January 24, 2004

One For the Dictionary

Friday night used to be a wedding-free zone, but with a lot of stuff to plan before we leave for the Midwest next week L seemed to have forgotten the rule. I haven't read the Torah in a while, but apparently on the seventh day God planned His wedding.*

We are determined to get the "Save the Date" cards out by mid-February and time is running short. Plan A had been for L to do them herself using Microsoft Publisher, but I was skeptical. Wouldn't a professional designer make the cards look, well, more professional? Earlier this week I emailed a graphic artist but found her services to be so expensive - over four dollars a card - that Plan B was quickly dropped.

L worked dillengently after dinner on Friday, entering and re-entering edited text. Formatting. Cutting. Pasting. When it was all done, L printed out a final sample which looked great. She looked at her handiwork and confidently declared, "I'm very proud of me." She paused and then corrected herself. "Us." Another pause. "Mus."

So brilliant in its simplicity, L had just coined the perfect word for moments when one person does all the work but in the true spirit of partnership wants to share the credit. Mus. One variant L also suggested was "mours."

My hat goes off to L for her hard work. Me're doing great.

*Or Her wedding, as L pointed out.

Posted by The Groom at January 24, 2004 09:46 AM

Me agree!!

S & N or M & D

Posted by: S & N at January 25, 2004 11:23 AM

Brilliant shou two(you two ... she being the one in particular in this instance) are!

Posted by: Desiree at January 25, 2004 08:29 PM

I encourage you to enter this brilliant coinage in this week's WaPo Style Invitational:

Posted by: Ugarte at January 26, 2004 10:37 AM

Done. Thanks for the link!

Posted by: The Groom at January 26, 2004 11:35 AM