How nice to have a contraption available to service oneself when one's =
missus doesn't wish to do it. I might look into obtaining one.
On Mar 8, 2007, at 8:55 AM, Jim Carter wrote:
James used incorrect grammar, but I think you know quite well what he =
First, to quote The Columbia Guide to Standard American English,
"Mrs. is the Standard abbreviation (with or without the period) of the =
title used in traditional direct address to a married woman or widow:
Mrs. [John] Jones, or Mrs. [Mary] Smith. Today, many but by no means
all women prefer Ms. (which see) to Mrs. Mesdames is used as its
plural, abbreviated Mmes. The pronunciation of Mrs. (MIS-iz) is
reflected in the dialectal Missus and missis spellings we find as eye
dialect in some literary contexts. The missus [missis] is also a Common =
or Vulgar English synonym for “wife”: I’ll have to ask the missus =
[missis]. For addressing a woman whose name is unknown, Madame, Madam, =
or Ma’am, the counterparts of Sir, are Standard; in this context =
or Mrs. would be considered Common or Vulgar. See also MISS."
Now, obviously, James meant he has some sort of contraption that
services him in a way that his wife doesn't like to do herself AND he
can use it while drinking coffee. Hence, it is convenient and it
pleases the Mrs. (or Missus).
Somehow, I fear this may have veered OT.
-- Jim Carter
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