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Madamolive Mon 18-Jul-11 19:17:59

AIBU to order a delivery for me and OH even though i have a homemade pasta bake ready to be popped in the oven? Its a monday night too...

MrsBuntytheCulDeSacPariah Mon 18-Jul-11 19:20:41

I think the thought of takeaway food is always nicer than the reality, and I always wake up with a raging thirst after takeaways. I'd go for the pasta.

NotSuchASmugMarriedNow Mon 18-Jul-11 19:23:38

YABU to call a takeaway "takeout food".

YANBU to order a takeaway though, the pastabake will keep till tomorrow or you could freeze it.

AuntiePickleBottom Mon 18-Jul-11 19:23:51

go for the homemade food

< i have had to have takeaways along with microwave food for the last 3 weeks and i am sick to the back teeth with it all give me a home cooked meal anytime>

buggerlugs82 Mon 18-Jul-11 19:24:06

Save the money and buy something nice with it.

I did this exact same thing last week though smile

ApocalypseCheeseToastie Mon 18-Jul-11 19:32:22

Oh god save the money, I was always end up spending about 30 quid as I can't resisit the sides and I ALWAYS regret it blush

khaliwali Tue 19-Jul-11 09:39:31

Why can't you say takeout?

InTheNightKitchen Tue 19-Jul-11 09:48:05

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

khaliwali Tue 19-Jul-11 10:47:43

without wishing to be petty, I refute that. Neither is a sensible word so it doesn't really matter. Secondly, it is reasonable to assume that takeoutaway food originated in the US (fish and chips was never a takeaway) so why not use an American term? Unless the takeoutaway was fish/pie/ and chips, it is reasonable to use either term. God am even boring myself. I just think that the snobbery surrounding Americanisms when describing American things is sooo tedious and a bit pathetic. There are plenty of extra apostrophe and comma users to tackle before worrying about this.

MyMamaToldMe Tue 19-Jul-11 10:50:11

OMG - who blimming well cares - takeout / take away - same thing!

khaliwali Tue 19-Jul-11 10:53:33

Exactly my point.

Quenelle Tue 19-Jul-11 10:54:48


Takeaway food is always disappointing.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Tue 19-Jul-11 10:55:33

In any event, it's clearly "delivered in" food in this scenario.

<wins pedant prize>

khaliwali Tue 19-Jul-11 12:34:52

Tortoise, I bow down and pass the pedant's crown over to you. Wear it with pride

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