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That it really annoys me when OP is asked a question and doesn't answer it?

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Hahaha88 Fri 01-Mar-19 11:31:07

For example, I still don't know what a gog botherer is, I have googled it, Google thinks I meant god botherer. I neeeeeeed to know! People have asked numerous times and OP just ignores it. I've seen similar on other threads, where people are asking for charity or further info and OP still posts but ignores these requests. Please tell me it's not me BU and that it's really annoying?!

Winterfellismyhome Fri 01-Mar-19 11:32:22

Sounds like a typo and OP isn't answering because people are taking the piss.

GreenThing Fri 01-Mar-19 11:32:49

Gog is short for goggles presumably - the OP presumably made the phrase up.

Hahaha88 Fri 01-Mar-19 11:43:27

I guess she could have meant gog wearer? hmm

Readytogogogo Fri 01-Mar-19 11:51:15

Only on Mumsnet have I heard glasses referred to as Gogs. Really don't understand why wearing glasses can be a source of amusement...

Merryhobnobs Fri 01-Mar-19 11:53:06

I've heard eyes being referred to Gogs before. I'm in Scotland. I find it a pretty rude way to describe glasses.

Fluffyears Fri 01-Mar-19 18:10:27

What I hate is when people don’t read the op and ask questions where the answer is clearly in the op.
Op: blah blah blah, we have two children 4 and 8 years old blah blah...
Do you have children?
How old are your children?

Drives me nuts.

iolaus Fri 01-Mar-19 18:15:44

I would assume it was 'god botherer' and was a typo

Alternatively if I hear someone talk about Gogs then I would assume they were talking about North Walians

PooleySpooley Fri 01-Mar-19 18:19:24

People ask ridiculous probing questions that could easily put them and are irrelevant to the OP.

That’s why they don’t answer them.

PooleySpooley Fri 01-Mar-19 18:19:35


needthisthread Fri 01-Mar-19 18:23:16

I still think it's meant to be GOD bothered. OP said she was but never went back, I assumed she meant to church. Can't quite match that up with the glasses shite though

Damntheman Fri 01-Mar-19 18:25:13

Gog to me is short form for gollywog so I was already irritated just from reading the thread title of that one ;)

gamerchick Fri 01-Mar-19 18:25:42

It was probably deliberate to get people talking, recommend for classics and bang on forever more like that snapped and farted bollocks.

CrookshanksPotter Fri 01-Mar-19 18:26:26

I agree with @PooleySpooley

I think YABU

Hushabyelullaby Fri 01-Mar-19 18:26:44

specific to this part of the world, but it could be Gog botherer. People from North Wales are sometimes referred to as Gogs (it could come from the Welsh for North which is Gogledd?). I doubt there'd be a phrase for annoying/bothering a certain group of people, but who am I to say, there may well be.

I've never heard glasses referred to as gogs or goggles - unless someone is drunk and then you could say they are wearing beer goggles.

Jellyfloodagain Fri 01-Mar-19 18:26:47

I think she was trying to be funny mocking her glasses wearing family and labelling them as gog followers.

origamiunicorn Fri 01-Mar-19 18:30:24

It annoys me when people answer an OPs question or give an opinion and the OP never comes back, not even to say thanks. Sometimes the thread is a few pages of comments, I feel like people have spent their time answering it's just courtesy to not disappear into thin air.

flowergrrl77 Sat 02-Mar-19 22:43:16

LMAO! I am here because I googled ‘gog botherer’

“That it really annoys me when OP is asked a question and doesn't answer it?
For example, I still don't know what a gog botherer is, I have googled”

I clicked the no no google, I did mean gog not god... button.

Ah well, guess she meant goggle wearer...

IAmMeThisIsI Sat 02-Mar-19 23:44:42

I'm in Wales and never heard of a gog. That lady who said gog botherer has made that saying up to refer to someone who wears glasses. When she said she never went back she was referring to the opticians. She said something about needing glasses herself, but she hadn't gone back.

WatcherintheRye Sat 02-Mar-19 23:50:25

The op in that case did address the question at some point in the thread. I remember reading that when she first got to know her dh he referred to himself as a gog botherer (wearer of glasses).

Karwomannghia Sun 03-Mar-19 00:04:22

I read that where she broke her dh’s glasses. Context clearly showed it meant glasses wearers.

Parly Sun 03-Mar-19 00:19:25

I do think it's annoying we can't reply directly to a poster with quoted text displayed if that makes sense.

You can @ the person but it's not as easy to keep track and tabs of where you've been and which people / posts are being given further replies.

So can't really answer your question but think it's maybe easy to just miss what people post unless you're watching and glued like a bitch to who is saying what. confused

Hahaha88 Sun 03-Mar-19 08:43:39

@Fluffyears. Oh yes I agree with that too. Or when people comment based only on the OP despite several other messages from the OPer which usually answer whatever they are now Asking

Hahaha88 Sun 03-Mar-19 08:44:33

@PooleySpooley I appreciate this might be the case in some circumstances and it makes sense then not to reply x

Hahaha88 Sun 03-Mar-19 08:45:32

@origamiunicorn oops it's taken me a few days to come back to this!!blush

Hahaha88 Sun 03-Mar-19 08:46:26

@flowergrrl77 grin I to clicked that button, I know Google it doesn't seem right but this time it's not just my inability to spell lol

Hahaha88 Sun 03-Mar-19 08:48:33

@Karwomannghia I think the point was people wanted to know how it meant that. It's like me saying potato watcher means a MN user. Without any explanation it just makes no sense. (btw I made that as a random example I don't use that lol)

Hahaha88 Sun 03-Mar-19 08:49:40

@Parly oh yes I do find it rather frustrating that it doesn't take you to your last read comment like it does on other sites

MrHaroldFry Sun 03-Mar-19 08:57:49

I have never heard Gog Botherer.
If you mean God-Botherer, this is a derogatory phrase regarding a deeply religious person.
I grew up in Ireland and some teenage boys would call this after nuns from the local Covent school.

Alternatively did you mean Dog Botherer? This is a version of sheep shagger again, not said in kindness.

LooksBetterWithAFilter Sun 03-Mar-19 09:05:37

Glasses are sometimes referred to as gogs. No idea why and know nobody that calls them that short for goggles maybe? I don’t get all the confusion about that op it was clear even if someone didn’t know what it meant that she was using it to refer to her ds and dh as glasses wearers.

Noyourenot Sun 03-Mar-19 09:05:55

She did answer. Said family members said it. The OP of that thread has poor eyesight, doesn’t want to wear glasses, so had lots of typos. It was hard to read.

flowergrrl77 Sun 03-Mar-19 13:08:25

@MrHaroldFry no no, OP really does mean Gog botherer... it refers to another thread where for a while I thought it was a typo too!

SilverDragonfly1 Sun 03-Mar-19 13:24:26

Goggles is an old fashioned expression for glasses, usually used as a nickname for the wearer rather than the glasses themselves. Talking early 20thC here, although it might well have remained common for longer in some areas.

Maybe we should bring back 'gig lamps' as glasses slang!

IncorrigibleTitmouse Sun 03-Mar-19 13:36:30

It is really annoying when people don’t answer direct questions that would give valuable context! I’ve heard the term gog botherer though, mostly in Scotland so maybe that’s where the OP is from. It’s just a slightly childish term for a person who wears glasses.

Assuming it’s not about harassing people from Llandudno or similar, because the only other context I’ve heard ‘gog’ used—in reference to people from north Wales (e.g. he has a gog accent).

origamiunicorn Sun 03-Mar-19 13:59:55

oops it's taken me a few days to come back to this!!blush

😂 As soon I wrote it I thought oh no hope OP doesn't think it's a dig. I mean the ones where people are offering advice and they just disappear.

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