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DH has started misusing "myself", like he's an estate agent or works in a call centre. WIBU to LTB?

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MardyBra Tue 10-Dec-13 17:58:37

He had very good grammar when I married him in the last century.

It's very embarrassing.

StainlessSteelBegonia Tue 10-Dec-13 17:59:58

Does he send people "invites," too?

limitedperiodonly Tue 10-Dec-13 18:00:18

Hold a pillow firmly over his face tonight until he stops struggling.

It's the kindest thing.

MardyBra Tue 10-Dec-13 18:00:49

No, he's too lazy and antisocial to send any invitations.

Wifework is a whole other thread.

Bonsoir Tue 10-Dec-13 18:00:49

Send him for reprogramming?

MardyBra Tue 10-Dec-13 18:01:23

Would that defence stand up in court limited?

MardyBra Tue 10-Dec-13 18:02:36

We had a phone conversation earlier where he said:

"X dropped into the office this morning and took myself, Y and Z out to lunch."

I nearly hung up in "discust".

Dawndonnaagain Tue 10-Dec-13 18:02:39

Myself, I'd give him one last chance!

MardyBra Tue 10-Dec-13 18:04:04

wink Dawn

PoshPaula Tue 10-Dec-13 18:04:11

It's unreasonable behaviour. You've got grounds.

MardyBra Tue 10-Dec-13 18:05:02

I haven't heard any evidence of him misusing "yourself". It's all about him, isn't it?

RevoltingPeasant Tue 10-Dec-13 18:06:26

It that a problem for yourself, then?


weregoingtothezoo Tue 10-Dec-13 18:08:14

Misusing "yourself" is a more serious symptom of the disease, followed by "themself".
It always escalates, I tell you!

weregoingtothezoo Tue 10-Dec-13 18:09:25

Or even "themselves"... fblush

RevoltingPeasant Tue 10-Dec-13 18:09:25

Also, this is totally snobby of me, but <snigger> at 'like an estate agent'. So true.

MardyBra Tue 10-Dec-13 18:11:00

Apologies to any estate agents who have reasonable grammar.

ClausIsTrulyReal Tue 10-Dec-13 18:13:17

I flicked thtough the title and expected this thread to be about, erm, self pleasure.

Myself apologises.

limitedperiodonly Tue 10-Dec-13 18:14:21

mardy if you use a very fluffy pillow it won't bruise and the doctor will put 'natural causes' on the death certificate.

I've heard.

ShriekingGnawer Tue 10-Dec-13 18:14:31

The only answer is to hit him on the nose with a rolled up newspaper. This must happen every time he gets it wrong. Even if you have to go to his work to do it.

Incidentally, I misread the thread title as 'my DH is abusing himself like an estate agent'.

youretoastmildred Tue 10-Dec-13 18:15:25

MardyBra, what are you getting from this relationship now?

You did not cause the bad grammar, you cannot control the bad grammar, you are not responsible for the bad grammar.

I don't mean to be alarmist but "the script" is that this is usually the step that precedes emphasising the wrong word in a sentence, like "we will now be leaving for the airport" instead of "we will now be leaving for the airport. "

Call Women's Aid.


Writerwannabe83 Tue 10-Dec-13 18:15:44

I was expecting an amusing story about Estate Agents and masturbation too... grin

lottiegarbanzo Tue 10-Dec-13 18:18:40

Does he use your name every time he pauses, too? 'Mardy, what I'd like to suggest for yourself, Mardy, is that myself and yourself, Mardy, might like to proceed, Mardy, in a pubwardwise direction, Mardy, if that would seem appropriate to yourself?'

limitedperiodonly Tue 10-Dec-13 18:19:31

Misusing "yourself" is a more serious symptom of the disease

Not to mention disgraceful weregoingtothezoo.

I knew someone who'd start speeches with: 'I feel myself, personally...' which conjures up a distasteful image to this day.

It would have been personal, btw. I can't imagine anyone else feeling him unless she was paid and he was too tight to do that.

NewtRipley Tue 10-Dec-13 18:21:00

yy youretoast

He needs to want to stop, himself.

To stand up in a room of estate agents and police people and say "Like yourselves, I myself am a pompous language abuser"

MardyBra Tue 10-Dec-13 18:22:33

confused at all the estate agent wanking images.

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