So I was listening to the Digital a Human on radio 4 on the way home and they were talking about linguistic quirks as part of building group identity on a forum, such as normalisation of misspellings and use of non standard words. Made me instantly think of mumsnet with wnaky baskets, quiches, naice ham etc.
Then of course you've got all the acronyms, which I catch myself thinking in in real life, and also I personally sense a sort of mumsnet way of talking or phrasing things.
Made me think a bit about evolution of language through the internet, and language as a social marker.
What other mumsnet linguistic markers are there then? Proper use of apostrophes maybe