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Invent New Words For Gay Marriage And Spouses  
User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2670 posts, RR: 3
Posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

One interesting thing about the gay marriage issue is that a lot of people who say they are opposed to gay marriage say they have no problems with civil unions/domestic partnerships, even that they support expanding the legal parameters of civil unions so that they are fully equivalent to marriage (hospital visitation, power o' attorney, etc). It is apparently the "M" word that sets some people off.

With that being so, I thought it would be fun to come up with a new word to describe the legal marriage-equivalent for same-sex partnerings. "Gayrriage" is the first one that comes to my mind but it's lame.

Even though I find myself no longer opposed to legalizing gay marriage, I frankly don't like it when a dude says "my husband." Does anyone want to try to invent a new word for a gay dude's...well, spouse; and/or of course one for lesbian spouses?

EDIT: Based on some of what I've read in the first five replies; I failed to make it clear that this thread is just for fun. I'm not advocating that legislative bodies should adopt new terminology instead of just legalizing gay marriage. Some states have done so and more are likely going to and I for one am not opposed to it.

I still think folks could just have some fun making up new words!!  

[Edited 2013-03-27 18:57:21]

[Edited 2013-03-27 18:58:05]


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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21470 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
Even though I find myself no longer opposed to legalizing gay marriage, I frankly don't like it when a dude says "my husband."

Just get used to it.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2592 times:

Gusband!


  



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8283 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Don't be afraid of change in this area. We used to be afraid of allowing women to vote - My mother was 10 years old before women could vote and both my kids were past the primary school years when the last state ratified the Amendment giving women the right to vote. It was even sooner when we finally passed equal rights laws. No more "White" and "COlored" signs on bathroom doors or water fountains.

We have gone through changes in the past that appeared "scary" to some, but looking back all we can really ask is why it took so long to correct those wrongs.

We don't need new "names" for "marriage" or "wife" or "husband". We need to let these citizens enjoy the same acceptance, legal rights and benefits (and responsibilities) that I have enjoyed for 44 years.

And, if the SCOTUS decides in favor of the Gay Side maybe we will rapidly develop the maturity to as why it also took so long.


User currently offlineiMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2577 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):

I confess to a bit of cringe hearing that also but it's the best word to use.



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User currently offlinegreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3084 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2573 times:

Why husband wife marriage works quite well.

gs



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User currently offlineKen777 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 8283 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2550 times:

Quoting greasespot (Reply 5):

Why husband wife marriage works quite well.

With a divorce rate of around 50%?


User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21470 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 6):
With a divorce rate of around 50%?

Divorce lawyers need to make a living, too.   

I'm sure they're quite happy to see their their client population expanding (just like vultures watching another herd appearing).


User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2504 times:
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Let me preface this by saying I am a single gay male:

Playful term: "DOG DINNER!" (And then we bark at each other at the altar). It's degrading and I'm really not serious, but I use this term when I refer to men because gay men (in my neck of the woods) tend to take care of their bodies. lol!

Serious term: "Husband." It's a little weird for me to say (especially since I love being single), however, I am all for equality within the human race.



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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2670 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2496 times:

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 8):
Serious term: "Husband." It's a little weird for me to say (especially since I love being single), however, I am all for equality within the human race.

This thread is not asking about serious terms!! Not denying anyone any equality either!!

Just. Want. Folx. To have Fun. Inventing. New. WORDS!!!!!!!

Now get to it.



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11660 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Brosband? That could catch on...


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User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2493 times:
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Quoting Airstud (Reply 9):
Playful term: "DOG DINNER!"

Woof! haha!



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User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 716 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2487 times:
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Okay fine, instead of "dog dinner," how about, "wifey" =]


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19734 posts, RR: 59
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2468 times:

It's my husband.

You know, he eats the food I cook, rarely does the dishes when asked, belches and farts, steals the covers, gets things down of high shelves, walks the dogs, and cuddles me when I'm cold at night.

He's my husband. I love him. Get used to it.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2460 times:

Quoting Airstud (Reply 9):
Just. Want. Folx. To have Fun. Inventing. New. WORDS!!!!!!!

Apparently the forum is populated with grumpy-gusses on this issue when it comes down to it, and don't want to play along.   



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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2670 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2450 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
He's my husband. I love him. Get used to it.

Didn't say I refuse to get used to it; said everyone could have fun making up new words. For fun's sake, not legislation's.

grumble....



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User currently offlinefalstaff From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 6105 posts, RR: 29
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2393 times:
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Quoting DocLightning (Reply 13):
he eats the food I cook, rarely does the dishes when asked, belches and farts, steals the covers, gets things down of high shelves,

Sounds like my mom describing my dad  
Quoting Ken777 (Reply 6):
With a divorce rate of around 50%?

I bet gays will divorce at about the same rate; people are people.



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User currently offlinemt99 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 6593 posts, RR: 6
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
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The anti-gay marriage crowd is all about the word "marriage".

But call it "marriage" , "civil union" "gamarrrigae" or whatever at the end of day you have consenting men and women living with others of the same sex. The practical effect to society is exactly the same!

They will still go to dinner together, they will still hold hands, they will still go to work.. The anti-gay crowd woulds still have to explain to their kids why 2 people live together.



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User currently offlineAesma From France, joined Nov 2009, 6672 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2355 times:

Well the words husband and wife just mean "my other half who is a man/woman". So I don't see other words taking their place especially if there is a "gay marriage". If there was an union, alliance, partnership, then you could have new words.

In French there isn't a word for wife ! We say "ma femme" (my woman). If you like formal speech you can use "spouse" and this is gendered (époux/épouse). Then there is the PACS, a civil partnership less binding than a marriage, with less benefits, and open to 2 adults regardless of gender. PACS is an acronym, it exists since 2000 and there are no words commonly associated with it for "partners". The most common is "pacsé(e)", which is problematic for some since you can't hear if you're talking about a man or a woman. Some could be embarrassed that others would assume they're LGBT when they're not, or vice versa.



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User currently offlinezckls04 From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 1380 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2331 times:

Quoting iMissPiedmont (Reply 4):
I confess to a bit of cringe hearing that also but it's the best word to use.

I agree, I don't like hearing gay people use the word husband, but bizarrely that applies to straight people too; I just don't like the word. I cringe a bit when I hear anybody use it, and I have no idea why.

I think it's just an unpleasant set of sounds to my ear.



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User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10037 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2318 times:
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Quoting zckls04 (Reply 19):
I just don't like the word. I cringe a bit when I hear anybody use it, and I have no idea why.

Ya know, now that I think about it, you're kind of right. I'm not sure why either - I feel like maybe there's some inherent smugness or possessiveness attached to it. I don't know why "wife" doesn't bring up those same feelings.

Strange.



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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 20):
I don't know why "wife" doesn't bring up those same feelings.

Me either, except when "wife" becomes "the wife", as if she was an object. "Let me check with the wife on that." Bleh.



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User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5452 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
With that being so, I thought it would be fun to come up with a new word to describe the legal marriage-equivalent for same-sex partnerings. "Gayrriage" is the first one that comes to my mind but it's lame.

I understand that this is a "for fun" thread and quite simply, I can't think of any term that would make me giggle without being derogatory...actually, I can't think of any of those either.

If you go hunting for new terms, it becomes something "different". As I understand it, that's the last thing that it needs to be: different.

Quoting Ken777 (Reply 3):
We don't need new "names" for "marriage" or "wife" or "husband". We need to let these citizens enjoy the same acceptance, legal rights and benefits (and responsibilities) that I have enjoyed for 44 years.

We agree? Holy crap!  



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19734 posts, RR: 59
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Quoting falstaff (Reply 16):
Sounds like my mom describing my dad

Your dad must have been her husband. I hear husbands are known for the list of features I listed.

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 20):
Ya know, now that I think about it, you're kind of right. I'm not sure why either - I feel like maybe there's some inherent smugness or possessiveness attached to it. I don't know why "wife" doesn't bring up those same feelings.

Friends of mine (straight married couple), call each-other "Wife" and "Husband" all the time.

"WIFE!!! Where are the scissors??"
"They're in the drawer to the left of the sink, Husband!"

"HUSBAND!!! I need you to change a lightbulb!"

I think they started it off as a sort of joke with each-other and now it's become quite a thing. Especially because both of them (and especially her) can pack a whallop of a bellow when they scream it out. "HUSBAND!!!"


User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5452 posts, RR: 14
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 23):
Friends of mine (straight married couple), call each-other "Wife" and "Husband" all the time.

Since we've started watching "Downton Abbey", the wife and I have been referring to each other as His Lordship or Her Ladyship. The dog is "Sir Oliver". The kids are still "hey you".



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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 19734 posts, RR: 59
Reply 25, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 2218 times:

Quoting fr8mech (Reply 24):
The dog is "Sir Oliver". The kids are still "hey you".

  

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 21):
Me either, except when "wife" becomes "the wife", as if she was an object. "Let me check with the wife on that." Bleh.

"The boss/My boss."

I was in medical school and we had a very sick gentleman on the floor who complained that he felt confused. So I started to assess his general orientation. "What's your name? Where are you? What floor? Why are you here? What is the date? Who is the President? Who is that? (pointing to his wife)"

"My boss." He smiled.

"Yeah, I think he's fine."


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7914 posts, RR: 52
Reply 26, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

So have a separate but equal version of marriage for gay people? I don't think so

Honestly, I don't think the government should really be in that business. Let 'marriage' be a ceremony churches perform, some party place in Vegas performs, something some people throw in their back yard, let someone decide to "marry" his pencil for all I care. Let that be an individual thing. As long as only consenting adults are affected (ie no harming kids, banging dogs, etc) I don't care


Then let people decide who has hospital visitation rights... let it be their husband, wife, gay husband, multiple wives, sister, son, friend, etc. Let people decide where their money goes to when they die.

I do foresee some problems though, like how will businesses recognize polygamous relationships (when benefits are concerned.) Will have to think about that some more



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User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25292 posts, RR: 85
Reply 27, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
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Quoting Airstud (Thread starter):
Based on some of what I've read in the first five replies; I failed to make it clear that this thread is just for fun.

I got that - and I've been trying to come up with suitable alternate words, but I can only think of silly ones.

I'm getting used to "husband" between men and "wife" between women, but I am still conscious of it when people do it and it still jars very slightly.

But I'm old fashioned and kids growing up with it probably won't think it's odd. Tradition is what you;re used to.

People think that "blue for a boy" and "pink for a girl" is traditional, but that's far from the truth - in the 19th century and the early part of the 20th century, it was exactly the other way around.

The June 1918 issue of the Ladies Home Journal explained that “the generally accepted rule is pink for the boy and blue for the girl. The reason is that pink, being a more decided and stronger colour, is more suitable for the boy; while blue, which is more delicate and dainty is prettier for the girl."

Pink, being in the red band, was a considered a strong, manly color, while blue was associated with gentleness (the sky on a sunny day, the Virgin Mary, etc).

So boys wore pink and girls wore blue - except in France, where it was the other way around, like today, and which everyone else thought was really weird and so typical of the French to be different - so very perverse.

Useless trivia, I know, but it;s all I've got.  

mariner

[Edited 2013-03-28 20:40:54]


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7914 posts, RR: 52
Reply 28, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2196 times:

I know it's strange to quote myself, but I think I might have goofed:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 26):
Honestly, I don't think the government should really be in that business.

This apparently is a common line among people that aren't for gay marriage, to clarify, I don't think the government should really be in it when it doesn't have to be, but in the meantime, while it is, I'm all for gay marriage



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User currently offlineAirstud From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2670 posts, RR: 3
Reply 29, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2176 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 26):
So have a separate but equal version of marriage for gay people? I don't think so
(Airstud climbs through screen and into thread, collects his own earlier statements that thread is about inventing new words for FUN, hammers said statements together onto piece of plywood, emerges from DeltaMD90's screen, clubs DeltaMD90 over the head with said plywood.)

Now.

Starting over:

Got any fun/silly/cute/amusing ideas for new words?



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User currently offlineseb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11660 posts, RR: 15
Reply 30, posted (1 year 5 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2167 times:

Quoting Airstud (Reply 29):
Starting over:

Got any fun/silly/cute/amusing ideas for new words?

PLEASE!! That is the point of this thread, right??

The brosband and I (trying it out) have our own word: partner. We are taking Math 150B which is the second half of Intro to College Algebra. This term, we are in different classes. We need at least Math 155 to get an AA. That is the next class. Anyway, in my class, the instructor is flying to Pennsylvania next week for family reasons. My brosband and I were texting before my class. He asked if she knew who her sub would be so he could go on ratemyprofessor.com and see what he is like. I laughed and the woman in front of me asked what was so funny. I told her what my "partner" said. I said "He said 'tell me the name of the sub so I can look it up.'" Without batting an eye, she said "How is the sub?" and not "You? Are gay??? YOU???" Like I would have gotten back in the day. No one in our kabbal of six said anything about who I am doing.

FWIW, the sub is rated as good to above average.



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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7914 posts, RR: 52
Reply 31, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2073 times:

Quoting Airstud (Reply 29):

I know you're not anti-gay, should have clarified. I was just debating the imaginary person that holds your fake positions for real... sorry



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 32, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2038 times:

They shouldn't call their spouses husbands or wives for sure, it sounds horrible, and I mistook one member here for a woman because he called his partner husband.

User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5734 posts, RR: 32
Reply 33, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

Don't need a name. Gay marriage isn't legal (yet) in Ireland and I have no interest in it when it is. Civil partnership IS legal, and I've no interest in ever going down that road either. What's in a name anyway? I've known Joe for five and a half years, and he's been coming round regularly for the last four. So I don't really know what to call it, but it stands by how it exists, not any name you care to hang on it.. You couldn't have a relationship with him anyway: he can turn up at 4am unannounced, which can be infuriating, but better that than something boring and predictable. Trying to nail him down would be like trying to nail down mercury, and I wouldn't even like to try, but that's all part of the appeal . . .

[Edited 2013-03-30 18:08:32]

User currently offlinepanam330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 34, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

I absolutely abhor the use of "partner" or any variation thereof, and I'm gay myself. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me; very abrasive. Almost anything is better, but I prefer the use of terms that are already in use by everybody else: husband/wife.

Carry on with the name games.  


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7914 posts, RR: 52
Reply 35, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Quoting panam330 (Reply 34):
I absolutely abhor the use of "partner" or any variation thereof, and I'm gay myself. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me; very abrasive. Almost anything is better, but I prefer the use of terms that are already in use by everybody else: husband/wife.

I agree, although I'm straight. To me, "partner" implies that you are gay (not that there is anything wrong with that) but I'd prefer them to say plain old bf/gf/husband/wife. On the other hand, it's to each's own and I'm not gonna judge anyone for using the word "partner"



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 36, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

I like partner, sounds nice, not sissyish like husband.

User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 37, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1938 times:

One question I have been meaning to ask for a long time - How do you address a gay couple? 'Mr.X and Mr. X" or " Mrs.X and Mrs X?". What happens to surnames?

  


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5734 posts, RR: 32
Reply 38, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1937 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 35):
To me, "partner" implies that you are gay (not that there is anything wrong with that)

What about unmarried heterosexual couples who refer to their other halves as "partners"?


User currently offlinemariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25292 posts, RR: 85
Reply 39, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1929 times:
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Quoting panam330 (Reply 34):
I absolutely abhor the use of "partner" or any variation thereof, and I'm gay myself.

I have no idea what other word to use.

My "partner" of twenty five years is not my "husband" or my "wife". We're not married (or civil union'd), and we have no wish to be. We're not always monogamous, we haven't always lived together and at the moment we don't even live in the same country.

He's my mate, in Australian terms, my best mate, but that probably doesn't mean anything outside Australia and it doesn't necessarily imply sexual intimacy. Same problem with "cobber."

In old Cockney, he's my mucker, but I don't know if Cockneys use that much any more.

And I can't think that it matters to anyone else how we regard our relationship or how we define it, but we're two men, two unmarried men, carving out our own lives, individually as well as together - and we are also best mates - partners.

mariner

[Edited 2013-03-30 23:36:53]


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User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7914 posts, RR: 52
Reply 40, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 38):
What about unmarried heterosexual couples who refer to their other halves as "partners"?

boyfriend or girlfriend?

I guess I'm living in a simplified world, I went from girlfriend to fiancee to wife (and everyone I know uses the term boyfriend/girlfriend) but I guess that doesn't cover every case. IDK, personal preference, I am not trying to criticize anyone that uses the word "partner"



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5734 posts, RR: 32
Reply 41, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1851 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 40):
boyfriend or girlfriend?

Much and all as we would all like to stay young, realistically you can only use those terms up to a certain age . . .


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7914 posts, RR: 52
Reply 42, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 41):
Much and all as we would all like to stay young, realistically you can only use those terms up to a certain age . . .

Yep, 22 (when I got married, no girlfriends for me!) Erm, or boyfriends, Doc  



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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5734 posts, RR: 32
Reply 43, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1785 times:

The unfortunate thing about the term "husband" is that it sounds a little too, well, domesticated! Fine for guys who like that sort of thing and who want to go shopping together, go to the pictures together, take the dogs for a walk together, etc, etc. I like my own space and my own friends. and the last thing I'd want is to have someone joined at the hip. We're gay men, and we ought to be out partying irresponsibly till dawn . . .  

Some people like that constant companionship, and good luck to them if they do, but I'd slash my wrists if I found myself in that situation. .

  


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 44, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1758 times:

Huddy from husband, hubby, buddy while more realistica;ly Mate is good too or Better Half.

What about Partner in Crime?


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 45, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 44):
What about Partner in Crime?

What crime would that be?



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 46, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Being Gay = Sin = Crime, according to religions.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 47, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1755 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 46):
Being Gay = Sin = Crime

Simply being gay is not a sin, according to religions, it's acting upon it that's a sin. That being said, sins are not crimes. That being said, not everyone subscribes to the hocus-pocus some religions put forth to control their believers.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 48, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

Acting upon homosexual feelings is an abomination, worse than crime, wether anyone ascribes to the belief is something else.

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 47):
sins are not crimes.

Is stealing not a sin and a crime? in any case your comment is irrelevant.

Sorry for ruining yout fun thread, the partner in crime thing was meant to be pun-ny but I guess not with people on edge.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 49, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1747 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 48):
Is stealing not a sin and a crime?

We're not talking about stealing, are we? We're talking about gay marriages, spouses and partners.

Quoting 777way (Reply 48):
the partner in crime thing was meant to be pun-ny but I guess not with people on edge.

Asking for clarification of what you wrote is being on edge? That's a new one on me.  



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 50, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Hyper strung regarding the touchy gay issue, is that clear enough? laugh it off.

User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20647 posts, RR: 62
Reply 51, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 1744 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 50):

Hyper strung regarding the touchy gay issue, is that clear enough?

Ahh, sorry, I didn't realize you were so hyper strung about the whole gay thing. Thanks for clarifying.



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User currently onlinevikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10037 posts, RR: 26
Reply 52, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1718 times:
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Quoting 777way (Reply 48):
Sorry for ruining yout fun thread, the partner in crime thing was meant to be pun-ny but I guess not with people on edge.

I actually did get a chuckle out of that.

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 41):
Much and all as we would all like to stay young, realistically you can only use those terms up to a certain age . . .

Plus, when you've been together for, say, 20 years, and have lived together for, say, 18 of them, it just doesn't sound right....

ANYWAY, I shall offer what I consider funny new terms, in order for my post to stay somewhat relevant, and to not incur Airstud's wrath:

For a gay husband: Balls and chain.



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User currently onlineJJJ From Spain, joined May 2006, 1839 posts, RR: 1
Reply 53, posted (1 year 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1696 times:

Quoting Braybuddy (Reply 38):
What about unmarried heterosexual couples who refer to their other halves as "partners"?

It happened to me all the time before actually getting married.

Whenever I refered to my then-partner as partner (pareja, in Spanish) and not her name I got raised eyebrows and could almost hear all the inner workings in the person in front of me wondering whether I meant it as a male partner or a female partner, including followup gender neutral questions to find out (hard to do in Spanish, as everything has a gender).

It was kind of funny.


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