Talk:spice

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Spice: pronoun for one's ‘significant other.’ 'Spice' identifies one's mate in the relationship of two people with mutual commitments that are similar to those of marriage, but in a setting where the two have not embraced for themselves the formalities of a traditional marriage. This term is analogous to 'Spouse' which identifies one's mate in a formal marriage. (Usage of 'spice': e.g., as in an introduction, this is my spice, Bill) —This comment was unsigned.

Not a pronoun but a noun, then. Where did you see this used ? Did you invent it? Equinox 19:02, 22 December 2011 (UTC)

invented it, I suppose. At any rate, it's original with me. I'm not aware of anyone else proposing this. The kind of relationship is widespread and growing, but we do not yet have a convenient term to describe the players. The term significant other is awkward. So why not 'spice' And if you marry your spice, your spouse can keep on being your spice of life. I'm Carlos Higgins in Austin, TX —This comment was unsigned.

Generally we only add terms that are attestable (appeared in print etc.; see WT:CFI) but feel free to add your new meaning to WT:LOP. (What about partner? Too formal?) Equinox 20:13, 22 December 2011 (UTC)