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    Meae Musae Servus Hephaestus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Senseye View Post
    I always think of partner as the term used by gay people for their spouse/spousal equivalent. 'Significant other' should be the go to. That implies someone you have gotten entwined with over and above dating, but don't want to quite go all the way to marriage with.
    Okay... but "Significant other" sounds horrific--and I've only ever heard gay people use it. I thought it was a term to obfuscate homosexuality by leaving gender indeterminate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NedLudd View Post

    In Spanish, is pareja/o or compaņero/a used for partner? Compaņera sounds to me more like a coworker than partner.
    Both are used. Socialists use compaņero/a though.
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    Heh. We've been here years now.

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    Senior Member Senseye's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hephaestus View Post
    Okay... but "Significant other" sounds horrific--and I've only ever heard gay people use it. I thought it was a term to obfuscate homosexuality by leaving gender indeterminate.
    Must be regional. Gay people tend to use partner in my experience. Straight people around me use SO occasionally, but it's kind of tongue in cheek, like they are admitting they don't know a good term for their pseudo spouse.

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