Poke Etiquette

Posted on 20th June 2011 in facebook/ poke

I have recently been pondering ‘poke etiquette’ on the evil that is Facebook.

What is the meaning of a poke?

According to Facebook it is:

There are a handful of people who regularly poke me on FB *waves* you know who you are – and maybe you can provide the answer?!

But recently I was poked by someone different (sooooo hard not to say fnarr fnarr at any point) and it made me wonder what had prompted them to do it. The lovely @marketingtomilk did put forward the suggestion that pokes are only received from boys who used to fancy you at school…

Which then made me worry, if I don’t poke back is it rude/impolite?

If I do poke back am I effectively rubbing my knees Vic Reeves stylee and saying c’mon then big boy?

Does anyone know?


  • Reply michelletwinmum 20th June 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Lol, no idea to be honest. I just ignore all pokes as I do not undertsand them but what M2M says makes sense as many of mine are from guys from my past!

    Mich x

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 20th June 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Will have to do a quick survey and see if it’s only blasts from the past who poke!

  • Reply marketingtomilk 20th June 2011 at 7:14 pm

    if were rubbing your knees vic reeves style wouldn’t that make you a man? I suggest more akin to wipping up your skirt to show the lacy tops of your hold ups and pouting suggestively….in any case not a good idea unless you want to rekindle some long lost teenage hot lust….mmm, don’t get me started.


    • Reply CoffeeCurls 20th June 2011 at 7:28 pm

      It is beginning to sound as tho your theory is true! How much do you bet that I am now in for a landslide of pokes…. x

  • Reply fleetwoodboy 21st June 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Perhaps they can’t spell and meant pork cos they think your a bit of crackling #onlyanidea lol

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 21st June 2011 at 5:39 pm

      Lol, you need help, you know that right?! xx

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