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Dear MN. WHY is 'bastards' being abbreviated to 'tards'?!?!

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AmantesSuntAmentes Fri 16-Jan-15 17:46:13

I don't generally swear (on here) but I have and its gone awfully wrong! Why is f'ing bastards being abbreviated to f'ing tards? Which is an abbreviation of 'retards' and not a word I'd ever or have ever used shock. It isn't an auto correct. The page is uploading with 'bastards' but updating (or whatever) to 'tards'?! Helllllp!

CuttedUpPear Fri 16-Jan-15 17:47:43


CuttedUpPear Fri 16-Jan-15 17:47:55

Utter bastards

CuttedUpPear Fri 16-Jan-15 17:48:15

Complete and utter bastards

CuttedUpPear Fri 16-Jan-15 17:48:38

Absolute, bastarding twunts

CuttedUpPear Fri 16-Jan-15 17:48:51

Seems fine to me

juneybean Fri 16-Jan-15 17:49:58

Don't think its MNs fault....

AmantesSuntAmentes Fri 16-Jan-15 17:50:15

<waaiiiiil!> why me-eee?!

CelibacyCakeAndElevatorMuzac Fri 16-Jan-15 17:50:20




mrscumberbatch Fri 16-Jan-15 17:50:43

Is this not down to the device that you're viewing on?

Your phone is disabledist.

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Fri 16-Jan-15 17:50:48

Surely it's your autocorrect changing it not mumsnet?

MewlingQuim Fri 16-Jan-15 17:51:18


AmantesSuntAmentes Fri 16-Jan-15 17:51:21

f'ing bastards!

ConcreteElephant Fri 16-Jan-15 17:51:24

Are you sure CuttedUpPear?!

I am admiring your very thorough testing smile

Bastards. Just checking.

TheOnlyOliviaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 16-Jan-15 17:51:50

99.99999% sure it's your autocorrect that's being a bastard and not us.

PureMorning Fri 16-Jan-15 17:51:58

Its not mumsnet itsthe sevice you are using surely?

Showy Fri 16-Jan-15 17:52:05

Damn your bastard autocorrect.

AmantesSuntAmentes Fri 16-Jan-15 17:52:59

Olivia, both screenshots are of the same posting. If it were my autocorrect, I couldn't have changed it after posting, iyswim?

LikeIcan Fri 16-Jan-15 17:53:13

Maybe use the bastard 'preview post' facility?

Yep, works ok for me too.

Methe Fri 16-Jan-15 17:57:12

Well 'tard is and abbreviation for bastard, isn't it?

AmantesSuntAmentes Fri 16-Jan-15 19:03:42

Not that I'm aware of but I'm happy to adopt that theory, Methe!

Soooo, no explanation then, MN?

usualsuspect333 Fri 16-Jan-15 19:10:52

I've had weird things happen to some words on here.

One minute the whole word is there, the next some letters are missing.

IonaMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 16-Jan-15 20:44:35

Hi there AmantesSuntAmantes Think you missed OliviaMumsnet's post earlier. We're pretty sure it's nowt to do with us. Is it maybe something to do with your autocorrect settings?

AmantesSuntAmentes Fri 16-Jan-15 20:52:07

Iona, my autocorrect can't correct or change a post after it's posted! See the screenshots above.

BastardGoDarkly Fri 16-Jan-15 20:57:14

As a bastard by name and by nature, I've never encountered this hmm

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