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Green Room - Week 3 - Day 10

The longest deadline for a single entry in Idol history is coming to an end tonight: http://therealljidol.livejournal.com/874412.html  and there are still a lot of empty seats. So hopefully people are still coming!

One person who is not, is gratefuladdict, who let me know last night that she is bowing out. Considering how big of a contender she is, coming off of her finale appearance in Season 9, this is good news for anyone else who wants to win! (and bad news for those of us who love her writing)

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Now that the business is out the way, I have a question for the greater Idol-universe. Well, for the universe itself really... but this is Idol and thus the only real important part of it!

Over the last couple of days, on various social media feeds, I've seen the word "husbeast" a lot.  In one case, it was four posts in a row.  (from different people). Which may seem more like an issue of who I have on my feed than anything else. ;)

It's not a new word. I've seen it for quite some time and always did the mental translation and it's all been good. But seeing it all at once got my brain turning of "where did that come from?" Because, from my perspective, I never saw it - then saw it from a couple people and before I really noticed it had widespread usage.

Words are like that.  They come and go out of fashion, marking a specfiic period of time.

Checking the Urban Dictionary about "husbeast" it's actually an insult toward the male partner:  "A husband who is a total jerk and/or is known for angry outbursts"

Which has never been the context of what I've read when people talk about theirs! So the made-up word has taken on a more generic meaning as the usage spreads.

It makes me wonder where it will be in a couple years.

(and gives me hope that some other word will replace "nibling". I'm not even sure why it annoys me so much. But it does. I use it, but I wish there were another word to describe the child of your sibling in a non-gender way. Because it just sounds weird!  Which really has nothing to do at all with the husbeast thing other than it's a word and I was just thinking about it! :D)


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mac_arthur_park
Dec. 28th, 2015 02:47 pm (UTC)
I've referred to Kent as "spousebeast" for years. It's not meant as an insult. He's just furry.

No, not THAT kind of furry.

He also growls when he has to wake up in the morning. But don't we all?
clauderainsrm
Dec. 28th, 2015 02:55 pm (UTC)
That's part of what interested me, is that it was clearly meant as "not flattering", but has definitely taken on a more lighthearted meaning.
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xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 28th, 2015 03:01 pm (UTC)
Truth be told I've never heard of either "husbeast" or "nibling". WTF, people? Why do you need a gender neutral term for siblings? Isn't the word "sibling" gender neutral enough? "Husbeast" to me sounds silly.

I'm currently trying to fight an arthritis flare in my hands. I shouldn't even be typing. I'm hoping it'll subside enough later on so I can post my entry :erk:
clauderainsrm
Dec. 28th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
"nibling" is gender neutral term for the child of your sibling. (Niece or nephew)

I only know it because I have one!

(they prefer non-gendered terms. Although I am allowed to use "her" and "she", I think to make it easier on me. :D)

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alycewilson
Dec. 28th, 2015 03:36 pm (UTC)
I don't like the term "husbeast" for one's partner, because it's degrading. I also have never seen it used outside of this post, so presumably my friends agree!
clauderainsrm
Dec. 28th, 2015 06:21 pm (UTC)
I think it's one of those things where "if it's OK within the marriage, then it's OK".

I just know how I would feel seeing it referring to me.

Then again, I did find someone who really isn't into social media at all - much less sharing details about our life on it. So maybe I got lucky!

All of the people that I'm thinking of use it as a term of affection. Which again, isn't (apparently) where it started.
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bleodswean
Dec. 28th, 2015 07:49 pm (UTC)
Never heard either of those "new" words. Hmmmm...I think I gotta get out more.

But, that being said, I do adore the fluidity of language and new words are just part of that.

I'm trying HARD to hammer something out for this week. This is my first free day since the 18th but I'm also very sad because my kidling took a plane back to her house this morning. Sigh.
clauderainsrm
Dec. 28th, 2015 07:52 pm (UTC)
Or stay in more, since both of them seem to be used on the internet more than in "everyday life". :D


(*Note: "everyday life" for those who aren't the ones using those terms online!)

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murielle
Dec. 28th, 2015 08:30 pm (UTC)
I have never heard any of the new terms. Can't say I like 'em and I can't see myself ever using them, but then I have no reason to use them. I am an only child and am not married.
clauderainsrm
Dec. 28th, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
Note to self
If you ever want to commit a crime, get a grand jury.

You'll never be convicted.
anyonesghost
Dec. 28th, 2015 10:27 pm (UTC)
I don't think I'd heard nibling before. In my case, I think said nibling has a fairly firm gender identity, though my sibling isn't pushing them one way or the other. I try my best to use preferred pronouns. "Nibling" seems to be a preferred noun pointed at a third party. I think this is one of those cases where lacking a gender-neutral noun like "cousin" works against us. (In my case, said nibling is 3 years old, so I'm sticking with biological reference point until they indicate or I infer that they have a different preference, and offer apologies accordingly.)

I wonder how the French language deals with this, since everything is male or female in that language?
xo_kizzy_xo
Dec. 28th, 2015 10:46 pm (UTC)
I'm with Ro re the "nibling" -- it sounds too much like nibbling!

I have a slew of nieces/nephews by marriage, and although it'd be nice to have a shorthand for them so I don't have to keep typing "nieces/nephews", I'm afraid "nibling" doesn't do it for me.
lapis_lazuli615
Dec. 28th, 2015 11:12 pm (UTC)
To me, husbeast is a term of endearment when he's being particularly grumpy.

I personally use spouse-hole, because mine's an asshole most of the time. Or simply "H", short for husband, because most of the time he's anything but dear, so I won't use "DH".
witchwife
Dec. 29th, 2015 12:23 am (UTC)
I have an entry. It will sadly not be posted in time because it is sitting on my computer. And I am in the next city until later tonight. So frustrated to lose a bye! Le sigh.
lordrexfear
Dec. 29th, 2015 12:23 am (UTC)
Maybe I'm a husbeast? Cause I have this not so great idea for a post but I have less than 40 minutes to write it and it's stuck in my head and won't even formulate into words in my mouth none the less on the page.

I guess generic thought from random words just isn't my forte' for coming up with an interesting story.

I just didn't really connect with any of the words, which I guess I could write about but that seems like a cop out. I want to write a piece inspired BY the topic, not try to find ways to get AROUND the topic and then risk hatred. You all hate me enough as it is.
murielle
Dec. 29th, 2015 12:52 am (UTC)
Whew!
This skin of my teeth thing is not working for me. I sure hope someone else posts their story so I'm not last, again. (Blush)
kathrynrose
Dec. 29th, 2015 01:04 am (UTC)
Re: Whew!
Five people posted after you. I think I was last this time.
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