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It's Tesco. Not Tesco's. Grrrr.

(14 Posts)
gerontius Mon 22-Jun-09 23:59:53

This annoys me greatly.
"I'm just off to Tesco's".
Acceptable for Sainsbury's. Which does actually have an s. But really, the shop is called Tesco.

[looks back and sees just how rambly this looks]

12StoneNeedsToBe10 Tue 23-Jun-09 00:08:49

My mum always says Tesco's and it drives me mad. She used to say Safeway's too!!

PortAndLemon Tue 23-Jun-09 00:12:06

How about Waitro's?

12StoneNeedsToBe10 Tue 23-Jun-09 00:13:09

cheeky!! That's Waitrose PAL

Spidermama Tue 23-Jun-09 00:13:34

Oh come on! This is too pedantic even for pedants' corner.

I consider this to be one of those nice English quirks we have agreed on as a nation akin to putting a 'the' in front of certain roads and places like the Old Kent Road and the Elephant and Castle but never the Gloucester Road or the Mayfair. It's just one of those querks and the rules say that Tesco's is fine.

You can't say Waitrose's or Asda's but we all know Tesco's is perfectly acceptable.

12StoneNeedsToBe10 Tue 23-Jun-09 00:14:29


paisleyleaf Tue 23-Jun-09 00:18:14

I know people who do say ASDAS

MrsBonJovi Tue 23-Jun-09 00:27:36

I know people that call its Asdas too!

BitOfFun Tue 23-Jun-09 00:29:52

People here go to "the Asda" smile

MrsSeanBean Tue 23-Jun-09 00:31:13

No, Tesco's is fine. ('Tescos' <eurggh, pains me even to write as an example in error> is NOT fine.)

The first is surely acceptable as in 'the store belonging to Tesco?'

paisleyleaf Tue 23-Jun-09 00:39:54

haha MrsSeanBean, I have heard that said
as in Tescos' (tescoses) own brand

JackBauer Tue 23-Jun-09 06:52:48

Asdas and Tescos is normal here, and Aldis. As in 'the store that belongs to Mr Tesco' I think, not that Mr Tesco owns it, it's just a quirk of the language, like spidermama says$.

paisleyleaf Tue 23-Jun-09 12:45:46

We have Lidls too
we don't have Co-ops

Spidermama Thu 25-Jun-09 18:37:18

Wow this is a really huge issue for some. There are two simultaneous threads on this now.

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