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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 4:04 pm

JR8 wrote:What is the intended nuance between writing 'My husband', and 'My darling husband'?

It sounds almost 'inverted' for irony. My darling husband who thinks he knows best. My darling daughter, who is a complete tyrant.

Where's the value-add in the D ?


Or "my darling daughter, who I am telling strangers on the Internet what a b!tch she is because she wants Ramen in Pasir Ris but I don't want to leave Holland Village"? :P :cool:

Yeah, I get the acronyms. The random switch-up between 'DD' and 'OH' and 'DH', then with 'DD' through into there is enough to make me wonder just how many different people we're talking about though.

And I'm with JR8; if you say darling I just assume it is dripping in sarcasm.

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Postby zzm9980 » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 4:07 pm

JR8 wrote: DW


Dear Wife? Domestic Worker? See, it can be confusing. Especially since in many relationships, those are both the same person to the husband :P :P

And when I see DH, I do sometimes have to re-read a post to know if they're talking about a husband or a maid.
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Postby PrimroseHill » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 4:08 pm

zzm9980 wrote:
JR8 wrote:What is the intended nuance between writing 'My husband', and 'My darling husband'?

It sounds almost 'inverted' for irony. My darling husband who thinks he knows best. My darling daughter, who is a complete tyrant.

Where's the value-add in the D ?


Or "my darling daughter, who I am telling strangers on the Internet what a b!tch she is because she wants Ramen in Pasir Ris but I don't want to leave Holland Village"? :P :cool:

Yeah, I get the acronyms. The random switch-up between 'DD' and 'OH' and 'DH', then with 'DD' through into there is enough to make me wonder just how many different people we're talking about though.

And I'm with JR8; if you say darling I just assume it is dripping in sarcasm.

:lol: :lol:

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Postby PrimroseHill » Fri, 01 Nov 2013 4:17 pm

she who must be obeyed?

was it dripping with sarcasm?

isn't the usage then the same as sweetie or love/luv those lurvies And I thought your FDW is foreign domestic worker not DH- domestic helper?
It is also laziness - typing out OH/DH/DD rather than husband/spouse/partner/daughter/teen/spawn. Acronyms these are so much part of our working life as well as on social netwrok sites (sns) :P , therefore, it is easily leaked into what I post here[/i]

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Postby yogaloungeforever » Sun, 03 Nov 2013 3:49 pm

No matter what they say about Malaysia at the end of the day, it's a country I was born and bred. It's a beautiful country and I would never give up my Másian passport (not esp for a S'porean passport).


PrimroseHill wrote:So, instead of doing the transfer erep online, I took the e-appointment and legged it to ICA yesterday. I managed to transfer all our REP to our new shiny passports and went to the 3rd floor to do the change of address as I had been procrasting about it.

Had a interesting conversation with a nice uncle at the counter. He talked about how I really should abandon my cotizenship and take up SC. He apologise if he was talking out of turn. Then he told him about everything that I know all too well about Msia and of course end the story with his advise- hurry up and just be a SC already.

Interesting. He was nice and a friendly chap. It took me back to an incident in London donkeys years ago when my NI had been fraudulently been hijacked, long and short, had to have a new NI then try to recover all the contributions that I had made. I had a telling off by the NI officer there for getting too much education and not starting earlyb in my NI contributions. *sigh*


It does make me think as to why I have been hanging on to my Msian citizenship for so long. Food for thought.
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Postby JR8 » Sun, 03 Nov 2013 5:23 pm

'She who must be obeyed', is an ironic reference to ones wife. I expect it originates from 1950/early 60s radio comedy.
Sweetie, is singular, and discreet. You don't say Sweetie wife, or Lovie Husband.
'Luvvies' is an ironic collective noun for actors, coined by Private Eye it refers to the acting profession whose fragile self-image and very ego rests upon how you perceive them this second.

Do you see here, how I have to explain these things, so that I'm not speaking in some impenetrable code?

It laziness yes. But 90% of people don't know what it means, and aren't here to enter into some kind of guessing game; the other 10% just think it's naff.

It's better not to post on the internet in some form of private code.

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Postby katbh » Sun, 03 Nov 2013 8:55 pm

She who must be obeyed = Rumpole = ......

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Postby Steve1960 » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 9:09 am

JR8 wrote:OMG.... haven't heard 'ball and chain' in years. Deliciously non-PC :) [please don't beat beat me DW] ....


Another non-PC one for you

'Trouble and strife'


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Postby JR8 » Mon, 04 Nov 2013 9:23 am

Steve1960 wrote:Another non-PC one for you
'Trouble and strife'
:wink:


Ah yes, that's Cockney Rhyming Slang.

p.s. @ KatBH - good call!


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