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There is nothing wrong with the term 'hubby'.

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pictish Mon 24-Oct-16 16:17:51

There just isn't.
This MN trend of sneering at posters for using a common term that has been deemed unfashionable...but only on boring, childish and bloody rude.
If you had a go at someone for using it in rl you'd look like a dick.


StillStayingClassySanDiego Mon 24-Oct-16 16:19:47

Each to their own and all that, it doesn't bother me like 'lol' does , even then I'd not be a twat and mention it on a thread.

formerbabe Mon 24-Oct-16 16:19:47

It just sounds smug to me.

KittyLacey Mon 24-Oct-16 16:20:17

YABU. It's cringe inducing. Like when men refer to the "missus". Just don't do it.

PumpkinOfLinus Mon 24-Oct-16 16:20:57

Cringe making

ImperialBlether Mon 24-Oct-16 16:21:03

It sounds very old fashioned to me. I can't even say it sounds middle aged - it sounds like the sort of thing people said in old BBC sit coms.

ImperialBlether Mon 24-Oct-16 16:21:18

George and Mildred - that sort of thing.

NavyandWhite Mon 24-Oct-16 16:22:04

To you maybe Pictish.

Dontpanicpyke Mon 24-Oct-16 16:22:05

People care about such daft things.

Kokosjumping Mon 24-Oct-16 16:22:10

Yabu. It's vom.

BertrandRussell Mon 24-Oct-16 16:22:44

It's only remotely acceptable if the only alternative is "hubs"

NavyandWhite Mon 24-Oct-16 16:23:29

Hun ok too and bubba? confused

user1474627704 Mon 24-Oct-16 16:24:05

It's an awful, twee, cringe inducing word whether its here or anywhere else.

It's your right to use it, its my right to hate it. See how that works? If you're going to start complaining about people complaining about a word you use, that could go on for ever in a pointless never ending spiral.
Maybe just get over yourself and talk like a grown up, or own your choice of words and stop worrying about what other people think of them?

PigletWasPoohsFriend Mon 24-Oct-16 16:24:07

Sorry, I don't like it at all.

It isn't just MN it isn't liked. I don't know of anyone that uses it in RL anymore.

lovelymcjubbly Mon 24-Oct-16 16:24:49

I don't like the term, but there is an element of tweeness....

My pet hate is "holibobs".

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 24-Oct-16 16:26:28

I loathe it, wouldn't matter which parenting site I was on I would still loathe it

MrsRyanGosling15 Mon 24-Oct-16 16:26:32

See I really don't have any feelings about it. It absolutely does make people look like dicks when they pull people up on using it. I think its really rude and uncalled for. In fact the irrational annoyance of alot of posters to the word, has actually warmed me to it slightly. I will not have anyone tell me what words I am or am not allowed to use.

HitsAndMrs Mon 24-Oct-16 16:26:36

Cringe. YABU

DollyBarton Mon 24-Oct-16 16:28:22

I'll use it, doesn't bother me. My hubby doesn't mind either.

TiggyD Mon 24-Oct-16 16:30:24

If you shorten "husband" and add a "y", surely you get "hussy"?

yorkshapudding Mon 24-Oct-16 16:31:45

It makes me cringe but if people want to use it then that's completely up to them. I don't like it but I couldn't get worked up enough to comment on someone else using it on MN.

The only people I know who use "hubby" in RL are also the type who refer to themselves as "yummy mummies" and use the word "Hun" a lot.

QueenoftheAndals Mon 24-Oct-16 16:34:10

Hubby isn't quite as bad as hubs or, even worse, hubz!

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Oct-16 16:34:12


Don't get me wrong, 'hubby' 'hun' 'bubs' etc do make me cringe.

But I just pull my big girl's pants up and deal with it.

I think posters are rude to pull others up for using these words.

They don't own Mumsnet and it really has bugger all to do with them if newbies want to use these words.

pictish Mon 24-Oct-16 16:35:19

It is becoming so tedious seeing posters bitch about it with an air of assumed superiority again and again.
New posters are not psychic and prevailing posters are not Borg.
I mean really - enough already.

user1474627704 Mon 24-Oct-16 16:36:45

I mean really - enough already

Oh the irony of you telling everyone else they aren't allowed to comment on what other people say!

Can't have it both ways. Are we all allowed to say what we want or aren't we?

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