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racheael76 Sun 07-Apr-13 15:29:48

hi my husband speaks slang and our children are picking it up.he says he has always talked like that, its the way he is.i am sure he never use to speak this bad.i correct my children but my husband tells me to stop moaning.if the children talk they sometimes may call me she and my husband he but he doesnt correct them .i have told my husband it really upsets me.he is not a chav he works hard has been to university we live in a nice area and are a nice family. but why does he not want the best for the kids .i feel he is more like a mate then a parent.

squeakytoy Sun 07-Apr-13 15:31:42

It isnt a crime you know.. confused

You do sound a bit of a snob with that attitude.

catgirl1976 Sun 07-Apr-13 15:33:02

I wouldn't like it either


As parents you are both responsible for teaching your children to speak and he's not doing his part

How old are they and what sort of thing are they picking up?

McBalls Sun 07-Apr-13 15:35:22

Well, I can only imagine what this slang consists of...but I'll assume it sounds ridiculous.
You have my sympathies to an extent but what did you expect? You chose to breed with this man...

EduCated Sun 07-Apr-13 15:38:23

What is wrong with using he/she? I've never understood why people get uppity about that confused

meditrina Sun 07-Apr-13 15:38:58

I sympathise.

It is a valuable skill to be able to speak standard English (whatever accent) effortlessly. I think parents can have a vital role in encouraging this. The DCs will pick up dialect and age specific slang fast enough from their peers with no parental input whatsoever.

If DC thinks DF's slang is inappropriate on someone that age, they're likely to let him know more fully and frankly than you can imagine.

racheael76 Sun 07-Apr-13 15:43:12

yes we were very young when we married.people told me i was to young i didnt listen.i have grown up and he is not the man i would pick if i was to do so.he is rough and ready and after having children i have realised a smooth gentle man is my type.but i made my bed and with this guy for my children he is not a bad man.he is a good dad.i admit i have high standards i can be a perfectionist x

WestieMamma Sun 07-Apr-13 15:45:57


I'd say you have bigger problems than the slang.

racheael76 Sun 07-Apr-13 15:46:14

eg -innit ,somemort,

tethersend Sun 07-Apr-13 15:47:26

Cor Blimey Strike a light.

MrsBombastic Sun 07-Apr-13 15:49:49

Totally agree, YANBU nor are you a raging snob, it's called standards and like it or not we ARE judged by the way we speak and it affects everything from job opportunities to who allows their children to play with yours.

Image IS everything sadly. That's life.

TheRealFellatio Sun 07-Apr-13 15:50:16

This is a weirdy one and no mistake.

MissAnnersley Sun 07-Apr-13 15:52:00

It wouldn't be allowed at the Chalet School.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 07-Apr-13 15:52:38

My DC have very Essex accents (DS more so)
So what other people might see as slang is local colloquism .

But I stopped listening to one of the London Radio stations because the newscaster annoyed me with the 'slang' talk.
"Grand" for thousand "Nicked" for arrested.

And if my DS comes home spouting that Jeremy Kyle contestant "Y'know, erm, I'm , like, erm, y'know, Bruv " I'll have words

usualsuspect Sun 07-Apr-13 15:54:10

Is that you Margo?

mrsjay Sun 07-Apr-13 16:00:02

do you wear floaty skirts and floppy hats he isn't the man you thought hmmare you writing a novel or something anyway if he is as bad as all that slang would be the least of your worries, Im scottish slang is normal my DDs speak it outside with their friends and not so much at home meh it is no biggies , oh and are you for real confused

mrsjay Sun 07-Apr-13 16:01:31

Cor Blimey Strike a light.

Govnah etc etc grin I feel like im in mary poppins on this thread

EmpressMaud Sun 07-Apr-13 16:02:30

A smooth gentle man smile

JustFoofy Sun 07-Apr-13 16:03:52

Yanbu for your first post there is nothing wrong with standards.

Second post? ... not a clue.

magimedi Sun 07-Apr-13 16:09:30

Has he mastered the use of capitals, however? grin

RollerCola Sun 07-Apr-13 16:12:43

What is it exactly that he does and says now that 'isn't for you' op? Surely he's still the same person underneath? Isn't it just a case of some bad habits that you didn't really notice earlier in your relationship? When you say he's too rough and ready - surely you knew he wasn't a posh boy when you met him. Does it really matter as long as he's a good person & you love him?

AKissIsNotAContract Sun 07-Apr-13 16:22:24

You don't type very well for a perfectionist. Work on your own grammar before criticising anyone else's.

WeAllHaveWings Sun 07-Apr-13 16:37:21

Ds(9) speaks a lot of Scottish slang when with his friends, but knows there is time and place for it. He knows he is expected not to use strong slang in the classroom, at his grandparents, or speaking politely to other adults for example and can switch on and off quite easily.

I thought most people adjusted how they spoke depending on their audience, so is it not a good thing to teach your kids to do this too? Think of it as being bi-lingual if that makes you feel better smile

PipkinsPal Sun 07-Apr-13 16:40:59

I've got no problem with children using slang but I do have a problem with primary school children using the word fuck etc

mrsjay Sun 07-Apr-13 16:41:29

thats what I say we are weallHAveWings Bilingual grin

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