Wednesday, August 16, 2006

an observation.

yesterday, i realized that i hate the word "fiancee." i hate the fact that it can be written like four different ways - fiancee, fiance, fianceé, fiancé - some with the little french doo-hickey on the end. i hate the way it sounds, i hate the way it looks, i hate how close it is to the word "finance" - i hate everything about it!

and really, this is not just because i found out that theo epstein has a fiancee yesterday. really, um, it wasn't. it was just in researching this development - how had i missed the news of theo's engagement for three months? what is wrong with me? - and reading the word repeatedly in boston sports columns and gossip pages that i realized, actually, i despise it.

ok, ok. fine. i'm a little jealous of theo's f-word. but not the fact that she has to be an f-word for the next year and change.

8 comments:

elizalou said...

Phew! When I first started reading I thought you were going to follow up with, "So I'm not sure what to call BoyCat now that we're engaged." Cuz, you know, your birthday and the flowers and all.

Not that there's anything wrong with that . . . But phew.

Sarah said...

i don't care for the word either, mostly becuase of yahoos who pronounce it "feeyance-ay" (like drawing out the word "fancy")...but i DO like the word "enfianced" as in "he and i are enfianced".

kate.d. said...

sarah, i have never heard it used as a verb, nevermind an en- verb! wowza. i don't think i'd feel like i could get away with describing myself as "enfianced" unless i was like, the duchess of york or something :)

Stacey said...

I think the first time I heard "enfianced" (which I, too, love), it was on Sex & the City. The episode where the presumably-gay piano bar musician Bobby Fine gets married . . . to a woman!

Sarah said...

i think i have only actually ever heard gay men say it. which is probably the root of my love for it!!! :-)

NeverEnough said...

I hate the word too. But you'll be a "wife" soon :)

kate.d. said...

not if i have anything to say about it, neverenough! i think the terms "husband" and "wife" could be banned from any potential post-wedding household around here...

Anonymous said...

enfianced is not a word. you mean affianced.