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AIBU to ban my 2yr old grandson thread is *A JOKE*

(24 Posts)
grannyactivist Thu 14-Feb-19 11:41:39

The post is an attempt at dry humour/deadpan humour/tongue in cheek! It is not meant to be taken seriously.

This will be deleted as it's a thread about a thread, but please leave it up for a day or so GNHQ so that posters who don't read all the responses in a thread don't keep getting caught out.

sodapop Thu 14-Feb-19 11:43:42

What is it they say about having to explain a joke grannyactivist smile

Marydoll Thu 14-Feb-19 11:45:42

I can't understand why some posters jump in with comments, without reading the whole thread, then often get the wrong end of the stick. confused

MissAdventure Thu 14-Feb-19 11:49:36

Because reading the whole thread is not what a forum is for, apparently.
The joke needed no explaining to me; it was obvious.

HildaW Thu 14-Feb-19 11:50:37

Trouble is....the OP was not quite up to the linguistic task of subtle irony.....when something has to be's not quite hitting the mark.

ninathenana Thu 14-Feb-19 11:54:26

Well it made it to F.B. so they obviously didn't see the joke

ffinnochio Thu 14-Feb-19 11:54:47

Indeed, Hilda

Humour’s a funny thing.

Farmor15 Thu 14-Feb-19 15:09:23

I’m afraid there’s no hope for some people- still posting on that thread and taking seriously. It's actually disturbing that so many people don’t actually read the threads. I spend far more time reading on Gransnet than posting. It should be like a conversation, where you listen first, then reply.

Gonegirl Thu 14-Feb-19 15:16:13

Oh for goodness sake! hmm

Why not just let the thread die a death?

Day6 Thu 14-Feb-19 15:18:33

the OP was not quite up to the linguistic task of subtle irony.....when something has to be's not quite hitting the mark.

That's it, Hilda.
In writing there is no clue.
We have so many weird and wonderful posts on here of late that this one seemed like a neurotic Granny who resented the implication her home was messy. Yes, the child was two, but haven't we had threads about toddlers making a mess, babies being sick on rugs etc?

By her own admission the OP said it she wanted to deliver it "dead pan" - long after she got responses to her being offended by a toddler. It didn't work. If you have to explain it, it isn't funny.

It really did need a 'wink' emoticon at the end. Storm in a tea cup though.

Gonegirl Thu 14-Feb-19 16:27:41

Can I rescind my previous comment please? I don't think the thread is going to die a death. At least not for another four pages at least. wink

RosieLeah Thu 14-Feb-19 16:39:02

All pretty pointless really! But at least we got some amusing tales of cute, innocent toddlers.

Maggiemaybe Thu 14-Feb-19 16:51:44

I thought it was funny! And some of the outraged responses were even funnier. It brightened my day anyway. smile

Namsnanny Thu 14-Feb-19 17:07:41

Gonegirl, takes all sorts eh? smile

Gonegirl Thu 14-Feb-19 17:11:20

namsnanny yep! (Makes for an interesting forum grin )

grannyactivist Thu 14-Feb-19 18:07:26

Well - I tried! And GNHQ did their bit by allowing this thread to stay up for a while.

Bathsheba Thu 14-Feb-19 18:18:42

It really tickled my sense of humour, and even more so when it became apparent that so many people were taking it seriously ?. I mean, for heaven's sake, it was so obviously a joke, how could it have been anything else? ?

Badenkate Thu 14-Feb-19 18:41:36

I fail to understand how anyone could have taken it seriously. It was clearly meant light-heartedly.

Niobe Thu 14-Feb-19 18:44:23

We need a face palm emoji! grin

Iam64 Thu 14-Feb-19 22:00:30

I still like the mumsnet approach RTFT ?

Anja Thu 14-Feb-19 22:38:41

It was clearly a spoof!

Gonegirl Thu 14-Feb-19 22:48:12

This is turning into a competition now. Who "got it" and who didn't. hmm

Anja Thu 14-Feb-19 22:53:55

Yes, you win Gonegirl with 4 posts! ??

Deedaa Sat 23-Feb-19 21:17:59

It's like some of the comments you get on Facebook, particularly with Brexit. Someone posts something completely outrageous and finishes it by saying This Is Sarcasm! This is followed by an outpouring of indignation from people who can't read a couple of lines of a post, never mind a whole thread#