"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it." - Ferris Bueller

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Grammar Lesson

Wife. (verb.) Alt. To wife.
Definition. When a seemingly simple home improvement project turns into a complete renovation overhaul because of the prompting of a loving female partner.

Example: Changing a bathroom faucet. Faucet suddenly does not match sink. Sink is replaced. Sink and faucet does not match bathroom cabinets. Cabinets changed. Sink, faucet, cabinets do not match bathroom counter. Counter changed. Husband has been wifed.

Usage: To wife someone. I've been wifed. (Within group of men conversing at Wendy's on lunchbreak) We've been wifed.

4 comments:

Robin said...

Ha ha ha..we call these JWJ's. (job within jobs)..it never fails..there is always some secret job underlying a seemingly innocent project. One time we were replacing wallpaper in our house, we took it off one wall and low and behold, there was no wall there..hmm..
my hubby is at home depot right now as we speak buying waynes coating and new sink fixtures for our guest bathroom. We decided along time ago that we could never be on one of those home improvement shows together..someone would end up dead.
ha ha!

Robin said...

Come see, come see!

scribbit said...

How classic--I'll have to remember that one.

And I love your Ferris quote, I smile every time.

Skittles said...

Hahaa!!! My hubby is going to get wifed real soon as I get closer and closer to working on straightening out his junk closets!