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Correct address

When posting and referring to your wife what’s the correct form of address ?

For example you could say....’ My Wife’ .......but that suggests a form of ownership...

My partner might be appropriate if you are not married but is it appropriate if you are married.

The ‘missus’ does not sound too good or the term ‘spouse’ ....

Equally there are other terms you can likely think of but not repeated here....

So what’s the correct form....?

 

NB: You can tell it’s Sunday and I have nothing better to do with my time than post stuff like this, replies will indicate you are in the same boat as me.

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@gleneagles I have better things to do - just can't motivate myself and they all need a bit of brainpower, so I'll answer you. I suppose it depends what you are sending and to who, really. I'm assuming we're talking Xmas cards, so - where you both know the recipients, how about 'John & Jane', or if they are slightly more distant 'John & Jane Smith'?

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               `er indoors   

 

 

 

 

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@gleneagles wrote:

When posting and referring to your wife what’s the correct form of address


If you mean posting on the forum, I always say either 'Mrs kHz' or 'SWMBO'.

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You can certainly refer to your wife as "my wife"; there is nothing disrespectful about that.  If you want to worry her, you could say, "the current Mrs gleneagles" (especially if she is the first - and so far only - one). 😀

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The other half works for allsorts even Bertie.

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@gleneagles wrote:

When posting and referring to your wife what’s the correct form of address ?

 

In the Amateur Radio world.... the wife is often referred to as    "the XYL"     which means  eX Young Lady... 

( a YL, being an unmarried female)

although some have been known to refer to her as

"The Station Manager".....  ( amateur radio station, that is..... )

 

 

 

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'The Mrs' works for me, but not literally you understand. 🙂

My mother was always called 'the old girl' by Dad but I doubt that would go down very well these days.  


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Mine is sometimes referred to as the diary secretary !

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Mine is referred to as Management.

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I would have thought the answer was obvious..?

 

 

 

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@gleneagles wrote:

So what’s the correct form....?


Er indoors 😀

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My friend refers to his as 'the chief'. 🙂

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@7up wrote:

@gleneagles wrote:

So what’s the correct form....?


Er indoors 😀


 

 

Copy-cat...... see post number three ! ! !   Cheesy Cheesy


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@Mayfly Most bosses Ive had dont do any work so not really appropriate!!!Evil