“My Partner”

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The PC brigade has also convinced us that 'wife' is enslaving while 'partner' makes an equality statement.
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Yeah, the only distinction this use of the word is making is between the overly PC and everybody else.
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FreeSocrates! wrote:
I also find his use of the word “partner” confusing as I always thought it was for gay people.
When I hear people say "my partner" I think they're either gay or talking about their firm.
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Gay side of things notwithstanding, its commonly used in de facto relationships where ,obviously, the use of the term "wife" isn't quite right, but they want to show they are more serious then just boyfriend and girlfriend.
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LTO wrote:Yeah, the only distinction this use of the word is making is between the overly PC and everybody else.
Really great post LTO, I agree.
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FreeSocrates! wrote:
I also find his use of the word “partner” confusing as I always thought it was for gay people.
When I hear people say "my partner" I think they're either gay or talking about their firm.
I thought this too.
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LTO wrote:Partner doesn't mean wife. He's using the word wrong, like calling apples pears. His little attempt at engineering the language may catch on, but I doubt it. More likely people will just misunderstand.
Not sure if you're posting in response to me or the OP but here goes.

I think he was being polite. Like if you met someone with a N American accent and assumed they were American. A Canadian might find that offensive. Ditto Kiwis and Aussies.

I also think there's a cultural dissonance. I don't correct Khmers who refer to my gf as my wife because we are in a long term committed relationship but I'd make it clear to friends and family in the UK that she is my gf.
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FreeSocrates! wrote:
LTO wrote:Yeah, the only distinction this use of the word is making is between the overly PC and everybody else.
Really great post LTO, I agree.
General Mackevili wrote:
FreeSocrates! wrote:
I also find his use of the word “partner” confusing as I always thought it was for gay people.
When I hear people say "my partner" I think they're either gay or talking about their firm.
I thought this too.

True, but partner is just a substitute and polite way of people telling that he is gay. But the word partner also means he/she is in a relationship or in a semi-serious relationship (not longing for marriage yet). Calling yourself gay or homo is an invitation to ridicule , hence partner is the best substitute.
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This is what Fred had to say on the subject:

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Let's ride with the family down the street.
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A dabba doo time.
You'll have a gay old time.

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EdinWigan wrote:This is what Fred had to say on the subject:

Flintstones. Meet the Flintstones.
They're the modern stone age family.
From the town of Bedrock,
They're a page right out of history.

Let's ride with the family down the street.
Through the courtesy of Fred's two feet.

When you're with the Flintstones
you'll have a yabba dabba doo time.
A dabba doo time.
You'll have a gay old time.

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Dictionary entry overview: What does partner mean?
• PARTNER (noun)
The noun PARTNER has 3 senses:
1. a person's partner in marriage
2. an associate who works with others toward a common goal
3. a person who is a member of a partnership
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Years ago back in my youth, the vice-principal tried to preach us about bullying in the every monday assembly. He said the word gay means happy. Well as I grew up older, I learnt that language evolve. But what's funny is that you suckers got influenced and tried to be cool trying it fit in the 80s generation.
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