To hate 'the wife'?

(89 Posts)
cheekybaubles Fri 23-Nov-12 11:29:38

AIBU to have a go at DH because he addressed me as 'the wife' to someone else? I mean did I wake up this morning in the 1980's during an episode of Boon or something? Urgh!

grimbletart Fri 23-Nov-12 17:24:21

The one I really hate is "hubby" - utterling vomit making tweeness. As would be 'wifey' but you don't seem to hear that.

grimbletart Fri 23-Nov-12 17:24:49

'utterling' - I've just invented a new word grin

FeuDeSnowyRussie Fri 23-Nov-12 17:28:32

Hubby is AWFUL. It's just the way it sounds. The words Bupa and hubba and bubba also make me cringe.

Bunbaker Fri 23-Nov-12 17:30:42

OH's ex boss used to refer to his wife as "the wife". I asked him whose wife he was referring to.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Fri 23-Nov-12 17:30:54

I hate the word "hubby". It makes me want to hit the user!

Itsaboatjack Fri 23-Nov-12 17:33:02

Oh dear, my dh calls me wifey sometimes. It never occurred to me to be offended blush

mnistooaddictive Fri 23-Nov-12 17:39:14

DH refers to me as "the wife" and he always referred to a close friend if mine as "my second wife". In front of her and her dh as well. As she got taken by cancer 3 years ago I would love her to still be here to be referred to like that, it was a joke. He is not a chauvinist at all!

cheekybaubles Fri 23-Nov-12 17:45:42

Well 'the husband' will be wondering where his dinner is and as I have spent the last our on here I will have to say "in 'the chipshop'" grin

Itsaboatjack Fri 23-Nov-12 17:50:27

I don't really get either how being half of a couple (ie 2) makes you half a person? Surely half of 2 is 1 is it not?

YuffieKisaragi Fri 23-Nov-12 18:01:00

I thought spouse was only for married couples, I could be wrong. "Significant other" is also wanky, and long winded. I say my fella or my bloke informally. Might start just referring him as my Mr. Until we get married.

blueshoes Fri 23-Nov-12 18:12:34

Spouse is only for married partners

cheekybaubles Fri 23-Nov-12 18:34:24

Yes, spouse applies

cheekybaubles Fri 23-Nov-12 18:35:14

Wiki spouse it says it is for any partners

We aused to refer to MiL as The Memsahib.

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