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My DH used an apostrophe incorrectly. AIBU to divorce him?

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babyheaves Sun 02-Mar-14 10:24:12

It was actually twice in one shopping list. He is buying tea's and yoghurt's, apparently.

What if someone finds the list and posts it on here? I couldn't stand the shame sad

AIBU to just start divorce proceedings now, or just hit him on the head with a rolled up newspaper?

JanineStHubbins Sun 02-Mar-14 10:25:29

tea's - confused. Does he mean teabags?

WelshMaenad Sun 02-Mar-14 10:25:58


Tea's? Not just 'tea'?

SaucyJack Sun 02-Mar-14 10:26:25

Why did you marry him in the first place?

This can't be the first time this has come to light, shirley?

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sun 02-Mar-14 10:26:36

T's maybe? He's buying letters?

Morgause Sun 02-Mar-14 10:27:54


nennypops Sun 02-Mar-14 10:27:56

You can go for the newspaper for now, but tell him that if he does it again it's definitely divorce.

And if he says "could of", tell him he's going under the patio.

ohfourfoxache Sun 02-Mar-14 10:28:27


What example is he setting your dc? You have to protect them and yourself from this grammatical mayhem.

DH frequently writes shopping lists that are littered with spelling errors. I am seriously questioning our future together.

mrsminiverscharlady Sun 02-Mar-14 10:29:10


DH texted me the other day to say 'your right' (which I usually am tbh, no need to text me). It annoys me that he earns more than me when he can't even punctuate correctly angry

Logg1e Sun 02-Mar-14 10:30:57

Three words for you OP cherchez la femme.

MoonRover Sun 02-Mar-14 10:31:06

Kill the bastard.

LadyGardenersQuestionTime Sun 02-Mar-14 10:31:37

I check DP's shopping lists before I send him to the shops, in case he drops it and a mumsnetter finds it and is traumatised.

babyheaves Sun 02-Mar-14 10:31:49

I don't even know what tea's is meant to be. We only buy one brand.

I just can't look at him in the same way any more.

sunbathe Sun 02-Mar-14 10:32:49

You could try counselling?

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Sun 02-Mar-14 10:33:51

There, their, they're

ISeeYouShiverWithAntici Sun 02-Mar-14 10:34:16


The standard response to apostrophe misuse is firing squad.

quirrelquarrel Sun 02-Mar-14 10:35:35


You're in a mixed marriage OP.....

NoArmaniNoPunani Sun 02-Mar-14 10:35:46

My DH uses 'I was sat'. He told me he was buying me this T-shirt


Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sun 02-Mar-14 10:35:54

Stab him. A jury of mnetters will find you innocent.

RiverTam Sun 02-Mar-14 10:37:20

that would be a deal-breaker for me, I'm afraid. So sad for you.

sazzlesb Sun 02-Mar-14 10:40:03

So glad to see I'm not the only punctuation pedant with a DH who is far too liberal with apostrophes when it comes to plurals. He's not allowed to help the children with their literacy homework as they have passed the (very low) punctuation and spelling bar he has set - they're 8 years old.
And don't get me started of "could of"

babyheaves Sun 02-Mar-14 10:42:47

I know sad I have to think of the children though.

Could anyone recommend a good book on this subject? Maybe I could leave it on his bedside table as a way of starting the conversation?

nennypops Sun 02-Mar-14 10:43:44

^My DH uses 'I was sat'. He told me he was buying me this T-shirt


Buy him this one:

AbbeyBartlet Sun 02-Mar-14 10:46:50

Misusing an apostrophe once is a reason to LTB. To misuse apostrophes twice can only be punished by firing squad.

sunbathe Sun 02-Mar-14 10:48:20

Love that t-shirt!

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