06-14-2010, 04:50 PM
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Originally Posted by Angela
Yes, I understand. I was referring to what's known as "speaking forsoothly," which is done at Renaissance Faires -- in which "my lord/my lady" is used quite frequently. It doesn't imply possession; it's only a linguistic convention. If you get tetchy every time someone uses it, you may be teased mercilessly, and there are no teasers like Ren Faire teasers to turn your cheeks pink! Also, if your boyfriend were to get upset by guys flirting with you, or remarking upon more or less intimate portions of your anatomy, he would spend the entire day in a tremendous state of upset -- and will almost certainly result in more teasing!
That's why I recommend that you stay away from Renaissance Faires.
It's too bad, though, cuz it's so much fun to flirt lightheartedly and playfully, without making it all meaningful and significant. Not for everyone, though!
It wasn't the words it was what I thought to be the meaning and intent of the words.