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Yeah? They're still the rage.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 05:02:26 PM EST
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I'm not talking about the thing itself, but about the term.

When was the last time you heard someone presented thus : "This is my er de facto"...

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by eurogreen on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 at 10:19:00 AM EST
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o, I read a half dozen times.

I've unleashed de facto and de jure as appropriate, here and other ahh Government Buildings, typically, where US-Eng. speakers make no distinction between de facto and "common-law" spouse.

But since I live alone now, I wait for holidays to exchange such verbal barbs with my brother.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 at 10:52:19 AM EST
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French lacks a pithy epithet for civil-contract non-married spouses.
So we got married in the end. Who needs better reasons?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 at 11:09:40 AM EST
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