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#3788 - 06/29/00 09:49 AM word for "significant other"
katie mulchwoman Offline
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I know there are other words for someone who is a significant other, boy/girlfriend, partner etc. Years ago I recall that a monthly AWAD newsletter made mention of such a word. I have been unsucessful in locating it and am hoping that someone will recall what it is. Thanks.


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#3789 - 06/29/00 11:07 AM Re: word for "significant other"
jmh Offline
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I had a look for you. The people I know tend to use "partner" but that always sounds a bit businesslike.

Lots of the words in AWAD could find a new meaning and be used:

How about my Superfluous?
My Shangri-la
For the "Ladies" - My Panspermia
For the "Gentlemen" - My Bluestocking

I'm sure we can find some others if we look hard enough



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#3790 - 06/29/00 11:23 AM Re: word for "significant other"
tsuwm Offline
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one that gets bandied about by word junkies ::twitch:: is posslq, pronounced pos/sel/cue -- it's actually an acronym coined by either the tax or census folks, Person of the Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters.


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#3791 - 06/29/00 11:32 AM Re: word for "significant other"
katie mulchwoman Offline
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Not quite what I had in mind although I'm sure these terms will find there way into conversations.
I seem to recall the word I am searching for as not being a term generally used in English. I mean to say that it was from a different culture. At the time I thought, "How perfect!" I wish that I had written it down then.


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#3792 - 06/29/00 11:37 AM Re: word for "significant other"
katie mulchwoman Offline
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I suppose this could be it. Although I am so dissapointed that it is not of a more exotic origin.


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#3793 - 06/29/00 11:46 AM Re: word for "significant other"
tsuwm Offline
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re: your disappointment


| There's nothing that I wouldn't do,
| If you would be my Posslq,
| You'd live for me and I for you
| If you would be my Posslq.
| ...
| ...
| We'd live forever, you and me,
| In blessed posslq-ity!

does this help?

(credit to Charles Osgood)


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#3794 - 06/29/00 12:00 PM Re: word for "significant other"
katie mulchwoman Offline
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With such sweet words, indeed it does.
Thank you.


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#3795 - 06/30/00 12:42 AM Re: word for "significant other"
Bingley Offline
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In reply to:

Person of the Opposite Sex Sharing Living Quarters



What about if you're gay or not actually living together?

How about "loved one"? Or just use his/her name. Eventually people will work out what the relationship is.

Bingley

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#3796 - 06/30/00 07:15 AM Re: word for "significant other"
Jackie Offline

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Katie--
Darn, I missed your first post! Belated welcome.
Been looking thru Archives--what about consort?


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#3797 - 06/30/00 10:19 AM Re: word for "significant other"
tsuwm Offline
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>What about [1]if you're gay or [2]not actually living together?

1) pssslq (pz zel cue) Persons of the Same Sex Sharing Living Quarters

2) that's not quite so significant, at least to the census folks.



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