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thenewgreen  ·  1226 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: He Called Me His 'Girlfriend'

Yeah, I'm her husband. And my wife's my wife. Pretty simple. No ownership implied, but some vows were made. We take them seriously.

lil, I don't like spousal unit. It sounds cold and inventory-esque. Makes it seem like you're only dipping your toe in the water. -But maybe that's the point? Also, I think misvairski deserves an entirely new terminology. He seems pretty rad.

lil  ·  1226 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm leaning towards the Dutch expression "robust pleasure source" - but actually he doesn't care what I call him, as long as I call him. Last night he told me the expressions in Japanese and Hebrew - both of which seem chummy and companionably and tender and endearing and beloved-sounding. English does seem to be lacking in flexibility around what to call loved ones.

thenewgreen  ·  1226 days ago  ·  link  ·  

"Robust pleasure source" -well, that's just amazing. Go with that.

arguewithatree  ·  1226 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I like habibi which is Arabic for my love or sweetheart (he would call you habibti)

Cumol  ·  1217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We actually use Habibi much more widely nowadays, up to a point of saying "ya habibi" in a normal conversation to someone we know.

I would also say that it depends on how you say it

Cumol  ·  1217 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Which hebrew word did he use? Motek? :D

lil  ·  1217 days ago  ·  link  ·