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I really don't know how much more I can take of this

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ApocalypseCheeseToastie · 07/06/2011 21:04

'lil', lols, oh so many fucking lols,

huns, the huns are after me

They don't use fucking paragraphs

They don't punctuate.

They don't even try to spell properly

They use non words.

They drop chav speak like it's litter.

They lower the tone, and they don't fucking care Sad

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RCToday · 07/06/2011 21:06

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ChaosTrulyReigns · 09/06/2011 13:29

I ain't frigging typoing all that out again about my happy place.

[desperate measures]

twirlymum · 09/06/2011 13:32

Da. There is nothing more disheartening than seeing that a grown woman has used 'da' instead of 'the'.

Wallace · 09/06/2011 13:34

lol hun's you's nead to get a life!!!!!!!

Their is more better fings dan you're grammer!!!!!!!

ChaosTrulyReigns · 09/06/2011 13:54


AchtungBaby · 09/06/2011 13:57

Gosh, who are 'they'?

But generally Biscuit.

jkklpu · 03/07/2011 19:48

They drop chav speak as though it's litter, surely?

empirestateofmind · 04/08/2011 02:53

They are everywhere on MN Sad.

vigglewiggle · 04/08/2011 02:57

They should of paid more attention at school. Angry

crabb · 04/08/2011 03:37

There is an epidemic of people saying "bare with me" at the moment. An EPIDEMIC, I tell you.

Thumbwitch · 04/08/2011 04:23

yes, and "I can't bare it - I should jolly well hope not!

Perennial - PLEASE realise that "lose" has only one o. It might sound the same as choose but it is not spelt in similar fashion - the word "loose" means "not tight".

Thumbwitch · 04/08/2011 04:24

Gah! loss of second speechmark in opening line! I wouldn't normally bother to comment but this is pedants' corner after all.

empirestateofmind · 04/08/2011 09:44

I dislike the rash of exclamation marks that pepper banal sentences on MN.

I brushed my teeth! I did the washing up! Grrrrrrrrr.

ps I am not talking about you Thumbwitch, I was composing my post before I saw yours Smile.

allhailtheaubergine · 04/08/2011 09:48

I've noticed a recent outbreak of "hubbies" on Mumsnet.

usualsuspect · 04/08/2011 09:50

I'm fed up of the number of times I read the word chav on MN

Quenelle · 04/08/2011 09:51

I don't read huge, long paragraphs with no punctuation or capital letters.

That'll teach 'em.

Thumbwitch · 04/08/2011 11:21

empire, that's ok - I know that my post required its peppering of ! because they were all proper exclamations Grin.

Quenelle - totally agree and some people get very snarky when OPs are warned that they will get fewer answers due to the lack of legibility of their post.

empirestateofmind · 04/08/2011 12:11

aubergine - I agree re hubbies. It is strange to hear it in this day and age. To me it sounds very Stepford Wives.

Thumbwitch · 04/08/2011 12:26

Oh that's funny, empire - to me it conjures up some Hilda Ogden type from Lunnon, with slippers and a housecoat, curlers in her hair and a headscarf.

"Oo I've got a luvverly bit of fish for me 'ubby's tea" sort of thing. Grin

Kveta · 04/08/2011 12:30

I wholeheartedly agree re: 'lol'.

I do not believe for a second that anyone is really laughing out loud because they were (for example) woken at 3 am by a squawling brat, or because their 'hubs' has put up a shelf 'for them' (to use 2 examples from my facebook feed today).

SquirtedPerfumeUpNoseInBoots · 04/08/2011 12:31

My personal favourite....is the people who....punctuate using strange little rows of full stops....to indicate some sort of structure...to their thoughts.

slowshow · 04/08/2011 12:34

Too many people use "lol" like a full stop.

MirandaGoshawk · 05/08/2011 23:11

Hubby - check. Far too many of those around. Why not DP/DH? Quicker and lacking in smugness.

Long paragraphs with no punctuation and i instead of a capital I - check

Can I add using txt spk in anything other than texts, the most annoying example being u instead of 'you'?

Makes people look like morons.

Olifin · 06/08/2011 00:09

I am guilty of using strange little rows of full stops at times (ellipses?) to indicate train of thought.

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