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pterodactyl on the rise

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  • I just misheard the lyric, which exhaustive checking now concludes must be:
    Don't go around tonight,
    Well, it's bound to take your life,
    Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesethreesome's kind of vice.

    May 7, 2008

  • Nope, I've never seen it written as "Don't go out tonight."

    Now, if I do have a husband and a wife, bilby, why would I bother anyone else? *smiling innocently*

    May 7, 2008

  • I thought the lyric was "Don't go out tonight". Which, given that I have just concluded that reesetee has both a husband and a wife, seems like sound advice.

    May 7, 2008

  • I'll tell you what spouse is good for. When someone's making flyers that say "Professors and their wives are welcome"? That's what the word SPOUSE is for. It's for non-gender-specificity, so that you don't automatically exclude, and thereby offend, half the population. So, I don't mind the word so much.

    Besides, if you say it with an explosive SP, and a sort of low-voiced growl of an OU, it's pretty funny.

    May 7, 2008

  • I must agree with c_b, gangerh. I don't mind "wife" and "husband." Maybe it's partly one's perspective. :-)

    Spouse, however, I could do without. (The word, not an actual being.)

    May 7, 2008

  • *takes opportunity to plug her list of wifely words.*

    I think wife is a nice word. So is husband. Spouse is like saying maternal unit instead of mother. Though I've been known to say spousal unit from time to time.

    *wrenching topic back* DON'T GO ROUND TONIGHT, IT'S BOUND TO TAKE YOUR LIFE...!!!

    May 7, 2008

  • Yes, and unfortunately some of us feel forced to use it more than we care to.

    May 7, 2008

  • Mind you, I find the current trend towards partner really uninspiring.

    May 7, 2008

  • There's never the perfect word for someone who's that important to you, is there? :-)

    May 7, 2008

  • I agree, bilby. Spouse is a little bird that one of my blacksnakes will eat while I'm asleep. My beloved (of 25 years) is "mylove." Better, eh?

    May 7, 2008

  • Spouse makes me think of some woeful bird that's being hunted to extinction on the moors by ruddy men dressed like Basil Rathbone.

    May 7, 2008

  • I don't know gangerh, "bride" sounds so temporary. She's a bride for a few hours then with luck a wife for life. How about spouse?

    May 7, 2008

  • Yes, ptrobably right. I've just comprehended that I've always had a challenge with the word 'wife'. I just don't really like it. To me it just doesn't say what I want it to. So I avoid it. I refer to my Gianetta as my 'bride'. And we're 18 this year. A word so much more pleasing to me. And to most everyone else from the responses I get. Once a bride, always a bride. So much more evocative. 'spose I'm just a hopeless romantic. Can I say all this on Wordie?

    May 7, 2008

  • Thanks, pt.

    Gangerh, maybe it was a ptdeliberate. ;-)

    May 7, 2008

  • A stretch? Heavens, no! I call it bang on target.

    May 7, 2008

  • Oh! A ptypo. I wondered what he meant.

    May 7, 2008

  • Yes, I admit it was a stretch, ptero. But that's what happens when a person doesn't get enough sleep. ;->

    Bilby: Life, not wife!

    May 7, 2008

  • Help, a pterodactyl's taken my wife!

    May 6, 2008

  • Oh! Excellent! I get it now!

    (In my mind, I was trying to sing "There's a pterodactyl on the rise", which doesn't scan. Thanks, reesetee, for demonstrating just how awesome this particular substitution is!)

    May 6, 2008

  • Don't go around tonight,
    Well, it's bound to take your life,
    Pteeeeeerodactyl on the rise.


    *humming*

    May 6, 2008