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Old 11-29-2012, 1:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Kestryll View Post
As far as I am concerned yes, she is the ONLY Wife in existence for me hence the singular reference.
Also why do people refer to their employer as 'the boss' instead of 'my boss'?
Same thing, it's just a manner of speaking.

My Wife uses this term all the time when referring to me to friends.
I think that for a lot of men, "the wife" is approximately equivalent to "the boss," hence the carryover of "the" instead of "my."

i.e., "Let me check with the wife first..."
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