Friday, April 24, 2015

A to Z Challenge: Uxorious

Back in the day, we used to get mail from our bank addressed to Robert Sanchez et Ux. What is an ux, you may well ask? Why, it's the woman you're married to. Or it's you, if you are a married woman. It always seemed a rather demeaning reference to a woman, as though she were simply an attachment to a man. Has anyone seen that word lately? Not I.

Anyway, that brings me to uxorious, referring to the excessive fondness of one's wife. But what is excessive when it comes to loving one's wife? Maybe this cartoon illustrates.

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