RE: OT - Wording of Announcements

Subject: RE: OT - Wording of Announcements
From: "Lauren" <lauren -at- writeco -dot- net>
To: "'Suzette Leeming'" <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'TECHWR-L'" <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 11:31:00 -0700

> From: Suzette Leeming

> In an announcement, how does one refer to significant others
> when they are
> not married?
> There are some grandchildren who are in long term
> relationships, but are not
> married. How do I refer to them? The word "partner" seems too cold;
> significant other is too long, companion makes me think of dogs, etc.
> Could I say: Grandchildren Hank Jones (with Linda Black),
> Louise Jones (with
> Brad Jones), etc.?

"Significant Others" sounds fine to me. "Partner" sounds like "same-sex
partner," to me. You can also just say bring a "guest," so that single
people don't feel left out. I've taken a friend to events when I didn't
have a date, but I would feel awkward if the invitation limited me to a
spouse, significant other, or partner.



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