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Do you say "when" or do you say "stop"?

(23 Posts)
EddieStobbart Sat 14-Jun-14 00:35:35

DH is a "when"-sayer. I don't understand - am I supposed to say. when I want him to stop?we're talking about topping up the wine glass btw.

MrsRuffdiamond Sat 14-Jun-14 00:36:58

I don't say either - I want it filled!

Fevertree Sat 14-Jun-14 00:40:00

I say 'that'll do!' I think it's when but feel silly saying it!

GetYourFingersOutOfThere Sat 14-Jun-14 00:40:46

If I were to say it, it would be stop but you don't stop till it's full in this house.

VenusDeWillendorf Sat 14-Jun-14 00:42:23

I say, "thanks, that's lovely" wine

I say 'that's enough' usually?

MuttonCadet Sat 14-Jun-14 00:44:37

"When" is to stop pouring.

xihha Sat 14-Jun-14 00:46:42

when because otherwise it goes like this:
'Say when'
'that'll do'
'I said say when' (whilst still pouring)
'ok, when!'
DH laughs like a twat.

every fucking time. it wasn't funny the first time ffs!

Beaverfeaver2 Sat 14-Jun-14 00:52:07

''Brim it!''

LettertoHerms Sat 14-Jun-14 00:55:09

I say "Thank you." If that isn't enough of a cue then it turns into "Thank you, that's enough."

People who say "when" over the age of ten give me the rage.

Beaverfeaver2 Sat 14-Jun-14 00:56:38

Where did using 'when' even come from?! It makes no sense to me

When my Gran used to pour milk in she would say "Say when..." and I took it as "Say when you want me to stop".

Is that not what it is?

SavoyCabbage Sat 14-Jun-14 01:09:18

If so done said 'when' to me I would assume they were making a poor joke. I would stop but I would be rolling my eyes.

EddieStobbart Sat 14-Jun-14 01:10:45

Giraffe, I think so but no one has ever said the whole sentence to me and it makes grumpy. Probably because the wine is now all gone so it's no longer "when" (have just made myself a cup of tea)

EddieStobbart Sat 14-Jun-14 01:11:55

I say sto

EddieStobbart Sat 14-Jun-14 01:12:13


BlondieBrownie Sat 14-Jun-14 01:25:03

Stop pouring wine?

What is this madness?

MasterFlea Sat 14-Jun-14 05:17:54

I say when. But only when asked to say when. And never for wine. I always let whomever fill my glass to the top.
Everyone in our family says it and it just seems normal.
I suppose it is a bit silly.

I'll keep doing it though.

SourSweets Sat 14-Jun-14 05:54:31

I say when. I don't mean to, my grandad always used to say "say when..." And it didn't occur to me he wasn't being literal. Since then it's a habit. Quite embarrassing.

TouchPauseEngage Sat 14-Jun-14 08:03:46

Oh god I say 'rim me' after a particularly boozy holiday with friends a few years ago. Problem is it's just slipped into my vocabulary now and I forget how rude it sounds grin

WaitingForMe Sat 14-Jun-14 08:13:27

I also say thank you.

Galena Sat 14-Jun-14 09:34:21

I say thank you too.

ThisFenceIsComfy Sat 14-Jun-14 09:36:19

I thought "say when" was just short for say when to stop.

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