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post #6946 of 12653
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

the one on driggs right? stone's throw from your place probably right? thats the one I went to. they went wild over my wife's punjabi shoes (she stocked up and bought like 30 pairs when she was india in 2008) and some of my sneakers (because I had some "asia only" editions of nikes and new balance).

mind you these were used sneakers and punjabi shoes.

a couple days later the wife and I went back there (she didn't really believe me when I said I actually sold a lot of our extra clothes) and saw our shoes sitting on the display cases with price tags. I had these brown New Balance shoes that they were selling for $40....i bought them for for a little over $50. and the punjabi shoes were selling for $30 each... (granted they were brand new).

it really weird seeing our old clothes there.

North 6th between Bedford and Driggs.
post #6947 of 12653
I find it odd that my girlfriend refers to me as her, "partner" and not her boyfriend.
post #6948 of 12653
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I find it odd that my girlfriend refers to me as her, "partner" and not her boyfriend.

Does she provide you with a Schedule K-1 every year?
post #6949 of 12653
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I find it odd that my girlfriend refers to me as her, "partner" and not her boyfriend.

i'm sure i don't have to tell you there is a purpose to this.
post #6950 of 12653
Maybe she's a man? frown.gif
post #6951 of 12653
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Maybe she's a man? frown.gif

Obviously.
post #6952 of 12653
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

the one on driggs right? stone's throw from your place probably right? thats the one I went to. they went wild over my wife's punjabi shoes (she stocked up and bought like 30 pairs when she was india in 2008) and some of my sneakers (because I had some "asia only" editions of nikes and new balance).

mind you these were used sneakers and punjabi shoes.

a couple days later the wife and I went back there (she didn't really believe me when I said I actually sold a lot of our extra clothes) and saw our shoes sitting on the display cases with price tags. I had these brown New Balance shoes that they were selling for $40....i bought them for for a little over $50. and the punjabi shoes were selling for $30 each... (granted they were brand new).

it really weird seeing our old clothes there.

i resisted cd's for the longest time (until records i wanted were not released on vinyl). got sick of the dual format nature of my collection and sold off the vinyl. at first i'd see my albums for sale where i'd sold them (no great surprise there, but i'd inwardly seethe at the marked prices), but then after a while i'd see them in other stores and at record shows - this went on for years, until i stopped browsing through used-record bins
post #6953 of 12653
The whole "partner" thing is ridiculous.

It's one thing for homosexual couples, for whom the nomenclature surrounding "traditional" relationships might (arguably) not work well, to use it as a stand-in for a better term, but the whole movement toward making "partner" the default reference for people in an intimate relationship is idiotic. This is especially true given a role/gender-neutral term already exists for both married and unmarried couples.
post #6954 of 12653
I always refer to my partner as my teammate, because a romantic couple is a kind of team. (They team up to do things.)
post #6955 of 12653
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The whole "partner" thing is ridiculous.

It's one thing for homosexual couples, for whom the nomenclature surrounding "traditional" relationships might not work, to use it as a stand-in for a better term, but the whole movement toward making "partner" the default reference for people in an intimate relationship is idiotic (and offensive).
When I first started working with people from England, this confused me. There were a lot of people who referred to their SO as "partner". For the first few months I was like, wth are you all gay, before I figured it out.

Working with people in other countries has taught me that we use English in different ways, but there are some hilarious side effects (one was the time I found out the English definition of suspenders - I walked into a videoconference with four English gentlemen with their suit coats off and asked them "do you guys wear suspenders to the office every day?"
post #6956 of 12653
I generally introduce her as my tenant.
post #6957 of 12653
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Originally Posted by L'Incandescent View Post

I always refer to my partner as my teammate, because a romantic couple is a kind of team. (They team up to do things.)

I'm with you on that one. We use specific positions in my house, like how I call MrsG the "pitcher" because she always has good ideas and throws them out there, and I'm the "catcher" because I give her guidance on the ideas and help manage how we approach them.
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

When I first started working with people from England, this confused me. There were a lot of people who referred to their SO as "partner". For the first few months I was like, wth are you all gay, before I figured it out.

Working with people in other countries has taught me that we use English in different ways, but there are some hilarious side effects (one was the time I found out the English definition of suspenders - I walked into a videoconference with four English gentlemen with their suit coats off and asked them "do you guys wear suspenders to the office every day?"

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I had a similar experience with a professor when I was an undergrad. I always assumed he was talking about a guy when he mentioned his "partner." Then one day he mentioned something about his partner getting pregnant...

I should mention that my above post was very much in reference to the shift in American English.
post #6958 of 12653
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I'm with you on that one. We use specific positions in my house, like how I call MrsG the "pitcher" because she always has good ideas and throws them out there, and I'm the "catcher" because I give her guidance on the ideas and help manage how we approach them.
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Whoa, you better go check urban dictionary! The words "pitcher" and "catcher" have meanings of which you might not be aware of hehehe! (Meanings of sex.)
post #6959 of 12653
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

I'm with you on that one. We use specific positions in my house, like how I call MrsG the "pitcher" because she always has good ideas and throws them out there, and I'm the "catcher" because I give her guidance on the ideas and help manage how we approach them.
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I had a similar experience with a professor when I was an undergrad. I always assumed he was talking about a guy when he mentioned his "partner." Then one day he mentioned something about his partner getting pregnant...

I should mention that my above post was very much in reference to the shift in American English.

I've had butch/lesbian-ish looking women use "partner" describing their significant other as well. The dog trainer we used (to further confuse things with lesbian stereotypes) would go on and on about her ex partner's dog. then when she showed everyone a picture it was her in full on makeup looking super feminine with her large male ex-boyfriend.

she also wore shirts with sayings like: "nothing says I LOVE YOU like golden showers" during the puppy training class.

since it was williamsburg i didn't really give it a second thought. also she's basically monopolizes all the dog training throughout brooklyn (because she's good).
post #6960 of 12653
Okay, maybe I'm going to sound like a churlish person of years here, but I don't get t-shirts with words and/or pictures on them. So for example, maybe you like the Transformers movies. Why do you feel the need to express this fact about yourself by means of a message imprinted on a garment? (A fortiori for golden showers, it should go without saying.)

Last year my university gave all the incoming freshmen t-shirts with some kind of dumb slogan on them. I was all like "Goddammit don't let one of their first university experiences be getting a damn t-shirt! We're not Chuck E. Cheese's, for crying out loud." No one took my point of view seriously, needless to say.

(Before I get too uppity, though, I should confess that I have a t-shirt with Roast Beef (the cat) saying "What we need more of is science.")
Edited by L'Incandescent - 7/29/13 at 1:03pm
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