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to hate the expression 'my hubby'

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cocoachannel Tue 04-Jan-11 18:50:10

I know I am In fact being unreasonable, but a new girl at work has spent the whole day referring to 'my hubby and I...'

Why 'hubby', why not 'husband' !? Same number of syllables. Aghhh.

Catsmamma Tue 04-Jan-11 18:51:19

maybe he's chubby...did she say?

MorticiaAddams Tue 04-Jan-11 18:52:38

I used to work with somebody who always referred to "her other half". It drove me nuts.

missmehalia Tue 04-Jan-11 18:52:56

Ha ha ha.. chubby. I like it.

Yes, I know it's probably unreasonable, but I also loathe the expression 'hubby'. Unreservedly. Along with 'other half', or 'better half'.

I know, it's harmless. But...

missmehalia Tue 04-Jan-11 18:53:21

Oooh, Morticia, let's link little fingers and make a wish. Xposted!

cocoachannel Tue 04-Jan-11 18:54:37

Yes, 'other half' is another one that annoys me.

Didn't mention whether he is chubby. 'My chubby hubby and I ' would have been great grin

northernrock Tue 04-Jan-11 19:11:41

If I had a husband I would call him " my bitch" grin

Catnao Tue 04-Jan-11 19:12:59

Makes me cringe when I hear "My hubby". So IMO, you are not being unreasonable.

roomonthebroom Tue 04-Jan-11 19:14:53

Someone I used to work with refers to her 'fabby hubby' and her 'fabby mummy'. I cringe everytime I think about it.

DoNotTumbleDry Tue 04-Jan-11 19:18:14

Oh Cocoa - I thought it was just me. I loathe the word 'hubby', for no particular reason really. And 'pics' instead of 'pictures'. I know it has less syllables but still hate it.

Katisha Tue 04-Jan-11 19:19:20

I hate it. So twee.

A1980 Tue 04-Jan-11 19:19:30


It's pathetic! grin

Go Tue 04-Jan-11 19:19:43

YANBU it's dreadful. And while we're on the subject "preggers" is equally bad.

annh Tue 04-Jan-11 19:39:47

Yup, "hubby" is right up there in the yuck stakes along with people who refer to their children as "my li'l man" or "princess" and call their friends "Hun".

polarfox Tue 04-Jan-11 19:41:07

I hate "hubby" too..

But I also hate "Brits"..

mutznutz Tue 04-Jan-11 19:41:45

I prefer other half to 'partner'...I don't know why but it always makes me think of a business arrangement or little kids going on a school outing lol

AnotherMumOnHere Tue 04-Jan-11 19:45:29

My pet hate name is 'hun' GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!It is so derogatory in scotland.

I have no prob with hubby - I used to call mine 'fuckface'.

purepurple Tue 04-Jan-11 19:47:37

I don't like partner either, but girlfriend or boyfriend sounds wrong also, especially if you are over 25.
Hubby doesn't bother me, but I do refer to DH by his name normally. Except with people I don't know, then it would be husband, not hubby. DH calls me 'our lass', not my wife. Which I don't mind.

Hooker Tue 04-Jan-11 19:51:53


That said, I call my XDH Thrush which suits him perfectly.

WiiUnfit Tue 04-Jan-11 19:56:12

Loving Hooker's comment, is that because he's an irritating c...?

YANBU, I also hate the term "hubby", it makes me cringe every time I hear it.

hugglymugly Tue 04-Jan-11 19:58:01

Whilst I also dislike cutesy stuff, I do use "hubby" at times - though obviously not here. But in my defence, I think my use dates back a long, long time ago (I am ancient) to when the grammatically correct way of referring to oneself in the context of the marital connection was "my husband and I", which of course is rather Queeny. To maintain grammatical correctness, while interjecting a note of informality, "hubby and I" worked very well.

Terms such as "mummy" (unless uttered by a young'n) or "preggers" (uttered by anyone) are, of course, to be deprecated.


Hooker Tue 04-Jan-11 19:59:18

Indeed WiiUnfit wink

WiiUnfit Tue 04-Jan-11 20:23:46

Yes, "*preggers*" is a disgusting term! Maybe we should collate a list of horrible slang words?

* Hubby
* Preggers

Any others?

MissyPie Tue 04-Jan-11 20:37:33

My (male) boss referred to my pregnancy/maternity leave as podding

Referrring to some of my tasks He used to say "While you're off podding, who will be dealing with this"

This made me boak....I bit my lip and stared through him!

WiiUnfit Tue 04-Jan-11 20:45:46

What kind of term is podding!? It sounds pretty gross...

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