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please explain the biscuit thing on threads to me

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pinkstarsarefalling Wed 15-Jun-16 21:30:33

I've missed something somewhere. I'm picking up its a bit sardonic? Or sarcastic?


TormundGiantsbabe Wed 15-Jun-16 21:33:05

It's like "no comment" I think.

I was hoping for a tale about haunted biscuits.

TheScottishPlay Wed 15-Jun-16 21:34:38

Me too Tormund. A possessed jaffa cake at the very least.

pinkstarsarefalling Wed 15-Jun-16 21:36:13


It's a mystery to me where AIBU ever is. The only one I can never find! Maybe that's a bit ghostly? The shifting topic? Hence here.

teentraumas Wed 15-Jun-16 21:37:25

I think it goes back to a pre election web chat when one of the party leaders, Gordon brown refused to answer a question about his favourite biscuit!
I could be wrong though. blushbiscuit

pinkstarsarefalling Wed 15-Jun-16 21:39:09

Biscuits do disappear in to thin air in my house. Box still there, empty.

WrenNatsworthy Wed 15-Jun-16 21:40:22

Teentraumas has it.
It was very funny.

BayLeaves Wed 15-Jun-16 21:41:06

To me it means "I'm not even going to digify that with a response, other than have a biscuit, and fuck off!"

VictoriaRoses Wed 15-Jun-16 21:41:50

I thought it meant 'you take the biscuit'

notamummy10 Wed 15-Jun-16 21:42:28

You know the Mars Bar advert with Joan Collins?

Well it's basically that, I think anyway...

Scone1nSixtySeconds Wed 15-Jun-16 21:43:15

It comes from an infamous webchat before the election (not this one, previous ge) when the leaders were asked for their favourite biscuit.

Gordon Brown refused to answer, perhaps he thought the question beneath him?

Eventually (a couple of days later) when it had become noticed by the press and talked about he got his Campaign manager to release a statement declaring his fav. biscuit.

And it has since passed into history, as being used as "fgs, really?!"

Great name btw - have just finished binge watching all 3 series of Under the Dome!

Chargerzz Wed 15-Jun-16 21:43:58

I always thought it was a flower blush

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 15-Jun-16 21:45:31

Nope tis a jammy dodger.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 15-Jun-16 21:46:56

I've also heard people claim it looks like
(i) a cats-bum-face mouth a la Judgy McHoikypants
(ii) an arsehole

BringOnTheSarsons Wed 15-Jun-16 21:48:02


Wineandpopcorn Wed 15-Jun-16 21:48:02

I thought it was a donut!!

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 15-Jun-16 21:48:29

It's also much more important if it's the first biscuit a poster has given.

Wolfiefan Wed 15-Jun-16 21:49:01

I'm with Bay Leaves. I either read it as "oh do fuck off" or "FFS! Really?!"

pinkstarsarefalling Wed 15-Jun-16 21:50:03

Huh, wow, so multiple meanings really!

"Fgs", "no comment", "you're taking the biscuit," as well as "you need a biscuit my love."

Is it just mumsnet? <gleefully plans FB use of jammy dodgers>

Actually, I often call people who are being sneaky a jammy dodger.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 15-Jun-16 21:52:56

When I use it on a thread it very clearly has one meaning and one meaning only. And that is FUCK RIGHT OFF.

Pardon my French.

pinkstarsarefalling Wed 15-Jun-16 21:53:13

Scone I'm now rather addicted too.

Though yet to understand why the stars always go up yet the mantra is about them falling. confused

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 15-Jun-16 21:53:23

It isn't no comment. It's 'really? You're having a laugh cos you're totally unbelievable/irrational/batshit' I thought anyway.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 15-Jun-16 21:53:47

Posting a biccie is a lot easier than typing out FOTTFSOFAWYGTFOSM grin

Lilmisskittykat Wed 15-Jun-16 21:54:08

Oh I thought it was a donut too.. And figured it meant here comes the bun fight ?!

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 15-Jun-16 21:55:33

OK I will grudgingly admit that I have used a biscuit to mean "you have got to be kidding me" once or twice as well.

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