SIGNIFICANT OTHER: Increasingly Significant Issue
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Fri Apr 12 02:16:50 UTC 2002
On Thu, 11 Apr 2002, Douglas Bigham wrote:
#1.) My man-boy and I switch between "boyfriend" and "fiancé'". Once we're
#married (the gay symbolic kind) I'll be his "husband", laws be damned. I
#really don't think I've heard anyone my age use "partner" or "lover".
The Artist GoH (Guest of Honor, pron. = "go"; older pron [gOx] with
low-mid back rounded vowel and voiceless velar fricative) at this year's
Arisia (large sf convention in Boston, www.arisia.org) used that term to
refer to his S.O.
#2.) The book "Babel 17", author not remembered at this moment
Samuel Delany. This one is high on my list of linguistic sf. More
recently I enjoyed Janet Kagan's _Hellspark_.
-- Dr. Whom, Consulting Linguist, Grammarian, Orthoepist, and
a.k.a. Mark A. Mandel
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