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DrBronnersWorstNightmare Thu 29-Sep-16 20:39:23

My host, surely? AIBU to be driven mad by this or am I missing something?

DerekSprechenZeDick Thu 29-Sep-16 20:40:07


DrBronnersWorstNightmare Thu 29-Sep-16 20:44:59

Advert for a pub in my local free newspaper. 'Mine host Shelley and Graham'.

Review I just read on 'mine host Terry did an excellent breakfast.'

user1471517900 Thu 29-Sep-16 20:45:35

Like the dog thread Yabu for making a thread that people won't understand without some sort of back story....

WinchesterWoman Thu 29-Sep-16 20:46:10

It's a saying from yesteryear

HardToDeal Thu 29-Sep-16 20:46:43

It's the sort of thing Nigel Farage would say.

WinchesterWoman Thu 29-Sep-16 20:47:49

No it's what you used to call a pub landlord/lady, obviously still do in some areas

Piscivorus Thu 29-Sep-16 20:48:08

Mine host is traditional though isn't it? I think mine is the archaic version of my

AnyTheWiser Thu 29-Sep-16 20:49:31

"hosts", surely? Shelley and Graham?

WinchesterWoman Thu 29-Sep-16 20:50:10

Your servants ever
Have theirs, themselves, and what is theirs in compt,
To make their audit at your highness' pleasure,
Still to return your own.
     Give me your hand.
Conduct me to mine host. We love him highly
And shall continue our graces towards him.
By your leave, hostess.

WinchesterWoman Thu 29-Sep-16 20:57:48

yes i think i just made a twat of myself

DrBronnersWorstNightmare Thu 29-Sep-16 21:04:18

Ah good to know! Thanks for clearing that up WinchesterWoman.

And yes it must have been mine hosts in the case of Shelley and Graham. blush

acasualobserver Thu 29-Sep-16 21:14:52

am I missing something?

The ability to google perhaps?

DrBronnersWorstNightmare Thu 29-Sep-16 21:25:31

But if I'd googled it I wouldn't have got a quote from Shakespeare. Better result on MN.

tinkletinklelittlestar Thu 29-Sep-16 21:30:22

I thought it was germanglish, Mein Host? Maybe not...

britbat23 Thu 29-Sep-16 22:29:11

Per the Oxford English Dictionary's entry for host: "A man who lodges and entertains for payment; a man who keeps a public place of lodging or entertainment; the landlord of an inn. *Often in archaic phr. mine (my) host = the landlord of such and such an inn.*"

The ad should probably say "mine hosts".

PavlovianLunge Thu 29-Sep-16 22:33:20

I always thought it was 'mein', too, tinkle. Live and learn.

butterfliesandzebras Thu 29-Sep-16 23:52:13

Yeah, just a slightly tongue-in-cheek deliberately old fashioned way of saying 'my host'. But like calling something 'ye olde' rather than just saying 'the old...'.

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