Tuesday, January 31, 2006

 

Uxorious!!!

Pursuing Dictionary.com, I came across the word uxorious, meaning excessively fond of one's wife. I tried to find its counterpart, but to my surprise, I couldn't locate it. So, naturally I presumed, that there is no such word in English language to describe this rare breed, obviously this phenomenon has not been a common occurence :)) What say ladies?!

Comments:
Uxorious actually means "excessively fond of or submissive to a wife". I guess when english was invented (and even today), the norm was wives were inherently submisive to husbands and hence there was no need to name a naturally occuring phenomenon. What say you?
 
I am guessing the wife of the author of the dictionary made him put that word in. You know, wifes can threaten their husbands into anything!
 
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