Bunburying into Autumn (Bunbury 6)

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DianasLasso Wed 09-Sep-20 13:08:57

Bit like blackberrying, with added derailment, sealioning and general JAQ-ing off. I'll copy and paste the opening post of the last thread.

The useful Bunbury Guide to Spotting Community Disruptors is constantly evolving.

The best research and advice is not to engage with community disruptors and trolls. As ever, if you suspect troll activity, report it to MNHQ.

Remember there are people out there who would like to silence us by fair means or foul.

This is a continuation of the Public Service Announcement thread:


If and when you see threads plopped into FWR, especially a curious repeat of well worn topics, maybe check for poster history before engaging. AS is your friend.

There are a number of posts/posters/threads that are reproduced on Twitter or Facebook to foment controversy using screen shots & flagging to either MNHQ to have threads or posters deleted.. Sometimes, it’s used to approach commissioning editors with ideas for articles. It’s a tiresome tactic that we always have community disruptor posters who themselves post the comments that they then highlight elsewhere as purported evidence of racism, religious intolerance, anti-men sentiments, or transphobia.

Some helpful links can be found in the ‘Break it Down for me’ and ‘It never happens’ threads but in essence FermatsTheorem recommended “that in the absence of a block/hide poster button, I suggest the following strategy (given that you're talking to the lurkers).

Do not name check the sealion. Instead, respond to a depersonalised paraphrase:

"It is sometimes erroneously suggested that blah. Blah is wrong for the following reasons (short and pithy). If you need more information re. debunking blah, here's a link."

Then (this next step is important to combat derailment) go back up thread to the last useful contribution to the discussion, make sure you do name check that contributor, and pick up the discussion from that point.”

Go well Witches gin

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OvaHere Wed 09-Sep-20 13:14:22


BrollyKnickers Wed 09-Sep-20 13:18:36

Bit like blackberrying, with added derailment..


highame Wed 09-Sep-20 13:32:08

Just been back to get Arabellas cranberry and chutney recipe (which was bookmarked). Can now look forward to Christmas (joy and bliss)

DeaconBoo Wed 09-Sep-20 13:38:33

I do inclusive blackberrying, which means I pick and eat ALL berries, labelled by society as "poisonous" or otherwise.

ItsLateHumpty Wed 09-Sep-20 13:51:54

Batten(berg cake) the hatches Witches.

By the pricking of my thumbs something wicked this way crumbs grin

DickKerrLadies Wed 09-Sep-20 13:58:03

Did somebody say blackberry gin? No? Just a placemark then grin


MilleniumHallsWalledGarden Wed 09-Sep-20 14:14:17

Bramble whisky. The very thing for autumn.

RufustheSniggeringReindeer Wed 09-Sep-20 14:34:15

Oooh new thread

Hello all

Started my sloe gin a week or so ago, collected lots of lovely sloes

Ought to try blackberry vodka, though i bought marmalade vodka the other day...no idea how i would make that hmm

ArabellaScott Wed 09-Sep-20 14:54:55

Bramble chutney must be a thing.

AskingQuestionsAllTheTime Wed 09-Sep-20 16:10:42

Blackberry vodka is the gnat's gnadgers. Make it now to have it ready for Christmas.

Pollypocket89 Wed 09-Sep-20 16:14:25

Where did Bunbury come from? I've seen the word before but can't place where!

DianasLasso Wed 09-Sep-20 16:28:52

Polly Bunbury was the "fictitious within the fiction" character in Oscar Wilde's Importance of Being Earnest, being Algernon's fake invalid friend, wheeled into action when he needed an excuse to get away for the weekend.

Now re-invented as the eponymous and apocryphal 2nd wave feminist thinker, Germaine Bunbury.

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Cocothefirst Wed 09-Sep-20 16:49:57

Good afternoon wimms!

Pollypocket89 Wed 09-Sep-20 16:51:23

Amazing thank you... I was in that play, that's exactly where I heard it! grin

EyesOpening Wed 09-Sep-20 17:14:28

Guiche piercing

I'm really expanding my vocabulary on FWR, some things welcome, some not so much grin

FireUnderTheHand Wed 09-Sep-20 17:17:22

Placemarking grin

ArabellaScott Wed 09-Sep-20 17:18:14

Oooooh, a bramble shrub! I am excited!


DianasLasso Wed 09-Sep-20 17:18:46

Guiche piercing

That's a new one on me, but thank you duck-duck-go for the education! Not planning on rushing straight out to my nearest piercing parlour (flash back to student days with friend telling me about her clit hood piercing while I squirmed in the chair with my legs crossed).

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Winesalot Wed 09-Sep-20 17:59:09

All this talk about gin and whisky. I am all about the wine! wine

TheFleegleHasLanded Wed 09-Sep-20 18:07:18

Never mind the blackberries, I have a beetroot surplus. In need of a recipe for beetroot pickle/chutney type thing.

littlbrowndog Wed 09-Sep-20 18:10:08


ArabellaScott Wed 09-Sep-20 19:02:25

Beetroot Kimchi?


JellyFishSquish Wed 09-Sep-20 19:48:58

Beetroot kimchi?? Technically beetroot is a brassica, but that sounds like a crime against cabbage.

fatblackcatspaw Wed 09-Sep-20 19:51:17

ooh reminds me must make lemoncello for xmas....

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