Baker, John JBaker at STRADLEY.COM
Thu May 3 18:38:06 UTC 2001

        You're absolutely right, Katisha is the daughter-in-law elect.  She
just seems like more of a mother-in-law figure.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Odegard [SMTP:markodegard at HOTMAIL.COM]
> Sent: Thursday, May 03, 2001 2:19 PM
> Subject:      Re: Bride-Elect
> >And, of course, there is Gilbert's use of "mother-in-law elect" in The
> >Mikado (1885).
> >
> >John Baker
> Katisha is the daughter-in-law elect.
> The usefulness of bride/groom-elect depends on how one regards the words
> bride and groom. I think many restrict these words to the main parties at
> the actual wedding itself, which leaves a need for term for the two before
> the actual ceremony.
> I think 'bride-to-be' etc is far more common. Certainly, it gets more hits
> on a cursory web search.
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