but is now bugging the tits off me

Rainboho Mon 19-Feb-18 19:49:55


It would be a pretty shit circus with one little monkey arsing around.

TheLovelyHorse Mon 19-Feb-18 19:50:04

I only learned it last year. I want my monkey's worth.

MrsKoala Mon 19-Feb-18 19:50:11

I don't mind that one. Calling everyone a 'Cheekyfucker' or CF is currently my piss off du jour.

TroubledTribble28 Mon 19-Feb-18 19:50:22

Ooh I do wish people would stop saying 'for the love of God' ...

FlibbertyGiblets Mon 19-Feb-18 19:50:43

I like etop. Sounds frenchie, ooh la la etop mes amis, sil vous plait. Heehaw heehaw heehaw. Bof.

Aprilshowerswontbelong Mon 19-Feb-18 19:50:50

I feel your pain..
Is that any better??

vandrew4 Mon 19-Feb-18 19:51:02

Oh God, I've just thought; people may replace it with " mind your own beeswax" !

PinkAvocado Mon 19-Feb-18 19:51:38

I don’t use it but I can’t help but really like it grin

Sparklingbrook Mon 19-Feb-18 19:52:16

It is a bit odd. It's like people saying it think they were the first people ever to use the expression.

'It has nothing whatsoever to do with you' is better. I have never been to a circus in my life. Do circuses even have monkeys?

There was someone moaning on here about putting your ducks in a row earlier.

PhelanThePain Mon 19-Feb-18 19:54:03

I love it. It always provokes images of littleness mischievous monkeys causing havoc in the big top grin

MorningsEleven Mon 19-Feb-18 19:54:13

It would be a pretty shit circus with one little monkey arsing around

Like the zoo with only one dog 😉

Floralnomad Mon 19-Feb-18 19:55:03

In our house we use ‘ not my bull , not my bullshit’ instead .

Sparklingbrook Mon 19-Feb-18 19:55:11

It originated in Poland apparently. Maybe they have monkeys in their circus.

PhelanThePain Mon 19-Feb-18 19:55:50

Ducks And rows
Monkeys and circuses
Horses and bolts
Frogs and feathers
Llamas and dramas

What other animal based phrases can we think of to piss off the sour bakes of MN tonight? grin

GrumpyOldBagFace Mon 19-Feb-18 19:56:46

We used to live near a zoo that did have one dog!

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