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Why do people say "Tesco's"?

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mrsnorrismeow Sat 12-Sep-20 13:05:23

Just that really. People seem to do it all the time. But it's not "Lidl's" or "Aldi's" or "Waitrose's", is it?!?!

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eddiemairswife Sat 12-Sep-20 13:07:13

Sainsbury's anyone?

jellybeanz1212 Sat 12-Sep-20 13:08:45

I'm off to Asda's

FedUpofLockdown123 Sat 12-Sep-20 13:09:39

It drives me insane I don't know why but it does. I have heard Lidls and Aldis too (I think it's my mum who says this but not quite sure now 😂)

woodhill Sat 12-Sep-20 13:09:52

Going to Marks latersmile

CeeceeBloomingdale Sat 12-Sep-20 13:10:11

Same reason as they say Mark and Spencer's, Sainsbury's etc

PineappleUpsideDownCake Sat 12-Sep-20 13:10:17

It's funny isn't it.

I grew up with hearing "Tescose" as if it was a word like that. Similarly with Sainsburys, although that actually is their branding.

I didnt come across asda,lidl,aldi until I was grown up and it just never was their name!

It was Smith's, menzie's, Woolies, marks and sparks though then...

mrsnorrismeow Sat 12-Sep-20 13:10:49

But "Sainsbury's" is actually called Sainsbury's, not Sainsbury. That's what the sign outside is. Whereas the sign outside Tesco is Tesco, not Tesco's!!

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PineappleUpsideDownCake Sat 12-Sep-20 13:11:00

Asda's sounds very wrong!

Nikhedonia Sat 12-Sep-20 13:11:44

Nowhere near as awful as people who say "Sainsbo's" 🥴🥴🥴

mrsnorrismeow Sat 12-Sep-20 13:11:58

Marks and Spencer's is fine, I don't know why but it is.

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whirlwindwallaby Sat 12-Sep-20 13:12:09

They can't read the sign?

mrsnorrismeow Sat 12-Sep-20 13:12:26

Nowhere near as awful as people who say "Sainsbo's

Oh yeah that's awful.

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PineappleUpsideDownCake Sat 12-Sep-20 13:13:13

I dont think I ever hear anyone saying Tesco, and not Tesco's.

Tesco's and sainsbury's were the smae era so maybe that's why?

Pelleas Sat 12-Sep-20 13:13:35

You are correct, as, unlike Sainsbury's, Tesco was never the name of the owner - it's an amalgamation of (Jack) Cohen and another company called TES.

However, it doesn't really bother me what people call their supermarket.

Thelnebriati Sat 12-Sep-20 13:13:46

Its the difference between a hard stop (Asda) and a soft ending (o or ee) that needs an ending when you say it out loud.

Wavescrashingonthebeach Sat 12-Sep-20 13:14:00

Where i am from it is The Asda grin as in "Im going The Asda do you want anything". Lord knows why as we have about a million Asdas nearby it's just the way it is!

I dont think we say Tescos.

I do say Marksies though.

Pansypotter123 Sat 12-Sep-20 13:15:29

"Markses" sets my teeth on edge. I have no problem with M and S, or Marks and Spencer's, but "Markses" - just noooooo!!

PineappleUpsideDownCake Sat 12-Sep-20 13:16:03

I thought everyone said Tesco's!!

iklboo Sat 12-Sep-20 13:16:03

* Nowhere near as awful as people who say "Sainsbo's*

A former colleague said 'Sainzers'. No. Just no.

TheOnlyLivingBoyInNewCross Sat 12-Sep-20 13:17:44

I miss Woolworths.

StCharlotte Sat 12-Sep-20 13:18:23

I really can't get wound up with "Tescos" but there was a shop in our town called "Nobbs" (snigger) which a colleague used to call "Nobbses".

YouMakeABetterDoorThanAWinda Sat 12-Sep-20 13:18:53

I’m going to the Co-op rather than I’m going to Co-op or Co-op’s. Hmm, never thought about it before. Nice but of random for my Saturday.

I wonder what Tessa Coen said?

BigFatLiar Sat 12-Sep-20 13:19:06

I think it's just one of those words that it's easier to say or sounds better when you add the extra s.

Kljnmw3459 Sat 12-Sep-20 13:21:19

Sounds better.

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