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For wanting to tell SIL to fuck right off with her splashes of milk?

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Skelator Thu 15-Sep-11 17:05:33

SIL has gotten into the habit of saying "a splash of milk". She never used to say this so I can only assume she's heard it on some cooking program or something and thinks it makes her sound classy. I have tolerated it for a few weeks but I don't think she's going to stop saying it and it's REALLY irritating!!

"Do you mind if I get DS a splash of milk?"
"oo just a splash of milk in mine please!"
"a splash of milk usually sorts out my heart burn".

AIBU to think this is a god awful phrase??

paisleyII Thu 15-Sep-11 17:06:34

are you due on? smile

AmazingBouncingFerret Thu 15-Sep-11 17:06:41

That made me snort a splash of milk all over my keyboard...

Paschaelina Thu 15-Sep-11 17:07:47

A splash of milk in tea is just enough. smile

ExitPursuedByaBear Thu 15-Sep-11 17:08:16

I say just a dash when people ask me if I want milk in my tea, but would not use it any other time.

PuspornInBoots Thu 15-Sep-11 17:08:47

Fill a water pistol with milk and every time she says it, squirt her and say "there you go" That should soon stop her...

slavetofilofax Thu 15-Sep-11 17:09:46

If she is using those phrases, then she is using the whole splash thing all wrong.

Yanbu to be irritated at her use of a silly phrase, and yanbu even more when she uses it incorrectly.

One can have a splash of milk in tea, and just have a not very milky cup of tea. One cannot give ones sil's ds a splash of milk, because the poor child is likley to very dissatified with a dribble of milk in his cup.

You can tell her that from me. smile

Ormirian Thu 15-Sep-11 17:09:50

Of course YANBU. Get her to specify the exact amount. 3.78ml for example.

I think you are being a little silly.

picnicbasketcase Thu 15-Sep-11 17:10:11

Maybe she's been watching proper old adverts for cornflakes. they always used to say 'Kelloggs cornflakes, just a splash of milk...' which is wrong because then they'd just go soggy. But anyway. YANBU.

Start annoying her by referring to a whoosh of olive oil or similar.

LynetteScavo Thu 15-Sep-11 17:10:32

She's been watching to many cereal adverts. You need to point this out to her.

StickyBlisteredShitHole Thu 15-Sep-11 17:13:12

She sounds like a twat.

TalcAndTurnips Thu 15-Sep-11 17:44:33

First it's the splashes - then it'll be the sprinkle, the pinch, the soupcon (with a cedilla), the scintilla, the suggestion, the dab... which point you'll have SIL on the floor slowly battering her teacup into her mush with a tenderising mallet.

Sticky - loving the name; what was your inspiration? It's pure Tennyson!

Tchootnika Thu 15-Sep-11 17:52:52

... and you've got into the habit of saying "gotten".
pot/kettle/black, Skelator?
(Or are you American, in which case 'gotten' is unfortunately excusable).

MrsBuntysStrangeCuldeSac Thu 15-Sep-11 17:57:03

Does she also ask for a "knob of cheese"?
Does she 'pop' everywhere?

Tchootnika Thu 15-Sep-11 17:58:34

'Hunk of bread'?

TalcAndTurnips Thu 15-Sep-11 17:59:15

Knob cheese? Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwww.

<< puerile >>

MrsBuntysStrangeCuldeSac Thu 15-Sep-11 18:02:43

Just thought that if her milk came in splashes then her cheese might come in knobs, and following that logic she probably also 'pops' to the fridge to get the dairy splashes and knobs.

EricNorthmansMistress Thu 15-Sep-11 20:54:24

That's terrible.

TooImmature2BDumbledore Thu 15-Sep-11 20:57:41

Arf at knob cheese

picnicbasketcase Thu 15-Sep-11 21:02:52

Just remembered a worse one - people who 'bang' or slam' something in the oven.


aldiwhore Thu 15-Sep-11 21:03:22

Does she also say 'Oh my giddy aunt'?

LemonDifficult Thu 15-Sep-11 21:04:25


ShowOfHands Thu 15-Sep-11 21:05:20

Gotten is British in origin. grin

MIL insists on slivers and hunks and morsels. I am v good at Saying Nothing.

thisisyesterday Thu 15-Sep-11 21:06:16

omg i have a splash of milk in my tea, pop everywhere and say "oh my giddy aunt"


CeeYouNextTuesday Thu 15-Sep-11 21:06:32

It's bloody irritating! YANBU! DP does it a lot. Drink some plonk, go see the quack... It drives me dappy! [ confused]

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