Saturday, September 24, 2011

Am I Being Sexist?

When I make the "whipped"* sound after a male coworker sends an email to announce he took his new wife's last name? Or is it just an acknowledgement that he's punching far, far above his weight? * Wh-chish? Do we have a standardized spelling for this?


magpie said...

People really do that? I thought that was urban legend. If I was married to someone who'd agree to that, I'd divorce them.

Unless their original last name was really, really horrible.

Whip sound = approved.

jtingermany said...

Yeah, in Germany you have 3 options when you get married:
1) take your spouse's last name
2) keep yours
3) hyphenate the two

That's it -- no other name changes