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to think that "jilted" means

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BalloonSlayer Wed 31-Aug-11 18:00:36

to go to the church/wherever to get married but your intended doesn't turn up and leaves you there feeling like an idiot?

Not calling off your engagement. Not even calling off your engagement at the last minute.

Trivial but tis pissing me off.

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Lulumama Wed 31-Aug-11 18:01:10

I agree. HTH wink

HalfTermHero Wed 31-Aug-11 18:02:31

I agree but I can see why someone who was dumped the night before/morning of the wedding might arguably use the term without being unreasonable.

mummymccar Wed 31-Aug-11 18:03:48

Ahh yes but 'jilted' sounds more dramatic. Are you referencing The Daily Fail article by any chance?

slightlyunbalanced Wed 31-Aug-11 18:05:12

Yes buts it's just to sensationalise it isn't it. On the other hand a stillbirth at 7 months was called a miscarriage which I thought was totally trivialising what happened.

BalloonSlayer Wed 31-Aug-11 18:06:28

Oh it was Jessie Wallace. She was planning to leave her fiance at the altar but had second thoughts and told him, but according to the news she jilted him.

BalloonSlayer Wed 31-Aug-11 18:08:10

I know someone whose fiance called off their wedding 6 weeks before. She was utterly devastated. Calling her jilted on top of that would have compounded the humiliation x 1000000.

SiamoFottuti Wed 31-Aug-11 18:09:22

YABU, and wrong.

jilt (jlt)
tr.v. jilt·ed, jilt·ing, jilts
To deceive or drop (a lover) suddenly or callously.
One who discards a lover.
[Possibly from obsolete jilt, harlot, alteration of gillot, diminutive of gille, woman, girl, from Middle English; see gill4.]

doesn't mean specifically at the altar, just means suddenly, without warning.

slightlyunbalanced Wed 31-Aug-11 18:13:00

How tacky and toe curlingly cringeworthy for the guests if she had dumped him at the alter hmm

BalloonSlayer Wed 31-Aug-11 18:13:13

Well I never did!

But if a wedding is looming and you realise they're not right for you, you have to do it suddenly. Doesn't mean you are jilting them

Now you are making me think of Jilted John


BalloonSlayer Wed 31-Aug-11 18:13:54

Yes slightly, how very Eastendersy that would have been. Life imitating art, and all that.

mycatsaysach Wed 31-Aug-11 18:14:52

it means dumped

AnotherJaffaCake Wed 31-Aug-11 18:16:17

If it was a genuine reason for calling off her wedding then I feel very sorry for her but if it was just a means to grab the headlines of the scandal and gossip rags (pushing Jordan or whatever she calls herself now off the front page) then shame on the pair of them.

NevermindtheNargles Wed 31-Aug-11 18:18:35

Gah, I only came on here to say,

"Gordon is a moron"

I see I was beaten to it, I'll get me coat.

mummymccar Wed 31-Aug-11 18:38:35

AnotherJaffaCake - The Daily Fail reported on the day of her wedding that her fiance had been sending explicit text messages and pictures of her to his ex-girlfriend. The timing of the article wasn't very nice, nor was the quite gleeful way they reported it, and I'm quite stumped as to why the heck he was sending pictures of his fiance to his ex.

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