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Stealthfart Sat 13-Jun-15 11:26:45

A very good friend of mine said 'five year anniversary' last night. An intelligent, educated friend. I can't stop thinking about it today. Not sure if we have reached the end of the road...

SenecaFalls Sat 13-Jun-15 19:47:25

A pedantry too far, I think, OP. The word "anniversary" is fast moving beyond its etymology.

MistletoeBUTNOwine Sat 13-Jun-15 19:52:55

Should it be '5th anniversary' ?

Stealthfart Sun 14-Jun-15 09:14:11

Ok, I will try to forgive her and move on. And yes it is 5th anniversarygrin

AuntieStella Sun 14-Jun-15 09:25:42

I suspect there are many people who simply don't know the root of the word.

And who weren't the right age to read the Jilly Cooper teen books (which went round girls in the 70s/80s) - in one they tease a character for using the word to refer to a period of weeks, and suggest 'weekiversaries' instead.

inmyheadimthequeen Sun 14-Jun-15 09:28:57

I work with someone who uses mensaversary (I had to look it up first time I saw it)

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