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.