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Am I completely out of touch with the way people speak?

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Chinnychinnychinnychib Sat 25-Feb-17 09:24:43

What would you interpret the meaning of this sentence as?

'Are you quite financial this month?'

To me, that makes no sense. DH (who asked it) says it's perfectly obvious and it's how people talk these days. He meant, are you quite financially secure this month.

AIBU for this to piss me right off? He says I am a hopeless pedant and this is just the casual parlance du jour.

gamerwidow Sat 25-Feb-17 09:26:11

Nope your DH is wrong that sentence makes no sense.

rollonthesummer Sat 25-Feb-17 09:27:22

You are right-that makes no sense. Is your husband just being contrary?!

GottaCatchEmAll137 Sat 25-Feb-17 09:27:31

YANBU - that makes no sense at all.

witsender Sat 25-Feb-17 09:28:18

Nope, have never heard that and it makes zero sense

Ellisandra Sat 25-Feb-17 09:28:23

Never heard that phrase! And makes no sense to me.
My best guess would have been that it meant are you counting the pennies a bit this month, keeping a tight eye on finances?
- fancy expensive restaurant tonight?
- not this month, I'm being a bit financial after those unexpected car costs

Hmmmm... no, really twisting myself in knots trying to make that work!

ShowMePotatoSalad Sat 25-Feb-17 09:28:37

YANBU - has DH been spending too much time with those annoying managerial-speak types at work? He'll be telling you you need to do some blue-sky thinking next. hmm

IMurderedStampyLongnose Sat 25-Feb-17 09:29:07

Your husband is a plonker I'm afraid.

c3pu Sat 25-Feb-17 09:30:18

I would translate that to "Are you being to do with money this month?"

Which makes no sense.

Chloe84 Sat 25-Feb-17 09:30:49

Ugh, it's not obvious at all. Is he trying to show you up?

MajesticWhine Sat 25-Feb-17 09:31:13

Husband is talking gibberish.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sat 25-Feb-17 09:31:46

Nonsense. He needs to speak English.

ExitStage Sat 25-Feb-17 09:33:09

The only reply is 'How old are you?12?'.

Not sure I'd be 'pissed right off' about it though.

KateDaniels2 Sat 25-Feb-17 09:34:38

That sounds like something he has picked up at work. Weird work speak often hapoens in my place then people think i am odd for asking if we can all just speak properly

Honeybee79 Sat 25-Feb-17 09:35:09

Yanbu. Makes no sense at all. Is he taking the piss?

Rugbyplayersarehot Sat 25-Feb-17 09:37:12

He's trying to get down with the kids! grin silly old sod.

Springersrock Sat 25-Feb-17 09:39:15

I would have understood what he was trying to ask, DH comes out with crap like that.

I think he's a dickhead when he does it though

Tinkerbec Sat 25-Feb-17 09:42:08

Start using them back

Is the Kitchen quite grocery this week?

Is the car quite petroleum today?

Is the laundry fresh this week?

It is very teenager dropping words. YANBU

bakingaddict Sat 25-Feb-17 09:42:26

I would take it to mean is your bank balance quite healthy this month. Yes it's not proper English but surely it's not impossible to work out the context of the question.

Chinnychinnychinnychib Sat 25-Feb-17 09:42:45

I do love mumsnet.

I don't know why it pisses me off so much. Oh yes, I remember. Because he's WRONG!

SuperFlyHigh Sat 25-Feb-17 09:43:25

Doesn't make sense and a bit twatty. Ignore.

MiladyThesaurus Sat 25-Feb-17 09:44:26

It sounds like he's used a translation app to translate from Japanese or something.

sooperdooper Sat 25-Feb-17 09:44:26

It makes no sense but I could hazard a guess at what he means by it, it's a ridiculous way to speak though, there's no need!!

onceandneveragain Sat 25-Feb-17 09:44:56

I do a lot of editing of very different styles of writing - what your husband said is ridiculous because it is not clear what the sentence means.

Lots of 'new' styles of speaking recently introduced sound a bit ridiculous to me, but the key thing is that despite this they are clearly understandable - i.e. if I was writing for buzzfeed I could say I am 'woke' to different styles of writing - i.e. awake, aware of. Sounds a bit silly but clearly only has the one meaning.

The problem with your DH's sentence is that it could feasibly mean several things, many of which are the complete opposite of what he intended, i.e
a) (what he thinks) I am financially stable this month
b) (as per previous poster) I am being financially cautious this month
c) I am spending a lot this month
d) I have a lot of financial exchanges coming out this month (e.g. lots of dd's/credit card payments coming out)

There is no way that what he thinks he means is any more obvious than any of these other suggestions, and as the whole reason for language is to communicate effectively it is a ridiculous and ineffective statement. IMHO!

Chinnychinnychinnychib Sat 25-Feb-17 09:45:28

He's trying to gaslight me into believing it's a normal way to speak, the abusive bastard. Should I LTB? Or just set fire to him?

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