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  • Do you use the term partner for your other half?

    I'm just curious.. I've never worked the term "Partner" out. I was always under the impression this term was used by gay people, or people in their 40's who were divorced and didn't want strangers to know they weren't married.

    Mrs SzyCo was either referred to as my missus, my girlfriend, my wife, and nowadays the evil witch (love you )

    -Am I just old now, and don't know the talk anymore, or are people not wanting others to know their relationship status? Like not wearing wedding rings...(mine hangs around my neck as I'm sick of getting it caught at work)

    -Or is it because people just aren't getting married anymore.. Is my partner a replacement word for Husband or Wife?

    Do you use the word partner for a particular reason, or just because it's the norm?
    102
    My Partner
    20.59%
    21
    My Husband or Wife
    28.43%
    29
    My Girlfriend or Boyfriend
    31.37%
    32
    My Fiance
    3.92%
    4
    The Bastard or Evil Witch
    6.86%
    7
    Other
    8.82%
    9

  • #2
    I just use missus or girlfriend...
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    • #3
      Nope. My girlfriend is my girlfriend. Only time it makes sense to me to use it is:
      a)gay relationship
      b) when you're beig ambiguous eg.making a statement that could be directed to a guy or girl.
      If cleanliness is next to godliness, why was jesus a dirty sandal-wearing beardo?

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      • #4
        I've heard 'life partner' used, which makes more sense to me as I usually think of 'business partner' when someone says partner.

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        • #5
          When you're 40 and the woman you're fucking on a regular basis is 35, what are your alternatives?

          Wife: inaccurate
          Girlfriend: too juvenile
          Lover: too forward
          Missus: too ocker
          Partner: juuuuuust right
          Originally posted by Melkor
          The Saint is all over the answer like a Saint on a cupcake.

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          • #6
            im a giddy little school girl with a boyfriend basically

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            • #7
              Originally posted by cocksnogger2 View Post
              When you're 40 and the woman you're fucking on a regular basis is 35, what are your alternatives?

              Wife: inaccurate
              Girlfriend: too juvenile
              Lover: too forward
              Missus: too ocker
              Slops: too formal
              Partner: juuuuuust right
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              • #8
                My missis is my missis.
                And my gilfriend is my girlfriend.
                And never the two shall meet.
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                “A man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.”

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                • #9
                  i use partner when im talking about other people .
                  usually its the girlfriend when im introduceing her to people. or when im talking about her its. the missus
                  A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cocksnogger2 View Post
                    When you're 40 and the woman you're fucking on a regular basis is 35, what are your alternatives?

                    Wife: inaccurate
                    Girlfriend: too juvenile
                    Lover: too forward
                    Missus: too ocker
                    Partner: juuuuuust right
                    How is being too ocker in Australia a bad thing?

                    I use my Missus or My shelia
                    My mum always used to say, when life hands you lemons "kill mob within spell duration with a soul gem of adequate quality for the mob's level to trap its soul"

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by cocksnogger2 View Post
                      When you're 40 and the woman you're fucking on a regular basis is 35, what are your alternatives?

                      Wife: inaccurate
                      Girlfriend: too juvenile
                      Lover: too forward
                      Missus: too ocker
                      Partner: juuuuuust right
                      This makes sense. However when I hear people under 25 say use it, it just sounds odd. Not wrong, just odd..

                      Originally posted by BX36 View Post
                      My missis is my missis.
                      And my gilfriend is my girlfriend.
                      And never the two shall meet.
                      Love it

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                      • #12
                        I just introduce her as Myka.

                        Funny that, being her name and all.

                        If people ask for more detail, I say she's my court jester.
                        "In all the human societies we have ever reviewed, in every age and in every state, there has seldom if ever been a shortage of eager young males prepared to kill and die to preserve the security, comfort and prejudices of their elders, and what you call heroism is just an expression of this fact; there is never a scarcity of idiots." -The Culture

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                        • #13
                          Because you make her toes curl?
                          Originally posted by Melkor
                          The Saint is all over the answer like a Saint on a cupcake.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by cocksnogger2 View Post
                            Because you make her toes curl?
                            He smells that bad!
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                            • #15
                              Kryzaach has no nose?

                              Wait ... that's not how it goes ... dammit
                              Originally posted by Melkor
                              The Saint is all over the answer like a Saint on a cupcake.

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