Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Uxorial

Uxorial means of, or relating to, a wife. I'm not sure how useful the word is in everyday conversation, but it must be more useful than uxorious which means to be excessively fond of one's wife. Speaking as a married woman I can't see how such fondness could possibly be excessive.

btw, I've just become aware some people's comments had just vanished. If that happened to you I'm sorry - they never reaced me so I didn't know you'd tried.

I've now made a setup change which I believe has solved the problem.

22 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Too true Patsy - Gary's Uxoriousness of his beautiful Patsy shines through ... lovely photo - cheers Hilary

Wendy's Writing said...

I know you made that one up just to taunt us, Patsy!

Patsy said...

Thanks, Hilary - I'm glad you understand.

Patsy said...

Would I? Well OK I might, but in this case I didn't.

Gary Davies said...

test xxx

Annalisa Crawford said...

Possibly not a word for daily use, but great to know for Scrabble. Xs without Es are rare :-)

Liz said...

Ok - this is a different box. So I am hopeful. I love the word 'uxorial'.

Keith Havers said...

My dictionary says that uxorious also means excessively dependant on one's wife. So I guess that means me.

Patsy said...

@ Gary - Thanks XXX

@Annalisa - I'm claiming half your points if you use it

@Liz - Huzzah! And thanks for letting me know about the problem and helping me fix it.

@Keith - Must mean she's looking after you well, Keith. That's good to hear.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

sweet pix

Chuck Croll said...

Here's a test comment. See:

https://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=24069595&postID=369696732301446445

Frances Garrood said...

Lovely photo, Patsy!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

For a woman, never enough fondness!

Patsy said...

@ Chuch - thanks for your help.

@ Frances - it makes me smile whenever I look at it.

@ Alex - nor for anyone else we love.

Henry Mitchell said...

There is no such thing as uxorious.
That word was thought up by men who never belonged to wives.

Chrys Fey said...

I'm sure every woman wishes her husband would be more uxorious. ;)

Leandra Wallace said...

Aw, look at you two! And you're right, how could you be too excessive in that? ;)

Patsy said...

@ Mac - well, we're a sweet couple!

@ Henry - You could well be right.

@ Chrys - Or that he'd show it more?

@ Leandra - Exactly!

Teresa Ashby said...

That's a new word for me! I love that photo - you both look so happy, it's lovely :-) x

Patsy said...

@Teresa - we were - we are!

Anonymous said...

Hi Patsy, that photo is full of uxorius happiness. You look deliriously happy. Love your colours, they blend together well, like you and Gary. It's like luxurious, in another form maybe.

Patsy said...

I like that interpretation, Suzy!