While writing my “Who am I? Well, who the heck are you?” post I edited out 1 particular part b/c I thought my husband would be offended. However, I felt guilty even thinking it (though it was merely for comic relief)…so I told him what I had intended to write. I usually end up telling him everything regardless of the situation….usually ending in me feeling dumb (which you would think would be a harder thing to do considering I am a rocket scientist…but, nope)
So, what I originally wrote went something like this:
** 3) I am married to a very sexy Marine. Though I probably could have just said “Marine” b/c it’s kinda synonymous with “sexy”. Have you ever noticed how you can take a guy who is….well let’s say, less than sexy….put a uniform on him….and bam, it makes you wish polygamy was a little more widely accepted!!
Needless to say, my husband laughed and said he most defiantly was not offended. He continued to inform me that he would not have a problem with my comment or with polygamy, but that “I” would likely be the one who would disapprove. (Just to bring you up to speed….I get angry when he talks to the girl at the taco bell drive through for a little too long….mind you this is when we are ordering and he’s talking to a little purple box with a microphone) To make a long story short, my hubby told me the word I was looking for was “polyandry” (to have multiple husbands), not “polygamy” (to have multiple wives). OOPS!! But in my defense….who the heck knows shit like that??
This being said, I think everyone should spend a little more time to improve their relationship with their dictionary. OK, maybe this only applies to use science folk…but you can never have too much vocabulary in your noggin. Being well versed in vocabulary can improve your everyday life: you will excel at the Sunday crossword puzzle, you can insult people with them none the wiser (unless you are speaking with my hubby…b/c he’ll insult you back with words 3X as long), you can write a blog without the potential of picking up more wives for your husband, etc, etc. So, dust off that dictionary and let it start supporting your personal education opposed to just supporting that old wobbly table.