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To object to inane 'banter' on serious threads?

(217 Posts)
Greatnan Sat 20-Apr-13 09:59:27

We are all, presumably, mature adults, and if you have nothing to contribute to a serious, or sometimes tragic, thread, would it not be better to stop trying to trivialise the subject and find another thread where your wittering would not disrupt the flow.
And please don't accuse anybody who objects of having no sense of humour - most of us just know when it is appropriate to make jokes.

Nonu Mon 06-May-13 20:11:44

But it could also mean they fall asleep over their computor .

Which I can assure you 110% does NOT happen when one strolls rounds one"s local corner shop , i.e. M/S

annodomini Mon 06-May-13 20:18:47

feetle, I was an insane bantam in a previous existence. How did you guess?

Galen Mon 06-May-13 20:27:48

I know I was a tortoise. My inner spirit told me!

Galen Mon 06-May-13 20:28:20

(That's the vodka)

messenger Mon 06-May-13 20:44:14 hit the button the head to put the thread into perspective very interesting

granjura Mon 06-May-13 21:11:20

Not easy this one - because the intention of someone is not always clear. There is no facial expression, and words can be read and interpreted in different ways. Recently I felt uncomfortable with the word 'stupid' used - because it is a word that I, personally because of a teacher's repeated use towards me, and because as a teacher it sits wrongly with me. Followed by the fact that I felt that what was being laughed at may not have been what what apparent at first sight- having experienced the same myself and with friends too.

Some things are funny to some, and not to others- for all sorts of reasons. And some people can't cope with too much seriousness and feel more comfortable with defusing the tension with humour, or even banter.

The t'internet is certainly a place where misunderstanding can happen with a flash, and linger for a very long time.

Nonu Mon 06-May-13 21:21:04

Granjura ??????.


j08 Mon 06-May-13 22:02:05

I have counted up the days on my fingers and I think this thread has gone on for sixteen days now. And I don't know what the fuck it's all about.

I don't think I ever did.

Could anyone explain it please?

Galen Mon 06-May-13 22:10:34

If you find out jing, can you explain it to me. In words of no more than four letters please!

whenim64 Mon 06-May-13 22:11:42

Just a light-hearted thread seeing the fun in Joey Barton's daft impression of a French accent, Jingle grin

Ana Mon 06-May-13 22:15:30

I think you may have your threads mixed up, when...hmm

j08 Mon 06-May-13 22:17:01

Make mine a nice Pinot ta.

j08 Mon 06-May-13 22:17:24


Galen Mon 06-May-13 22:17:47

confused!even more than normal!

Galen Mon 06-May-13 22:19:37

moon before I get completely demented!

NewNana666 Mon 06-May-13 23:08:56

~~~~ Hat