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Here's what I don't get about Mumsnet postings

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TheGreatGatsby Tue 15-Jan-13 23:10:23

1. Why would you use so many acronyms? Is it really so much more time consuming to write "my son" than "DS"? Just type what you mean people, it's only a few more characters.
2. What is the strikethrough all about?? Every other message seems to include a sentence or two that the poster has inexplicably chosen to apply strikethrough to. Can anyone explain why? Do people really find it witty?

KeemaNaanAndCurryOn Tue 15-Jan-13 23:22:29

I'd vote for a new topic called Cunty Corner.

It has promise.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 15-Jan-13 23:23:08

Is there a C***y Corner.


bear Fuck yeh! I can di it.

Apologises for the "yeh" but it felt right grin

rubyrubyruby Tue 15-Jan-13 23:23:57

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IceAndSliceOfBrainsPlease Tue 15-Jan-13 23:23:59


DeepRedBetty Tue 15-Jan-13 23:24:06

ooh I'd forgotten bear!

OP if you spent as much time as me fart-fannying about on MN you'd be grateful for every acronym too.

<considers whether or not to check ddtwins PE kit packed>

<pours more wine instead>

BoysAreLikeDogs Tue 15-Jan-13 23:24:07

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IceAndSliceOfBrainsPlease Tue 15-Jan-13 23:24:13

It fucking worked!!!!

usualsuspect Tue 15-Jan-13 23:25:07

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DeepRedBetty Tue 15-Jan-13 23:26:28

Can I have a pointy stick too?

IceAndSliceOfBrainsPlease Tue 15-Jan-13 23:27:00

namechanging Considering other peoples opinions, usual.

TheGreatGatsby Tue 15-Jan-13 23:27:37

Not trying to pick a fight, just genuinely don't understand it. But some of the responses have helped enlighten (and some have just confused further!!) :-)

Disclaimer My above comment is not a personal attack on the OP. Any likeness to posters or OPs are totally coincidental. unless stated otherwise

usualsuspect Tue 15-Jan-13 23:28:22

Are you new?

DameFanny Tue 15-Jan-13 23:28:30

AIBU to think this thread needs talc? bear

IceAndSliceOfBrainsPlease Tue 15-Jan-13 23:29:10

That's MN, Gatsby. Confusing and enlightening. We giveth and we taketh away...

crazynanna Tue 15-Jan-13 23:29:37

I love the strikethrough

I even forget my self and try do it on other forums. Or is that forii?

TheGreatGatsby Tue 15-Jan-13 23:31:23

New-ish, I've read posts off and on over the past year. There's so much great about Mumsnet but then there's some stuff that just seems to be about making new people feel stupid or not included.

usualsuspect Tue 15-Jan-13 23:31:24

Its Fora, but thats a bit poncey

Viviennemary Tue 15-Jan-13 23:31:35


I still haven't got over the disappointment there wasn't a Christmas bear with a hat. It couldn't be done apparently as the bear wasn't round. confused. Still I expect it's all down to technology. Nods wisely.

GetOrf Tue 15-Jan-13 23:31:40

I have no idea why I typed peace and love.

I certainly don't mean it.

Let's have a fucking FIGHT. <Flicks v signs at OP>

Oh hang on. Creepy wee brackets probably won't pass the wit test either.

usualsuspect Tue 15-Jan-13 23:32:09

Well coming on and telling us we are doing it wrong isn't going to win you many friends.

bear <--- Its took me a year to actually ask about that and yet its so obvious!

I'm off now to go put a bear on everything to show off my new talent grin

usualsuspect Tue 15-Jan-13 23:33:05

I hate that fucking bear.

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