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Apr. 23rd, 2003

09:56 am - Evil Beard

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From:marezcharz
Date:April 29th, 2003 02:55 am (UTC)

Ex-gf

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I am going to sound like somebody's shrink but I find it interesting that the only abbreviation is 'gf'. Vat vill ve do mit you, Herr Zarfmouse?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:April 29th, 2003 07:23 am (UTC)

Re: Ex-gf

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I almost never write out the word "girlfriend". I think I'm stuck between cultures. There's the normal part of me that uses the word "girlfriend" but then there's the enlightened college part of me that says I should use "partner" or "significant other" (which I'd of course translate to "SO") so as to not assert gender norms. But then the normal part of me tells me that it is pretentious to always do that. And as my brain is freaking out and I only have a split second as I'm typing to resolve the conflict my fingers quietly abbreviate without telling me and move on...

...but who knows maybe it has some deeper meaning. You tell me, shrinko.

:)
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From:marezcharz
Date:April 29th, 2003 10:51 pm (UTC)

Re: Ex-gf

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What I was getting at was that 'commitment thingy'; just a joke. A friend of mine avoids the word and says that he's got a girl he 'talks to'.

Ya know, it's obvious you think too much about it already. Give up on what other people think. Use whatever works for you. We'll get it.

Words can be as limiting as they can be liberating.
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