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"Happy one month anniversary"

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TheFillyjonk Tue 03-Sep-13 18:25:17

It's not an anniversary then, is it?

I do bite my tongue as people are usually celebrating or commemorating when they say this, though.

TheFillyjonk Tue 03-Sep-13 18:27:56

That was a ghastly use of syntax for Pedants' Corner! grin

lottiegarbanzo Tue 03-Sep-13 18:32:58

So what is it, mensiversary? Menses is simply 'monthly', what's celebration - mensival? Is there a word?

meditrina Tue 03-Sep-13 18:33:08

You have brought to mind the Jilly Cooper character sarcastically referring to "weekiversaries".

Would one-twelfth anniversary catch on?

HorryIsUpduffed Tue 03-Sep-13 18:44:47

Yes, ::squirm::.

I prefer it when people acknowledge that it's silly and wrong by saying "monthiversary".

TheFillyjonk Tue 03-Sep-13 18:51:27

I don't mind people saying weekiversary, mensiversary, monthiversary or even one-twelfth anniversary. I particularly like mensiversary, you could even take that further by having a hexmensiversary for six months and so on. I reckon that'd stop the silliness pretty quickly!

meditrina Tue 03-Sep-13 18:57:12

Ought it be hebdoversary though?

TheFillyjonk Tue 03-Sep-13 19:00:40

Meditrina, thank you for directing me to that new word!

eatriskier Tue 03-Sep-13 19:05:14

Oh no, I didn't invent monthiversary? blush

I love hebdoversary though, fantastic word

TiredyCustards Tue 03-Sep-13 19:07:55

I also cannot bear '1 year anniversary'

TheFillyjonk Tue 03-Sep-13 19:19:57

You're right TiredyCustards, that's also wrong. I never even thought about that one but it'll wind me up now!

TiredyCustards Tue 03-Sep-13 19:49:54

Sorry filly - no rest for the pedantic!

SconeRhymesWithGone Thu 05-Sep-13 16:22:30

I dissent. Semantic broadening often ocurrs when there is no word for something but there is a word whose meaning can be broadened or shifted to encompass it. Many words in English no longer mean exactly what their etymology signifies.

confettiwoman Fri 06-Sep-13 16:11:55

When me and my DH had been married 72 days i wished him a 'Happy Kardashian Day' (reference to Kim's short lived marriage). He had NO IDEA what the hell i was talking about, but it made me smile!

mrspremise Sun 22-Sep-13 10:45:21

FFS! One-month anniversary, indeed! I will make an exception for Happy Kardashian Day, however, as that is, quite clearly, a piece of brilliantly observed snark! grin

PuddingAndHotMilk Mon 23-Sep-13 09:34:28

My DH takes it to a new level of confused when referring to our DD as a '2 month year old'. Despite my relentless teasing about the meaningless of that phrase, he can't stop it.
He also orders pomp-a-doms from the Curry house though, so I think he's slightly verbally challenged

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