6 Oct 2006

Bootylicious Prospects

So --- hurrah! Engagement!

Just when I thought I was going to have to create a secret blog that would be soley devoted to the evil aspects of my job (secret so that I not get Dooced), something comes along for me to talk about!

I have never been a fan of the word "fiancée". There is something implicitly annoying, tacky and smug about that word. I just imagine this horrible woman waving her bling finger around unneccesarily and pointing toward an overly-gelled male at the bar while announcing, "Oh, yes, my fiancée [said with emphasis] is getting me a Cosmpolitan [also said with emphasis]." And when you gaze upon her bethroded, you wonder if anyone else notices that he's staring at the waitress's ass.

No, Patrick is not that man. And I'm not that woman. Hopefully.

So that's what makes it hard to find the right words to describe him. The thing is, I like the fact that we've "upgraded" from boyfriend to "we gonna' git hitched".

The solution arrived on its own recently. In talking with someone about the engagement, I started to say "boyfriend" but then my mouth flubbed to the dreaded "fiancée" and it came out "B-e-on-say" or "Beyoncé" to the pop-cultured.

So Beyoncé it is! Whether he likes it or not (and he doesn't!)!

3 comments:

C2B,  12:30 am, October 16, 2006  

Hate the "F" word. I never used it. I had a boyfriend and now I have a husband. While there is no verbal distinction between pre- and post-engagement boyfriend, the rock says it all.

PS - I'm slightly addicted to posting comments on your blog!

PPS - we missed you on Friday! Hope you had fun with "your father"...and mommy.

Couz 6:30 pm, October 30, 2006  

Another hater of the 'f' word here.

My ever-so-smooth strategy was to say:

"This is my boyf... um... fi... um... Jason. This is Jason."

Jen,  7:43 pm, February 20, 2007  

I just found your blog 30 minutes ago, and I find myself laughing, reading this, at points, is like looking in a mirror!! LOL!

My fiance and I got engaged in November 2006, and we both think the word FIANCEE is compeltely/utterly/freakishly awkward...and we hate it.

So, he is my Fianck!
Pronounced: FEE-ONCK (2 syllables!)

It just kinda happened, and it was a blessing to not have to use the word FIANCEE...

St Catharines Jen......
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