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NoShitHemlock Mon 25-Feb-19 15:01:29

Obviously having a (completely) lazy day including several cups of coffee and a good nose around MN when I noticed "TIA" at the end of a post. Not the first time I have noticed this, and I thought "Cor - that Tia gets around a bit - turning into a bit of a prolific poster. It's a bit odd she keeps putting her name at the bottom of her posts tho....."

And then the penny dropped.

or for you lovely ladies who are just as daft as I am...
Thanks In Advance grin

Asta19 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:20:19

You're not alone! Exactly the same thing happened to me grin

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Feb-19 15:22:35

When I first joined I thought writing "bump" on a thread, any thread, was a pregnancy announcement

AgentProvocateur Mon 25-Feb-19 15:26:58

I thought for years that there was a very high incidence of men with eating disorders (ED) on Mumsnet, before realising it meant erectile dysfunction. grin (and I stared a thread about it at the time too, many years ago)

Mother87 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:28:31

We've all been there in one way or anothergrin

ILoveMaxiBondi Mon 25-Feb-19 15:32:45


This may or may not be the perfect thread to ask this on.

In FB selling pages I’ve noticed some people posting “next” under a post. Its never the person who has posted the ad or discussion. has been under items listed for sale and things like “does anyone know which chemist is open on Sunday”. To me it comes across as very rude. Like the person is saying “can’t help you, move along” but that doesn’t seem right. Surely they would just ignore it? Does anyone know what it means?

KittyLover91 Mon 25-Feb-19 15:33:01

Hahaha bless you. There is still loooooads i have no idea what they mean! Always hoping to stumble a across a thread with all of them in

QuirkyQuark Mon 25-Feb-19 15:36:09

Max it means they want to be next inline for the item.

WonderTweek Mon 25-Feb-19 15:39:11

I've thought this too! grin Also whenever someone with a name like user75356435 posts I always thought it's just one person who has chosen quite an odd number combo as their screen name. Took me a while to realise that the numbers change... blush

ILoveMaxiBondi Mon 25-Feb-19 15:40:50

it means they want to be next inline for the item.

Oh that does make sense! I’ve seen it on discussion posts though so no items being sold.

NunoGoncalves Mon 25-Feb-19 15:44:10

When I first joined I thought writing "bump" on a thread, any thread, was a pregnancy announcement

Hahahah that's much better than not knowing what TIA means! grin

I'm just imagining your thought process when someone doesn't get any replies for 20 minutes then posts "bump" and you're sitting there thinking it's a bizarre pregnancy announcement. grin

Saltovinegar Mon 25-Feb-19 15:44:44

I don't know if I'm also being thick but can someone tell me why people post a Q on some threads. Does it mean something?


QuirkyQuark Mon 25-Feb-19 15:45:46

Sometimes on some groups they're set up like selling groups and it's really easy to hit the stupid 'next' button. I've done it a few times and then had to apologise that my sausage fingers had accidentally done it grin

GraceMarks Mon 25-Feb-19 15:51:21

It took me AGES to work out what HTH meant. In the end, I googled it... I also couldn't work out what all the DH, DW, DD etc abbreviations meant. I still don't use them and insist on typing out husband, wife, daughter or whatever. I'm like that elderly relative everyone has who uses full sentences in all their texts (and yes, I do that too...)

brew0andbiscuits Mon 25-Feb-19 16:01:14

It took me ages to figure out TIA and I thought the exact same as you OP hahaha. I was always wondering why you would end an anonymous post with your name at the end

StealthPolarBear Mon 25-Feb-19 16:02:52


Yes, does anyone know what time asda opens on Sundays?


Awwww congratulations smile


alwaysthepessimist Mon 25-Feb-19 16:04:11

Oh there are still some I don't know the answer to and posters that seem to write almost the entire posts with acronyms I can't cope with - by the end of the first line I have totally lost point and give up!

I also cannot for the life of me work out how you can name change's beyond me....

FriarTuck Mon 25-Feb-19 16:09:49

I don't know if I'm also being thick but can someone tell me why people post a Q on some threads. Does it mean something?
I saw this earlier and just assumed someone and mistyped and pressed post. Maybe not then blush

Saltovinegar Mon 25-Feb-19 16:11:45

I assumed the Q was fat fingers initially but it keeps popping up on different threads so it must mean something?

Rade Mon 25-Feb-19 16:13:57

I always thought is was "thanking you in anticipation"?

VanGoghsDog Mon 25-Feb-19 16:14:07

I work for a large multinational organisation which is HO in an EU country, not the UK.

Some of our teams put 'regards' in the language of that country at the end of their emails.

One of my colleagues saw this in a reply to her and thought the email was being signed off by a different person and that someone else had accessed that person's mailbox!

Bracknellite Mon 25-Feb-19 16:15:22

Here on mumsnet I spent months thinking CF was Control Freak.

NoShitHemlock Mon 25-Feb-19 16:21:17

Apparently I am not the only thick one here halo

I know that there is a link somewhere in the nether regions of MN that explains the alphabet soup, but being old an experienced interweb user I refuse point blank to read it.

On that note, what the hell does HTH mean? Asking for a friend....

ImARocketMan Mon 25-Feb-19 16:23:24

HTH means "hope that helps", hth wink

I always thought when someone posted just one letter or a full stop on a post they were place-marking? I guess the Q maybe does mean something if lots of people do it?!

NoShitHemlock Mon 25-Feb-19 16:26:51

@ImARocketMan my friend thanks you wine grin

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