[mythtv-users] references to "significant other"
Mike Diehl (Encrypted email preferred)
mdiehl at diehlnet.com
Tue Apr 27 14:36:25 EDT 2004
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On Tuesday 27 April 2004 01:16 am, Simon Kenyon wrote:
> i would respectfully request that people on this list stop referrring to
> "the wife" as though they were a completely different (and inferior)
So, are you serious? Or are you just trying to DDOS yourself?
But I respectfully submit a few alternative suggestions:
1. "A wife"
2. "That chick I live with"
3. "Main Squeeze"
5. "Female sexual componant"
6. "Add-on" (this one from MY wife, btw)
7. "Live-in eye candy"
9. "My Love"
Ok, now I'm definitely NOT being serious, but my wife and I got a good laugh
out of the original posting.
> if myth has some feature or does something which is not user friendly then
> say so. don't blame it somebody else who you have to please. it is pretty
> insulting and sexist.
I don't HAVE to please my wife. That is also an insulting stereotype. But
while we're on the topic of stereotypes...
My wife is a level 2 computer support technician at a nuclear laboratory with
over 10 years of experience. When she told me her computer wouldn't boot, I
said, "So, fix it." But, when I was planning our MythTV box, I did keep the
WAF in mind and tried to include as many features as I could that I knew she
Also, my 3 year old son, then 18 months, was playing a game on HIS computer
when it blue-screened. So he ejected the CDROM and brought it to us.
(holding it correctly, btw) Then he said, "Clean this" We did and he put it
back in the computer and continued with his game.
So, I live in a VERY technically savvy household. But, I still refer to "the
wife." I also consider the Wife Approval Factor when I add any technology to
> i'm not being politically correct. nobody could accuse me of being pc. just
> asking for a little respect for the majority of the human race.
Yes, you are being PC. If I say something that offends you, deal with it. If
you say something that offends me, I will too.
Hope you enjoyed this. If not.... Lighten up!
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