Posts tagged ‘marriage’

September 20, 2017

Aussi Cock-Up

by duncanr

the Australian Bureau of Statistics has sent out 16+ million surveys eliciting australians’ view on legalising same-sex marriage – someone forgot, however, to check the barcode on the forms . . .


either someone’s been a bit naughty or computers are more sentient than we give them credit for and have a hitherto unsuspected sense of humour –

June 24, 2017

Beware a Woman Scorned

by duncanr

let’s talk this over, eh ?

Madhatters would like to issue the following PSA to all guys . . . think very carefully before rejecting a marriage proposal from a woman

May 25, 2017

Foolish Woman

by duncanr


May 19, 2017

Marriage is . . .

by duncanr

more tweets on marriage here –

February 19, 2017

Guy Makes Arse of Himself

by duncanr

guy picked a shopping mall in brazil to pop the question to his girlfriend but . . .

February 12, 2017

Woo with a Loo

by duncanr

toilet-for-bridevillagers in the Indian states of Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh have adopted a drastic measure in a bid to curb the widespread practice of ‘open defecation’ due to lack of indoor toilets . . .

[in other news, weddings in these states are going to be a lot less fun due to other cost-cutting measures announced at the same meeting]

full details –

September 4, 2016

Why Get Married?

by duncanr

something to do with marshmallows, apparently, according to this video . . .

April 9, 2016

Leftover Women

by duncanr

lucky with menthe average age at which a woman gets married varies from country to country and historically over time within the same country

as economic prosperity of a country increases and the status of women within that country improves, e.g., equal access to education and employment opportunities, equal social and political rights, greater economic independence, the age at which women chose to get married has increased

in some cultures, however, a woman is still regarded as ‘incomplete’ unless she has a man

in China, for instance, a woman who has not married by the time she is . . .

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January 25, 2016

Woman Sues ‘Husband’

by duncanr

divorce180pre-nuptial agreements have always seemed to me to indicate a certain degree of pessimism about the permanence – despite the ’till death do us part’ bit – of the marriage about to be entered into

makes me wonder why bother if you harbour the least doubt that the marriage is going to be a success ?

a pre-nuptial agreement must also . . .

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January 3, 2016

Grief is Not Transient

by duncanr

dead heart rateit is 6 years to the day since I lost my wife to lung cancer

the pain of that loss has lessened over the years since she died – I no longer cry every day – but it has not entirely disappeared (and it never will !)

there are times, since she died, that I wish I wasn’t an atheist – because I’d sorely love to believe that our parting is just temporary !

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