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WTF is a draw? It's a drawer!

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nevergoogledragonbutter Fri 10-Jul-09 18:03:01

We are packing to move house. DH has written 'kitchen draw' on some of the boxes.

Surely this is wrong? It's a drawer.

(this is just one of many irritations this week and I think the stress of the move is taking it's toll on me)

chevre Fri 10-Jul-09 18:03:48

you so should have paid someone to do your packing!

claricebeansmum Fri 10-Jul-09 18:04:17

Draw is with paper and pen.

You put the paper and pen in the drawer.

I think you need to think about....divorce! wink

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 10-Jul-09 18:04:27

Perhaps he's organising a lucky dip?

nevergoogledragonbutter Fri 10-Jul-09 18:05:42

i'm going to add an -er to all the boxes that are wrong.

nevergoogledragonbutter Fri 10-Jul-09 18:08:26

why? why would somebody write draw? who does this?

LovelyTinOfSpam Fri 10-Jul-09 18:15:06

I think it's like a prize draw and in your new house you only get to keep the first 6 items out of the box.

It's the only possible explanation.

nevergoogledragonbutter Fri 10-Jul-09 18:17:15

going with pickfords would have saved me from finding this out about DH.

as you can see from my posts, i am not a pedant. but DRAW????? FFS

MrsSeanBean Sat 11-Jul-09 23:39:04

The problem is people never read. They just hear and guess. And what is even sadder is that is doesn't take the 'Mill on the Floss' to educate on the correct spelling for an everyday word such as drawer! I once saw an ebay ad for an item with 'poker' dots. (They meant polka.) I could go on but it's too depressing.

edam Sat 11-Jul-09 23:41:23

Is this the first time you've realised your dh has, um, a DIY attitude to the English language?

Ruthie22 Sun 12-Jul-09 13:04:18

Ha Ha I totally agree with you about this one.

I came across the same error at school - the art teacher had written 'Sarah's Draw' (an unintended play on words, I think!).

I corrected it with a marker pen but when I came back a couple of days later someone had changed it back! FFS! smile

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 12-Jul-09 16:56:31

Well I asked him about it, and he says as he spelled it correctly on another box then it must have been because he got lazy distracted.
hmm

I am going to have to give him the benefit of the doubt on this one. But I will be watching from now on! smile

It may be the least of my worries as writing 'Misc' on the boxes does not help in any way either! How am i supposed to know wtf is in there?

thinking about it, maybe he got distracted on that one too? hmm

UnquietDad Sun 12-Jul-09 16:57:56

The John Lewis wooden advent calendar had "draws" on the box.

John Lewis!!

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 12-Jul-09 17:01:39

I'm sure my MIL write this too.

Hassled Sun 12-Jul-09 17:04:55

It's when you find yourself writing "Stuff" on the boxes that you need to re-think your approach, IME.

nevergoogledragonbutter Sun 12-Jul-09 17:59:04

yes, there's a couple of those.

not sure what the difference is between miscellaneous and stuff?

flier Sun 12-Jul-09 18:00:55

grin I posted this exact thread a while back. it really bugs me, but alot of mners seemed to think that "draws" was the correct way hmm

bronze Sun 12-Jul-09 18:02:19

maybe hes given out raffle tickets

squeaver Sun 12-Jul-09 18:09:03

Yes very, very annoying. But I think it might be an Americanism - I have a feeling I might have seen it written in US books.

ButterbeerAndLemon Thu 16-Jul-09 11:41:06

"Miscellaneous" is what you label the box when you have thought very deeply about what's in there but can't classify it under any of your other headings.

"Stuff" is what you label the box when it's late and you have lost the will to live and really can't be arsed any more.

sweetfall Thu 16-Jul-09 11:42:47

By UnquietDad on Sun 12-Jul-09 16:57:56
The John Lewis wooden advent calendar had "draws" on the box.

John Lewis!!

shock

grin

[feels the pain]

AitchTwoOh Thu 16-Jul-09 11:43:02

i think it might be regional, i'm pretty sure this came up before and a load of brummies said that draw was correct.

StealthPolarBear Thu 16-Jul-09 11:44:58

correct, really?? I have heard people say this and always assumed it was wrong.
Don't mind when DH does this sort of thing though as I can mention it - it's when I have to suffer in silence that it bothers me

AitchTwoOh Thu 16-Jul-09 11:46:14

well, correct dialect. ie wrong, but we have to let them away with it.

GarconsSontCommeDesChiens Thu 16-Jul-09 11:58:34

You think pronouncing drawer as draw is bad?

Try asking a Fifer to pronounce mirror.

[scream]

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