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Times/Mumsnet Article Today: Is he a Hugo or a Jack?

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wpedant Tue 08-Sep-09 15:20:40

women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/families/article6825023.ece

redfacedandrude Tue 08-Sep-09 15:25:19

Blimey yet another journalist gets his her mortgage paid courtesy of filching MN.

southeastastra Tue 08-Sep-09 15:28:47

oooh first comment:

It strikes me that MumsNet is a bit sexist. Are Fathers allowed to become members? If so, why isn't it called ParentNet?

why doesn't he just ask on here?

BitOfFun Tue 08-Sep-09 15:30:42

Good article I thought- a nice plug for us, but not ridiculously invasive.

southeastastra Tue 08-Sep-09 15:30:55

lordy look at this one!

Galen Murphy wrote:
Websites like Mumsnet give the internet a bad name. Porn is not the problem. The proliferation of sites catering to everything from the banal to the utterly useless demean the brain and its ability to anaylse, theorise, speculate, and act in its own best interests, meaning that the next generation are likely to be all the same (mediocre) regardless of name.
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CurlyQueen Tue 08-Sep-09 15:31:31

"Pregnancy: The Mumsnet Guide by Morag Preston is published by Bloomsbury at £12.99."

Looks like it's an official-ish book plug.

CurlyQueen Tue 08-Sep-09 15:33:34

" Galen Murphy wrote:
Websites like Mumsnet give the internet a bad name. Porn is not the problem. The proliferation of sites catering to everything from the banal to the utterly useless demean the brain and its ability to anaylse, theorise, speculate, and act in its own best interests, meaning that the next generation are likely to be all the same (mediocre) regardless of name."

<snurk>

CurlyQueen Tue 08-Sep-09 15:34:13

grin Great minds think alike.

Someone doesn't like 'the youth of today'.

MrsVik Tue 08-Sep-09 15:39:50

They should change the tagline from 'Mumsnet - by parents for parents' to 'Mumsnet - destroying modern civilization faster than internet porn'.

grin

JackBauer Tue 08-Sep-09 15:40:51

'They should change the tagline from 'Mumsnet - by parents for parents' to 'Mumsnet - destroying modern civilization faster than internet porn'.'

<sprays coke water across screen>

CurlyQueen Tue 08-Sep-09 15:41:24

Quote of the week!

Rindercella Tue 08-Sep-09 15:49:31

grin MrsV

Good article I thought. At least there was some actual writing involved rather than a blanket c&p.

southeastastra Tue 08-Sep-09 16:09:58

grin!

Hassled Tue 08-Sep-09 16:20:39

That's got to be Quote of the Week

bellissima Tue 08-Sep-09 18:08:01

'Galen' is just upset coz of his name.

MaggieVirgo Tue 08-Sep-09 20:19:26

BIToffun, I'm sure your daughter won't shop at Next (except very occasionally).

Angus and Nancy!?!? we should start at thread about those two names and paste them. Individually they are nice, but they sound like pandas together....

scottishmummy Tue 08-Sep-09 20:33:57

don't see what the fuss is about.MN in the press- so what?

BitOfFun Tue 08-Sep-09 20:35:22

MV grin

TrillianAstra Wed 09-Sep-09 17:13:16

Fantastic, it now is quote of the week. Fast thinking MNHQ!

MrsVik Thu 10-Sep-09 12:01:43

Oh gosh! I didn't think it actually would be! Haha..

Procreator Thu 10-Sep-09 15:45:34

Totally agree with you Bellissima, 'Galen' has obviously had a lifetime of explaining over why his/her parents chose that name and therefore considers the subject 'banal'. Each to their own.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Mon 14-Sep-09 16:48:23

PMSL I had never looked at the babyname selector, but I'm pleased to see that my PFGS will be a computer geek who shops organically. grin

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