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What are the iconic MN phrases?

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MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:27:44

As local editor for a MN Local site, I am organising discounts with businesses in my area.

They can do this by starting a thread in local where they offer a special deal for MNetters.

I thought it would be good to have a MNetty phrase or word as a password, rather than just 'Could you deduct the MN discount please?'

So, you would walk into a shop, select what you wanted to purchase and whisper 'PomBears' to the shopkeeper. smile

Any ideas? Most of them are a bit naughty (such as Norks), so they might not want to use them.

NeverBeenToMe Sun 13-Jan-13 11:28:44


MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:31:34

Ha. That might work for some businesses, I guess. Maybe I should approach divorce lawyers.

NormaStanleyFletcher Sun 13-Jan-13 11:34:37


Foggles Sun 13-Jan-13 11:37:32

Maternity wear - bump

Butchers - Naice Ham

Or, Mners could do a discreet "Ahem" like MNHQ do when we are norty grin

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:38:01

oh, of course. DOH. That would be a good one. 'Am I being unreasonable to ask for a discount' would be funny.

Am I being unreasonable

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:38:43

oooh, I like the idea of connecting it to the kind of shop, such as naice ham

Foggles Sun 13-Jan-13 11:39:29

Do you sell "twigs & pebbly shit"?

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 11:47:19

Local Site - in case you don't know it yet.

You have to register with a local user name, so you can keep your anonymity if you prefer.

We are organising meet ups, offering discounts and deals with local businesses, advertising local events such as school fetes - you can add your own event or business there.

We are also adding Things To Do for your area, and you can review local businesses, look for recommended tradesmen and lots more.

The more you use the local site, the more discounts we can wangle for you from local businesses.

happynewmind Sun 13-Jan-13 13:24:02

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happynewmind Sun 13-Jan-13 13:25:46

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MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 15:19:09

You can never go wrong with Hobnobs.

MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 18:28:54

Gin O'clock

For off licence smile


MmeLindor Sun 13-Jan-13 21:37:43

Would that be including the T-Rex hand motions?

IamtheZombie Sun 13-Jan-13 23:18:14

Zombie's first thought (FOTHFSOFAWYGTFOSM) seems inappropriate having read the thread...

IamtheZombie Sun 13-Jan-13 23:19:01

And she got the initials wrong...


WildThong Sun 13-Jan-13 23:21:06


Selks Sun 13-Jan-13 23:22:10

Fanjo. grin

thekitchenfairy Sun 13-Jan-13 23:24:12

What ever happened to lentil weaving??? Lentil weavers???? This is the phrase I have most used in RL and been outed,as serious partaker of MN! <shows age and runs for hills> grin

Doinmummy Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:01

Fruit shoot

AndWhenYouGetThere Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:35

What about the goat? Won't somebody PLEASE think of the goat?

thekitchenfairy Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:51

Or wine o'clock ... As quoted in various guardian and Sunday times articles...

LineRunner Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:52

God is lentil weaving an MN phrase?

MmeLindor Mon 14-Jan-13 00:12:09

I fear that one is slightly too obscure. What does it mean?

It did remind me of TSSNCOP - The Secret Service Never Comment On Procedure

I love GOAT

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