Ladies of the world: stop saying "hubby"

Posted at 12:30 PM Oct 02, 2009

By Andrea Grimes

Ladies of the world,

When you say "hubby," you make us all look bad. And by "us," I mean cogent, thoughtful human beings with small shreds of dignity.

Saying "hubby" is not similar to talking all sweet-like to your cat. It is not like giving your dog or your car or your favorite pair of shoes a funny nickname. Your husband is a person. He may be your muffinwuffin, your bearman, your hunkaburninlove, and even your "hubby," but when you are talking about him to anyone other than an empty room or your own empty brain, he has a name and/or an actual noun--"husband"--that will suffice.

If only nutty family values people could see: gay marriage is not the bane of the American family. The word "hubby" is a far more insidious threat to our cultural well-being.




Mjx said:

Amen. And while we're at it, can we get rid of ALL other descriptors ending in a diminutive-forming 'y' or 'ie'? Like... 'foodie'? I technically fall into the latter category, but have never felt the need to identify myself with acutsie label. UGH.

Propagatrix said:

Personally, I would be very happy if usage of the word "mommy" became illegal for anybody over the age of four.

Topaz said:

Actually, "hubby" and "wifey" are endearing terms for some couples. My parents (may my Dad rest in peace) have "hubby" and "wifey" engraved on their tombstones. I don't see why the terms are seen as threatening or awful. Thou doth protest too much over something that isn't that big of a deal. Don't you have something more substantial to complain about? What empty lives you lead if you sit around and bitch about something like this.

Ear said:

I agree with you on most things but not this one. I couldn't care less about the word "Hubby", who uses it and why.

I think you should focus your attention on why all of a sudden people are bringing in their pets to public places of business. I'm not talking service animals, I'm talking worthless yap dogs walking around Home Depot etc. It's an epidemic!!!

francesfrances said:

My problem with the term "hubby" or "hubs" or some version of the same is when women use it in lieu of the persons ACTUAL name, in all conversation. I've said it before and I'll say it again, it IS NOT cute or endearing.

Dollface said:

Too true! Reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where the woman keeps saying "Where is my FIANCE?" "Has anyone seen my FIANCE?" "I think I lost my FIANCE" and then Elaine says "Maybe the dingo ate him" and basically, yeah, best moment ever.

Dollface said:

Stick said:

The dingo ate your baby!

Cookbook said:

AMEN. Lamest term of endearment ever.

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