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Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery

by blue_cowdawg (Prior)
on Dec 26, 2003 at 15:42 UTC ( #317098=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Acronyms seen in the Monastery

You forgot one very important one.

    SWMBO = Wife or other female significant other.

It stands for She Who Must Be Obeyed.

It is interesting to note that I have never seen a version of this referring to the male partner in a male:female pairing.


Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
Peter at Berghold dot Net
   Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.


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Re: Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 26, 2003 at 17:50 UTC
    Not Single White Male Bedroom Occupant? Well, that changes things a bit...
      ...yes, that is the expansion of the acronym for those who neglected to recognize its original meaning. Damn! It gets cold sometimes.

      ...All the world looks like -well- all the world, when your hammer is Perl.
      ---v

Re: Re: Acronyms seen in the Monastery
by agentv (Friar) on Dec 27, 2003 at 22:38 UTC

    ...I could be mistaken, but I believe the phrase originated as a reference to the English Queen. I think it might have been Victoria, but I'm not certain.

    Although there may be men who believe that they are "He Who Must Be Obeyed" they are always wrong.

    ...All the world looks like -well- all the world, when your hammer is Perl.
    ---v

          I believe the phrase originated as a reference to the English Queen.

      I seem to remember that as well. I also remember one of the British shows (Rumpold of the Bailey?) that shows here in the states on PBS having its main character refer to his wife that way. I started seeing it in other chat contexts as well prior to my being with PM.

      The phrase and its associated abbreviation have gotten around.


      Peter L. Berghold -- Unix Professional
      Peter at Berghold dot Net
         Dog trainer, dog agility exhibitor, brewer of fine Belgian style ales. Happiness is a warm, tired, contented dog curled up at your side and a good Belgian ale in your chalice.

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