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Title: SWMBO
Post by: roffenburger on November 16, 2009, 02:03:51 PM
I for one do not, but I won't hate anyone who does ;D
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: majorvices on November 16, 2009, 02:08:29 PM
I personally think it is funny and shouldn't be taken seriously when someone uses it. I get more of a chuckle at those who are offended by it then those who use it.  ;)
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: Pawtucket Patriot on November 16, 2009, 02:10:03 PM
I said "no," but I guess that's because my wife isn't much of an authoritarian.  Neither of us are, really.  I realize the acronym is used in jest, but I guess it's not my brand of humor. 
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: theDarkSide on November 16, 2009, 02:10:34 PM
Oh is that what that means?  I always thought it meant Single White Male Body Odor. :)
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: brewboy on November 16, 2009, 02:13:18 PM
I always thought it was kind of silly and reveals a rather spineless man, but that's just my opinion.

That said, I wouldn't expect her to use HWMBO and I would be kind of embarrassed if she did.
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: roffenburger on November 16, 2009, 02:16:03 PM
I personally think it is funny and shouldn't be taken seriously when someone uses it. I get more of a chuckle at those who are offended by it then those who use it.  ;)

Hey now! I'm not offended. I just....I don't know  :-[

Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: majorvices on November 16, 2009, 02:20:22 PM
I didn't mean to imply you were. I personally don't use it, but I don't cast stones or judgement at those who do. That's just kinda silly to do so.

I guess I always thought it was more of a reflection about how controlling some women can tend to be. My wife and I have a very balanced relationship but I can tell you that when she gets into "mom mode" she sometimes has to be reminded that I am not "one of the boys."  ;)
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: roffenburger on November 16, 2009, 02:23:36 PM
I hope none of you were expecting pictures of my wife! Pervs!

I knew the "No Pants" option would get some hits this time ;D
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: bluesman on November 16, 2009, 02:43:20 PM
I would use it to be funny eventhough there's alot of truth to it.
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: akr71 on November 16, 2009, 02:44:25 PM
I personally think it is funny and shouldn't be taken seriously when someone uses it. I get more of a chuckle at those who are offended by it then those who use it.  ;)

+1 I've used it, but its always been in a 'tongue in cheek' way.  Its a partnership in my house.  If either party makes unreasonable demands, the other is quick to let them know and flat out refuse the demands.
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: deepsouth on November 16, 2009, 02:45:13 PM
i don't take offense to it, however i also don't find it very funny.  that's just me though.
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: skotrat on November 16, 2009, 02:48:12 PM
Personally I find the term to be just stupid.

Mind you... Not as stupid or gay sounding as say "KEGGLE" but stupid just the same
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: brewboy on November 16, 2009, 02:50:48 PM
I always liked the term "keggle".  :-\
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: roffenburger on November 16, 2009, 02:52:36 PM
I don't think its to be taken literally. Well, maybe for a few it is...


How about KEEZER?!
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: skotrat on November 16, 2009, 03:02:36 PM
how bout

KETTLE?
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: brewboy on November 16, 2009, 03:05:30 PM
Lets break it down. With the word keggle:

1. You know it's a kettle

2. You know it's a converted keg

3. You know the size is 15.5 gallons.

and all with one word. How can that be gay?
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: BrewingRover on November 16, 2009, 03:30:51 PM
My wife and I use it to refer to our cat ;)
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: dhacker on November 16, 2009, 04:07:16 PM
Isn't that the muscle women exercise during lamaze class?    :D
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: beerocd on November 16, 2009, 04:42:12 PM
I don't like or dislike. I know what it means when I read it, that's about it.
Same as keggle, keezer, rims, herms, idk ymmv fwiw I don't care either way.

-OCD
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: rabid_dingo on November 16, 2009, 04:45:06 PM
It could imply  "Significant other who must be obeyed" My wife made it a point to say that
our wedding vows would not include the obey part. It didn't bother me. I just see it as a
"I have to consider the feelings of my other half before I buy another brewery item."

She is a pro at rolling her eyes when I say I need something else for the brewery.
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: Robert on November 16, 2009, 04:49:32 PM
I use it. I think it's funny. Do I 'obey' her; no. She doesn't tell me what to do and I don't tell her what to do. Works out great. I'm sure she has acronyms for me on cooking and housecleaning forums...... :o


I like keggle too. My keggle is very hetero!
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: denny on November 16, 2009, 04:55:05 PM
how bout

KETTLE?

There ya go, being rational again!
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: weazletoe on November 16, 2009, 09:09:08 PM
  Holly said I had to vote yes. Well, I put my big boy man pants on, and voted no pants. (please no one tell her!)   ;D
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: slimsparty on November 17, 2009, 09:56:54 PM
We kid.  She is type A.  Attorney.  I am the outgoing one.

I am about the only one that she reasons with.

The accronym is a play on the tired old image of a working class guy not being able to brew or get his gadgets as fast as he wants.  That is all.
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: tom on November 19, 2009, 08:51:55 PM
How about LDH? That's what Melissa calls me. I thought it meant Loving Devoted Husband, but I was wrong.

LDH
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: tom on November 20, 2009, 06:47:16 PM
Just hover over the last LDH
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: beerocd on November 20, 2009, 07:33:07 PM
NO
Particular
Attitude
Noted
Toward
Subject

NoPants is the new SWMBO. What's your NoPants acronym?

-OCD
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: Steverino on November 21, 2009, 12:09:16 AM
Not to get serious--but anybody know where the expression came from? As far as I know it was Rumpole of the Baily, the great John Mortimer character of novels and TV. A brilliant lawyer and great human being, Rumpole was hen-pecked unmercifully by SWMBO--a moniker he would mutter only under his breath. He was a good man living under the heel of a rather stupid, bullying woman. Tragic because that's not the way it's supposed to be. So, am I offended? Not really. Would I ever use the expression? Never. FWIW, I think we've already gone a bit too far down the path of male feminization.
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: capozzoli on November 21, 2009, 01:07:01 AM
NO
Particular
Attitude
Noted
Toward
Subject

NoPants is the new SWMBO. What's your NoPants acronym?

-OCD

Yeah but are you able to live up to your no pants acronym? What with your Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and all.
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: beerocd on November 21, 2009, 03:04:40 AM
In the context of a poll answer, and especially SWMBO I think it's doable. I think it's the equivalent of "meh".
But my OCDness is what compelled me to come up with a stupid acronym.

-OCD
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: chauncey on November 29, 2009, 05:52:31 PM
I think SWMBO is more indicative of the attitude and behavior of the female than any wussy behavior of the male. They believe it, we  just let them have that fantasy and joke about it with that particular acronym. Of course, the tools of punishment for non-compliance diminish over time, so as an old fart, my view may be tainted. ;)
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: 1vertical on December 01, 2009, 03:30:47 PM
Our freedom of speech, protected by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights, is one of our most basic constitutional rights.
FIN

Say whatever you want....just don't be amazed if you get a black eye
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: rabid_dingo on December 04, 2009, 07:41:24 AM
I wish I had seen this in the woods thread. Totally supports what I said. But all in all, don't make the spouse mad.
It is a long run in the long run...know what I mean?!?!?

But, seriously, SWMBO is a tag, a label, an old acronym. I include my wife in all my decisions. She knows that
I am up late posting right now. Plus she knows what my "dreams" in brewing are. I just showed here the Man Cave
that "used to be an old 22X11 garden shed". I told her that is something I would aspire to do. And she gave me
one of my pet peeves, "Do what you got to do!" >:(
Title: Re: SWMBO
Post by: santanas95 on December 16, 2009, 04:20:30 AM
Personally I do, often in the presence of SWMBO.... who finds the acronym to be funny.