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Old 02-26-2015, 06:07 AM
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I agree. Men referring to her as "the wife" is like saying "the washer".

Even worse, The Bronx.
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Even worse, The Bronx.
The Bronx?
No Thonx.


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[off track a little]

I don't know about the rest of you but I always had and have trouble pronouncing Ms.
It was a real problem in the 70's.

Miss is easy to say and Missus is easy to say but Mizzzz just sits between the front of my tongue and the back of my teeth and I end up saying the zzzzzz part until every woman around me nods their head that I got it right.
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How about this one...
"You've been a wonderful audience... give yourselves a hand!"

The first one I ever heard use it was the comedian Shelly Berman.
He was doing a really phony "sincere" routine... just awful.

Some audience members actually applaud themselves.
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Another one that bugs me is men referring to their wives as "my (or the) bride." And another one... Referring to your wife or husband as "she" or "he," without identifying her or him first.

"She went to the store and forget to get bread." How about "My wife went to the store, but she forgot to get bread."
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Once walked by my boss's office and overheard him in the phone refer to "my girl" (meaning me). He really couldn't understand why I gave my notice that day.
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Another one that bugs me is men referring to their wives as "my (or the) bride." And another one... Referring to your wife or husband as "she" or "he," without identifying her or him first.

"She went to the store and forget to get bread." How about "My wife went to the store, but she forgot to get bread."
Auuugggghhhhh!!! "My bride" sounds just awful coming from some old geezer who thinks he's a comedian!!! It drives me up a wall!
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"The wife" as if she is a possession, like "the bottle opener" or "the beer"...
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Another one that bugs me is men referring to their wives as "my (or the) bride." And another one... Referring to your wife or husband as "she" or "he," without identifying her or him first.

"She went to the store and forget to get bread." How about "My wife went to the store, but she forgot to get bread."
Some guy, claiming to be in his seventies, wrote Dear Abby not knowing if he should disclose to prospective dates that he is no longer able to perform...er...sexually. He asked if women were willing to settle for cuddling, kisses and affection, etc. He also said he had "
"buried two brides".
Well, in the comments section I said that doesn't sound like any 70 year old men that I know and how creepy I thought the bride word was.
I got really lambasted with posters saying how sweet it is when older married men used this term. UGH! Did I say thank you, CFrance? Thank you.
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I agree with not using "the wife", "my girl", "the bride", etc. I think you chicks should get a lot more respect
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I agree with not using "the wife", "my girl", "the bride", etc. I think you chicks should get a lot more respect
You just ain't right.
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Miss is easy to say and Missus is easy to say but Mizzzz just sits between the front of my tongue and the back of my teeth and I end up saying the zzzzzz part until every woman around me nods their head that I got it right.
Tom, you always make me laugh.

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Auuugggghhhhh!!! "My bride" sounds just awful coming from some old geezer who thinks he's a comedian!!! It drives me up a wall!
I especially don't like the use of MLB (my lovely bride). I've noticed that men who are considerably older than their wives seem fond of the expression.

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I agree with not using "the wife", "my girl", "the bride", etc. I think you chicks should get a lot more respect
I thought you were going to say "you broads".
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Tom, you always make me laugh.


I especially don't like the use of MLB (my lovely bride). I've noticed that men who are considerably older than their wives seem fond of the expression.


I thought you were going to say "you broads".
I love MLB! Bring it on! Spring training games just around the corner.
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