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to flinch and want to stick hot coals where the sun don't shine when women call their husbands by their surname with a 'Y" on the end?

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NotanOtter Sat 26-Sep-09 22:26:20

As in 'Jonesy' 'Clarky' 'Thorpy' I could continue ad nauseam

He is not a 16 year old on the rugby field and you are not his chum

He is an adult
You are his wife/partner .....grrrrr

Tommy Sat 26-Sep-09 22:28:39

lol grin

very blokey. If I called my DH that, he would either sound like a chocolate cake or a small girl guide - not sure either would be very suitable grin

yama Sat 26-Sep-09 22:28:58


groundhogs Sat 26-Sep-09 22:30:30

YANBU, lamp 'em!

NotanOtter Sat 26-Sep-09 22:31:11

and worse - abbreviated versions of the surname...

lavenderkate Sat 26-Sep-09 22:32:49

Ex boarding school chums?

Hideous whatever.

WidowWadman Sat 26-Sep-09 22:38:26

Still better than 'hubby' or 'hubster'

maryz Sat 26-Sep-09 22:48:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

2shoes Sat 26-Sep-09 22:50:27

I just tried it on dh
he was not impissed

epithet Sat 26-Sep-09 22:51:57

My mum still calls my dad 'Mac'. Please don't stick hot coals up her shock.

Katisha Sat 26-Sep-09 22:52:05

Crumbs I've NEVER heard of that and would feel very ill if I did.

But loathe "hubby" with a passion.

epithet Sat 26-Sep-09 22:52:46

Ewww, yes, 'hubby' is like 'the wife'.

bratley Sat 26-Sep-09 22:53:23

I do when we're with DH's mates as they're all squaddies and know each other by their surnames! There are a few lads who I've known for a while now and would only know them by their surnames, too.

I hate hate hate 'hubby', makes my teeth itch.

MaureenMLove Sat 26-Sep-09 22:57:43

<<assumes the position for hot coals>> I do. blushgrin So do his friends, and mine come to that!

crankytwanky Sat 26-Sep-09 22:58:39

My lovely sister once refered to her beloved as "-ater" on facebook! (Think Thompsonater, or Graysonater.)
I have called my DH this, but only coz his collegues did.

Bibithree Sat 26-Sep-09 23:03:52

I couldn't do it because dh's surname ends in a 'y' and I don't think I would anyway, but I do call him by his surname sometimes ('get out here Thompson' - for example)
Interestingly, lots of my male friends (pre marriage) still call my by my maiden name, no first name, and it annoys the sh*t out of dh. Don't know why.

Can't bear 'hubby' though, that makes me want to reach for the hot coals ...

FimboFortunaFeet Sat 26-Sep-09 23:06:22

Hubby, hubster are dreadful.

I know someone called Tambo because his surname is Thompson. I doubt very many people know his first name.

QOD Sat 26-Sep-09 23:07:02

I call my dd by our surname with a y on the end sometimes - is that ok?


scottishmummy Sat 26-Sep-09 23:08:54

cycling christ, partner as Scottishy no thanks

Ronaldinhio Sat 26-Sep-09 23:09:20


one cannot imagine adressing one's husband other

TeamEdwardTango Sat 26-Sep-09 23:11:50

My Dad still called me by an abbreviation of my maiden name (Thomps,for example), and just like Bibithree, it annoys DH no end!

I have been known to refer to DH and the DS's collectively as The - Boys (e.g The Thompson Boys). They like to call themselves that too, like a superhero chant. hmm

Bleh Sat 26-Sep-09 23:13:20

I've never encountered this, but would like to join everyone else in their undying hatred of hubby. There's a couple of people I know on FB who have status updates like "Sharon and her hubby had the bestest weekend ever" "Sharon had so much fun with her hubby last night wink". It makes me want to puke and un-add them, but I can't. Because we're related.

alwayslookingforanswers Sat 26-Sep-09 23:13:41

NaO - when you have a surname like ours there is a case for shortening it.........

However I don't call him by that, or the surname with a Y on the end - far too much bloody hard work,.

NotanOtter Sat 26-Sep-09 23:19:56

interestingly it is quite prominent amongst the ex- boarding school folk!

NotanOtter Sat 26-Sep-09 23:21:08

Jacko being case in point

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