[mythtv-users] references to "significant other"

Simon Kenyon simon at koala.ie
Tue Apr 27 12:54:59 EDT 2004

On Tuesday 27 April 2004 16:18, Grant Edwards wrote:
> > i would respectfully request that people on this list stop referrring to
> > "the wife" as though they were a completely different (and inferior)
> > species.
> Huh?
> You don't want people to use the word "wife" when referring to
> their wives?  Or is it "the wife" vs. "my wife" that you're off
> about?  I suppose "the wife" is a bit vague it could
> (grammatically, anyway) be referring to any particular wife and
> not just that of the writer.
> How do you feel about the phrase "she who must be obeyed"? ;)
> [Extra geek points for anybody whos currently got an episode of
> Rompole on their drive.]

i was saying two things

stop using your wife/girlfriend/partner to represent somebody who is 
technically illiterate. it is not necessary and in my opinion insulting.

if myth's UI is broken or hard to use or generally not of sufficient 
quality/robustness or is just plainly user unfriendly then say so and we can 
work to fix it. don't invoke "she who must be obeyed" (as you put it) as a 

the two sort of got confused in my email and for wich i apologise.


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