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#9259 - 10/28/00 11:06 PM monthly "anniversary"
erickalin Offline

Registered: 10/28/00
Posts: 1
Loc: New Jersey, USA
I've just celebrated my 156th month of marriage. After 13 years, I'm still looking for a word to describe these celebrations. "Another month of marriage" works, but I long for a shorter string of characters. Any ideas?



#9260 - 10/28/00 11:36 PM Re: monthly "anniversary"
Jackie Offline

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Registered: 03/15/00
Posts: 11613
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Welcome, Eric.

Here is a tongue-in-cheek suggestion, as I haven't the
foggiest of a real one: dodecaversaries.

#9261 - 10/29/00 05:40 AM Re: monthly "anniversary"
Bridget Offline

Registered: 06/27/00
Posts: 444
Loc: Sydney Australia
Attempting some backwards-forwards etymology, I come up with 'luniversary'.
I suspect this may have connotations which you weren't really looking for, although I find it strangely appealing and possibly apt as a way to mark my own somewhat wayward progress through life...

#9262 - 10/29/00 05:55 AM Re: monthly "anniversary"
emanuela Offline

Registered: 03/16/00
Posts: 315
Loc: Italy - Perugia is a town with...
This reminds me an Italian "joke" mostly for children: since birthday is "compleanno" - and "anno" means year, we can use "complemese"or "complesettimana" for months or weeks - it is not a true word, but it is clear!

#9263 - 10/29/00 06:36 AM Re: monthly "anniversary"
jmh Offline

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
Sounds like you have a pretty good marriage if you are still celebrating each month, after 13 years. We still struggle to remember the year we were married after (probably) 15 years!

Perhaps celebrating each month is something we should all consider!

#9264 - 10/29/00 08:15 AM Re: monthly "anniversary"
Jackie Offline

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"luniversary"--pretty good! And for some months, it could be appropriate to have a "looney-versary", eh?

#9265 - 10/31/00 08:22 AM Re: monthly "anniversary"
RhubarbCommando Offline

Registered: 08/23/00
Posts: 2204
Would "menseversary" be any good to you, erikalin?

#9266 - 10/31/00 10:24 AM Re: monthly "anniversary"
belMarduk Offline
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Registered: 09/28/00
Posts: 2891
Forget the luniversary...some gentlemen I've spoken to would discribe a monthly celebration of THEIR marriages as lunacy. (tsk, tsk, tsk, some people are just bitter )

#9267 - 10/31/00 11:06 AM Re: monthly "anniversary"
maverick Offline
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Registered: 09/15/00
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some people are just bitter

... others are bitten

#9268 - 10/31/00 11:17 AM Re: monthly "anniversary"
FishonaBike Offline

Registered: 10/11/00
Posts: 1346
Loc: Sussex, England
some people are just bitter
... others are bitten

some can get battered
where others get smitten

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