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The language box.

NOTE: This is a transgender-related entry. If you are confused by any of the terms used here, check out Ronen’s Trans Glossary.

Language is a funny old thing.

I’ve been engaged for half a year now, and in that time I have lamented, now and again, at the fact that I will eventually have to get married. Not because I don’t want to be, but because once I am (and unless I go through some sort of physical transition), most people will start referring to me as a “wife.” I will have to give up being a fiancé.

Except, like a silly person, I forgot that that particular word comes from French, where they like to tack that little extra ‘e’ on the end of everything that is, air-quotes, female. So in the eyes of the French, I’m actually a fiancée.


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