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A Forum Rookie Question

TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 244
Could someone please tell me what SWMBO means?  I'm certain I have positioned myself for some well-deserved public ridicule, but for the life of me I can't figure it out.  It is obviously a reference to a wife/girlfriend, but I can't crack the code.
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  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    She Who Must Be Obeyed. In other words, your spouse.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    It's a term of endearment, She Who Must Be Obeyed

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  • TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 244
    Thank you!!!!!!!  I clearly got the spouse piece.  I needed the specifics.  I can now sleep again.

    Transplanted from Austin, Texas to Medina, Ohio

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 11,006
    When we attended the Salado eggfest in March, I registered SWMBO as "SWMBO". She got a big kick out of it. Every now and then she reminds me what it stands for, and i have no option but to do her bidding. 

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  • Well I've been around over a year and just learned that thanks to your question.
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  • TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 244
    That is hilarious, @caliking.  I'm going to try that.  If I don't post for a while, you'll know what happened.  Tell the DA.

    Transplanted from Austin, Texas to Medina, Ohio

  • You guys make me laugh!  I am the KING of my castle!  My word is law!  I TELL WILMA HOW IT'S GONNA BE........ unless she disagrees with me and then it's gonna be some other way.
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  • TEggSunTEggSun Posts: 244
    At the risk of being a grammatical jackass, would it not be more accurate to say "She Whom Must Be Obeyed?"  Clearly, it would not change the SWMBO abbreviation, but it might make us all think differently.  

    Transplanted from Austin, Texas to Medina, Ohio

  • Grader07Grader07 Posts: 188
    Awe boy....TEggSun.... Sounds like we'll all be thinkin differently :D
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,313
    She who must be obeyed, not whom, because that's not the way H Rider Haggard  wrote it.
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  • @TEggSun:  The corresponding sentence, in which the verb "obey" is used identically, would be "my wife must be obeyed by me."  It's a passive voice usage of the verb "to obey," and therefore the wife is the subject, and you're the object.  Accordingly, it's "She Who Must Be Obeyed."

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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    @TEggSun:  The corresponding sentence, in which the verb "obey" is used identically, would be "my wife must be obeyed by me."  It's a passive voice usage of the verb "to obey," and therefore the wife is the subject, and you're the object.  Accordingly, it's "She Who Must Be Obeyed."
    Glad we got a definitive answer on this  #:-S
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  • @TexanOfTheNorth Right?  The board would have been paralyzed by pronoun indecision.   :))

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
    TEggSun said:
      I can now sleep again.


    Are you sure? No more problems with the ghost chiles? =))

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