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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?!

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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