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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

who wears the pants?




Check out the word of the day:
uxorious \uk-SOR-ee-us; ug-ZOR-\, adjective:
Excessively fond of or submissive to a wife.

Where I come from there was another name for this. (But it's not appropriate.)

Is it possible to be excessively fond of your wife? Is Jesus too fond of his bride (the church)?

16 Comments:

Blogger sajini said...

I dont get it. What are the characteristics of an uxorious man?

Wed Mar 15, 06:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger iconoclasm said...

You seem like the type that would like an uxorious man. For a couple weeks.

I'm pretty sure you were being sarcastic, but if you were serious, I have a stronger definition and some sentences it has been used in.

Wed Mar 15, 08:21:00 AM PST  
Blogger sajini said...

WHOAAAAAAA,, WHATTTTTTTTTTT??????
WOW, Are you for real? Hmm, you know what kind of a guy I would like?
Yeah I would love to hear your definition of a uxorious man
GRRRRRRRRRRR

Wed Mar 15, 08:31:00 AM PST  
Blogger sajini said...

whast your type? an uxorious woman?

Wed Mar 15, 09:12:00 AM PST  
Blogger iconoclasm said...

Here's the other definition I found:
ux·o·ri·ous adj. Excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife.

quotes:
It is batty to suppose that the most uxorious of husbands will stop his wife's excessive shopping if an excessive shopper she has always been.
-- Angela Huth, "All you need is love," Daily Telegraph, April 24, 1998

Flagler seems to have been an uxorious, domestic man, who liked the comfort and companionship of a wife at his side.
-- Michael Browning, "Whitehall at 100," Palm Beach Post, February 22, 2002

Fuller is as uxorious a poet as they come: hiatuses in the couple's mutual understanding are overcome with such rapidity as to be hardly worth mentioning in the first place ("How easy, this ability / To lose whatever we possess / By ceasing to believe that we / Deserve such brilliant success").
-- David Wheatley, "Round and round we go," The Guardian, October 5, 2002

Wed Mar 15, 09:46:00 AM PST  
Blogger iconoclasm said...

haha No, I wasn't for real. I was just giving you a hard time. I don't think I could pick out the right guy for you. He would need a powerful sense of humor and would have to be able to take a joke. Like me, you're probably quite picky.

Sajini wrote:
>whast your type? an uxorious woman?

"Uxor" means wife. So an uxoriuos wife would be one that is excessively submissive to her wife. Not really my type of girl.

Wed Mar 15, 09:54:00 AM PST  
Blogger sajini said...

arghhh... Im glad ou were messing with me... So the word Uxorious only relates to a guy.. so what do you call a excessively submissive wife?

Wed Mar 15, 10:53:00 AM PST  
Blogger iconoclasm said...

darling?

Wed Mar 15, 12:02:00 PM PST  
Blogger iconoclasm said...

Was I that wrong about you? You wouldn't want a guy to do what you say? You could get him a subscription to Whipped.

Wed Mar 15, 12:07:00 PM PST  
Blogger sajini said...

Hah... You are unbelievable..so the wife can get excessively fond of the hsband but its not kewl vice versa??? An ex friend of mine gave me a book called reforming marriage by Doug Wilson. I was skeptical of it at first but it turned out pretty good... I think you should check it out..I believe in 100/100.

Wed Mar 15, 12:50:00 PM PST  
Blogger sajini said...

and yeah you are so wrong about me!!! You dont know me boy!!!

Wed Mar 15, 02:28:00 PM PST  
Blogger iconoclasm said...

An ex friend? What is that? Why did you break up?

All joking aside, I think they should both be excessively fond of eachother.

Wed Mar 15, 05:42:00 PM PST  
Blogger sajini said...

Hah!! no, I'll just leave it at "its not open for discussion".. hehe.. yes I agree with you on something finally!!!!!

Wed Mar 15, 05:56:00 PM PST  
Blogger sajini said...

Time for a new post iconoclasm....I hav been sick since yesterday and all I did today in bed was read people's blogs...

Wed Mar 15, 06:10:00 PM PST  
Blogger iconoclasm said...

yes master. hahaha

Wed Mar 15, 07:25:00 PM PST  
Blogger sajini said...

good.. you are a fast learner

Wed Mar 15, 07:57:00 PM PST  

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