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Caitlin Moran

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Boogers Sat 02-Jan-16 20:04:50

Special snowflake if ever I encountered one. Blocked me on Twitter after she posted a comment about British jobs going to British people, to which I asked which country her Topshop jeans were made in. Hardly inflammatory, more inviting discussion. Her Times columns have taken on a new vibe since being blocked for a seemingly innocent observation. I have her books and until recently bought The Times Saturday for her musings. Since the Twitter block I've come to the conclusion that Caitlin Moran is an attention seeking, self-publicising dolt. Her name isn't even Caitlin, it's Catherine, and she says her version of the pronunciation of Caitlin is 'cat lin', not 'cayt lin' as most of us know. Look at me, look how different I am.

I'm going to get flamed for this but she can be summed up by the sentence 'I grew up on a council estate in Wolverhampton and was home educated, moved to London, got lucky in writing bile for a music magazine, got luckier in attracting the interest of a bloke who I make a career out of extolling the virtues of his ineptitude as a human, and I am better than you because I am a council girl done good who writes for a right wing newspaper, so up the bum to you'.

ouryve Sat 02-Jan-16 20:08:30

Can't stand her, meself.

She blocked me, years ago, when I hmm at India Knight for making goady comments about depression.

southeastastra Sat 02-Jan-16 20:11:09

Blocking seems really arsey to me. I bet lots of teitterers lose life time fans on twitter

Boogers Sat 02-Jan-16 20:16:44

I bought her last 3 books, and DH has just commented that she has a new one coming out and would I like it, to which my answer was a polite 'no thank you'. It is my opinion that she is so far up her self-involved arse she could kiss her own socialist colon.

Cinnamon2013 Sat 02-Jan-16 20:17:58

You're putting a lot of energy into hating her.

derxa Sat 02-Jan-16 20:20:24

She sounds like an arse.

BikeRunSki Sat 02-Jan-16 20:24:57

Cat-Lin is the genuine pronounciation of Caityn though. Kate-Lyn is anglised. Anyone is allowed a pen name/professional name or to adopt a new name.

I still can't stand her though, glad I don't tweet!

Boogers Sat 02-Jan-16 20:30:11

Cinnamon - hate is a very strong word. There are few people I hate, there are many people I dislike. Moran piqued my extremities tonight after DH asked if I would like her latest book. Just wondered what others thought.

BikeRunSki Sat 02-Jan-16 20:32:36

She gives off the same self-satisfied journalist-turned-novelist vibe as Bill Bryson, although BB is far more intelligent. It takes me about 3/4 of one of his books for me to get annoyed with him!

SchnitzelVonKrumm Sat 02-Jan-16 20:34:12

Not keen on her myself but Cat-Lin is the correct (Irish) pronunciation.

llhj Sat 02-Jan-16 20:35:40

Thought she was a hero on this site! No criticism allowed!

Loula117 Sat 02-Jan-16 20:36:06

I don't find her as funny as she thinks she is and she has always annoyed me, though probably for unwarranted and basically petty reasons. I did read How to be a Woman and felt it should have been called 'How to be Caitlin Moran'.

SuburbanRhonda Sat 02-Jan-16 20:36:25

BIL bought me her book How to be a Woman or something. I got so bored of reading about how much she masturbated as a teenager I couldn't finish it, even though it was really lightweight.

VertigoNun Sat 02-Jan-16 20:38:23

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NorthernLurker Sat 02-Jan-16 21:09:39

I don't give a damn how she pronounces her name but it is undeniably true she is indeed some metres up her own arse.

IoraRua Sat 02-Jan-16 21:12:42

I can't stand her, she comes across as trying too hard and insufferably smug to me.

MuddhaOfSuburbia Sat 02-Jan-16 21:12:43

I'm always a bit hmm pf people who bang on about their wc regional roots yet shed their accents asap and then talk all posh

But that's just me innit

Boogers Sat 02-Jan-16 21:16:51

I acquiescence the spelling of her name, did't realise it was an Irish pronunciation and didn't realise she had such deep Irish heritage. My bad. (Never has that modern phrase had a more appropriate use - I blame my son!) She is still a Special Snowflake.

Gwenhwyfar Sat 02-Jan-16 21:24:02

"I'm always a bit hmm pf people who bang on about their wc regional roots yet shed their accents asap and then talk all posh"

She's not really working class (by my way of seeing it, I know people can have different opinions). They were poor because her parents made a lifestyle choice to be hippies.
I agree that she has a high opinion of herself, but if I could make loads of money out of writing about my childhood, I probably would as well.

OnlyHereForTheCamping Sat 02-Jan-16 21:27:33

The gaelic pronounciation is more like Cotchlin. I like her , she makes me laugh but isn't perfect. Is anyone perfect?

variousthings Sat 02-Jan-16 21:33:56

I don't understand her popularity

mudandmayhem01 Sat 02-Jan-16 21:38:54

Her first book was funny and she seems quite popular with teenage girls, which has she is a feminist has to be a good thing( even if she is a bit irritating at times)

Ubik1 Sat 02-Jan-16 21:40:56

I like her.

I think she's funny. I liked her book How to be a woman especially her writing about her childhood.

As fur Twitter- meh - it's up to her if she wants to block people, she doesn't have to listen to random strangers.

SwedishEdith Sat 02-Jan-16 21:46:07

I don't understand her popularity at all. The cover of 'How to be a Woman' just reminds me of Geri 'Look at me' Haliwell.

SkaterGrrrrl Sat 02-Jan-16 21:47:28

I admire her, think her books are funny and her columns are well written. She makes feminism accessible which can only be a good thing.

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