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AIBU to find the word 'cuppa' REALLY IRRITATING?

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BlancheDuBois2 Mon 24-Oct-16 17:49:08

Ok, so I'm definitely overreacting here, but whenever anyone asks me if I want a 'cuppa' I cringe inside. What's wrong with using real words? Like tea? Or Coffee? Or cup of?

I'm aware that people as grumpy as this don't usually get asked if they'd like a drink of any description, so I should count myself lucky that some people in my office still like me - but everytime anyone utters the word, I want to wince.

I don't know what hideous childhood 'cuppa' experience has scarred me to this extent - but am I alone? Does anyone else want to cause harm to a colleague when they're just being perfectly friendly and offering to make me a tea/coffee.

Having re read this, I almost want to award myself a biscuit for being such a twat. I should probably just go home and have some wine, shouldn't I?

LightTheLampNotTheRat Mon 24-Oct-16 17:50:14

You're not alone - I hate it too. Don't know why. Possibly because my mother says it all the time and I'm not fond of her.

DubiousCredentials Mon 24-Oct-16 17:51:05


OutOfBlueComesGreen Mon 24-Oct-16 17:51:42

No I can't stand cuppa either. And, controversially, brew.

Amelie10 Mon 24-Oct-16 17:52:55

Yanbu, it makes the person sound a bit dumb.

SirChenjin Mon 24-Oct-16 17:53:46


One of my friends who is ultra cool in every other way says cuppa and I have to fight the urge to flick her forehead.

TathitiPete Mon 24-Oct-16 17:54:28

Ah I love Mumsnet grin In just one day I've learned that the words 'hubby' and 'cuppa' give people the rage along with 'hun' and 'lol'. What a time to be alive!

simbobs Mon 24-Oct-16 17:55:55

Yuck! Hate it, too, and I want a mug, actually.

WorraLiberty Mon 24-Oct-16 17:56:28

You'd never survive working with me.

I refer to tea as a 'cuppa splosh' grin

sonlypuppyfat Mon 24-Oct-16 17:56:40

Oh have a cuppa and a dippy bicky and calm down babes

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Mon 24-Oct-16 17:56:40

YANBU. It's slightly preferable to "brew" however.

TinnedChickenSoupCunt Mon 24-Oct-16 17:56:56


miniplaty Mon 24-Oct-16 17:57:00

I don't like cuppa either, sounds a bit common but there are worse things in life

U2HasTheEdge Mon 24-Oct-16 17:57:34

Hate it.

Brew is even worse.

BlancheDuBois2 Mon 24-Oct-16 17:57:41

Ha ha TathitiPete

Hubby should be banned. So should hun. I've never met a person I respected that used those words. In my experience, they're the sort of words only used by sanctimonious twats.

TinnedChickenSoupCunt Mon 24-Oct-16 17:57:55

Oh and "two and moo" instead of two sugars & milk, that irritates me as well.

SpaceUnicorn Mon 24-Oct-16 17:58:50

YANBU. If someone offers you a glass of wine they don't ask if you want a 'glassy' or some equally ludicrous contraction.

BlancheDuBois2 Mon 24-Oct-16 18:00:06

Even I think I've gone too far there - lots of perfectly nice people in my office use hun. Just cause it drives me mad, doesn't mean they're inheritently bad people. I am now awarding myself two biscuit biscuit for being a sanctiminious twat...

The irony.

NavyandWhite Mon 24-Oct-16 18:00:43

Cuppa is irritating but not as much as nom nom or yummy.

arahia Mon 24-Oct-16 18:02:57

YANBU. See also: lippy and leccy.

DontTouchTheMoustache Mon 24-Oct-16 18:03:09

What have people got against "brew". I'm from Lancashire and live in Yorkshire now and I don't think I've ever heard it referred to as a thing else here. Say what you want about cuppa but leave brew out of it.

EllsTeeth Mon 24-Oct-16 18:03:37

I used to hate "cuppa" too until someone I had a crush on used it. Now I think it's cute (like himwink). "Brew" however is unforgivable. And "shampoo" instead of champagne gives me the serious rage.

Costacoffeeplease Mon 24-Oct-16 18:05:20

Yep cuppa, hubby, brew. Yuk

DontTouchTheMoustache Mon 24-Oct-16 18:05:39

Brew brew brew brew. I'm staging a one woman rebellion standing up for the word brew. Genuinely wondering of that is a location thing as it is incredibly commonplace up here...

EllsTeeth Mon 24-Oct-16 18:06:31

The only person I've known who says brew is from Lancashire

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