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Does anyone else feel uneducated after reading threads on MN?

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flashingnose Fri 28-Jan-05 15:29:15

Since having children I seem to have the attention span of a gnat. I didn't go to university and am far too easily swayed by a good argument.

Some of the posters on here make me with their depth of knowledge, reading and analysis and their ability to argue a point.

Hats off to you - I've learnt an awful lot on here.

collision Fri 28-Jan-05 15:31:08

Me too, flashingnose! Esp on the book thread as there are some well read MNs out there. My last read was Shane Ritchies biography!!! Haha!!

lowcalCOD Fri 28-Jan-05 15:31:30

But fn you do have a flashing nose which most fo them dont have

MistressMary Fri 28-Jan-05 15:31:32

Mumsnet - the source and the resource for our lives.

twiglett Fri 28-Jan-05 15:32:44

most of 'em make it up though

say anything with enough confidence and someone will believe you

lowcalCOD Fri 28-Jan-05 15:33:09

yes my barrister freind!

DillyDally Fri 28-Jan-05 15:34:20

I avoid those uppity know it alls

Sometimes, it is better than Late review

flashingnose Fri 28-Jan-05 15:35:18

A flashing nose - my usp . My Mum would be so proud

moondog Fri 28-Jan-05 15:39:48

Was it a good read collision?!

tarantula Fri 28-Jan-05 15:42:29

And you know what they say 89.3% of all statistics are made up on the spot

lunavix Fri 28-Jan-05 15:46:56

I can't follow half of them, the code on the ttc thread gives me headaches!

twiglett Fri 28-Jan-05 15:53:11

lunavix as a past expert on the ttc thread ... which ones don't you know?

marthamoo Fri 28-Jan-05 16:24:07

There are some scarily clever people on here. I tend to avoid those threads where my ignorance will shine out like a beacon For the same reason I avoid the spanking, whips, handcuffs etc. threads where sexually experienced types like lou33, specedonkey, beety and FF bandy phrases about which I simply don't know the meaning of

Btw, University doesn't mean anything - one of the most intelligent people I know is my Dad, and he didn't go to University. I spent too many nights in the Student Union watching so-called intellectual students blow up condoms and wear them as hats to be overly impressed by a degree.

twiglett Fri 28-Jan-05 16:28:01

did they also do the 'how many copper coins can you fit in your foreskin?' or was that just in my uni bar?

twiglett Fri 28-Jan-05 16:28:49

32p was the record IIRC

beansprout Fri 28-Jan-05 16:28:52

OMG! (and what was the record?)

morningpaper Fri 28-Jan-05 16:29:00

How To Sound Bright:

1. buy a paper everyday
2. memorise the editorials
3. repeat the editorials to all your friends, pretending that they are your own original ideas

You need to leave a few days between 2. and 3. because otherwise people who read the same paper as you might realise your cunning technique.

beansprout Fri 28-Jan-05 16:29:24

Surely that is very unhygenic?

beansprout Fri 28-Jan-05 16:30:04

MP - I suspect dp does thar!!

mrsflowerpot Fri 28-Jan-05 16:30:46

lol. I imagine that if you are prepared to see how many coins you can fit in there you are not that preoccupied with the hygiene aspect.

morningpaper Fri 28-Jan-05 16:30:58

Beansprout: I hope you are referring to reading the papers rather than stuffing coins up his foreskin?

mrsflowerpot Fri 28-Jan-05 16:31:21

I wondered that too

beansprout Fri 28-Jan-05 16:31:38


beansprout Fri 28-Jan-05 16:32:10

Is that why they call it the "money shot"?!!!

twiglett Fri 28-Jan-05 16:35:28

they were med students / dentists .. I think that explains a lot

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