Incorrect pronunciation of Supermarket names!

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    Why do people insist on saying "Tesco's" or "Aldi's" when they mean Tesco or Aldi. It bloody winds me up!

    Example:
    Idiot: "I got these trousers from Tesco's, they're fuckin' lush, innit?"

    Idiot's pal: "Yeah, Wayne got some like 'em from Aldi's last week"

    The exceptions to the rule are of course Sainsbury's and Morrisons.
     
  2. Do you think anyone gives a fcuk?
     
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  3. Fuck me i've logged onto Mumsnet. Someone shoot me now.
     
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  4. Crawl back under your rock, you witless fuckknuckle.
     
  5. i always mispronounce WAITROSE as in " im off to do the weekly shop in ALDi" -shit i mean WAITROSE !!
     
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  6. OP you want to try getting yourself down t'asda's! ;)
     
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  7. Brotherton Lad

    Brotherton Lad LE Reviewer

    I'd say it's the elision of the word shop, supermarket or emporium, innit?
     
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  8. Wordsmith

    Wordsmith LE Book Reviewer

    [Pendant mode on]

    If you want to be really picky, it's Aldi Nord or Aldi Sud. Many years ago, the two brothers that own Aldi couldn't agree how to run it and they split it into two halves sharing a similar banner. Each brother runs his half the way he wants.

    The Aldi's in the UK belong to the Aldi Nord (North) part of the company.

    [/Pendant mode off]

    That told you...

    Wordsmith :)
     
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  9. Wow, thanks for setting me straight. I shall never make such a noob error again, I promise! :shaking:

    Incidentally, it's Pedant, not Pendant, unless you don a necklace with a lucky charm on to correct people?
     
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  10. Go and walk around Cardiff and listen: they stick random S's on just about every second word!
     
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  11. Is it not just colloquial English, shortened from Tesco's Supermarket?

    Should Sainsbury's be Sainsburys'?
     
  12. You've answered your own question with those apostrophes. - that's for the benefit of the OP


    Dinger it depends on whether the name ends in "s". For a proper noun ending is s it's s's as in Marks's - fine purveyors of overpriced groceries and underwear to OAP's.

    Of course, another possibility is it's an abbreviation of TESCO Stores, the name registered on the LSE in 1947, according to Wikipedia.
     
  13. You've been watching too many Twix adverts!
     
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  14. Thank goodness for "Tesco's" and "Aldi's" keeps the riffraff out of my Waitroses and Marks
     
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