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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:03 AM

1930's Marital Rating Chart- Wife's Edition


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Negative eleventy billion.

(Hunting for husband's edition)
Well, apparently there isn't one:
The test was designed to give couples feedback on their marriages. Either husbands or wives could take the test, which rated wives in a variety of areas. For instance, if your wife "uses slang or profanity," she would get a score of five demerits. On the other hand, if she "reacts with pleasure and delight to marital congress," she would receive 10 merits. The test taker would add up the total number of merits and demerits to receive a raw score, which would categorize the wife on a scale from "very poor" to "very superior."
http://boingboing.net/2008/05/13/1939-marital-rating.html

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Reply 1930's Marital Rating Chart- Wife's Edition (Original post)
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 OP
MissB Feb 2013 #1
JoeBlowToo Feb 2013 #28
dipsydoodle Feb 2013 #2
truebluegreen Feb 2013 #3
LWolf Feb 2013 #4
SwissTony Feb 2013 #5
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 #6
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #13
SwissTony Feb 2013 #24
IdaBriggs Feb 2013 #7
A HERETIC I AM Feb 2013 #9
redqueen Feb 2013 #16
FourScore Feb 2013 #8
Are_grits_groceries Feb 2013 #11
1-Old-Man Feb 2013 #10
backtoblue Feb 2013 #12
derby378 Feb 2013 #26
Evasporque Feb 2013 #14
CrispyQ Feb 2013 #15
dmr Feb 2013 #19
CrispyQ Feb 2013 #29
The Straight Story Feb 2013 #17
seabeyond Feb 2013 #18
NoGOPZone Feb 2013 #20
CTyankee Feb 2013 #21
Nye Bevan Feb 2013 #22
PasadenaTrudy Feb 2013 #23
SwissTony Feb 2013 #25
Blue_Tires Feb 2013 #30
SwissTony Feb 2013 #33
SheilaT Feb 2013 #34
Sissyk Feb 2013 #27
shanti Feb 2013 #31
Blue_In_AK Feb 2013 #32
SheilaT Feb 2013 #35

Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:06 AM

1. Would love to see the men's edition!

*snort*

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Response to MissB (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:37 PM

28. I was recently dating a woman who had a list just like this...

 

I could see my demerits mounting as she asked if I played bridge or tennis, if I played a musical instrument, if I was interested in college basketball, if I was pissed that my tax money was supporting lazy people who refused to work, et cetera. It was all about if I could be plugged into her social life as a replacement for her ex. Very little to do with a new relationship.

Everybody has a list, I suspect.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:08 AM

2. Wears red nail varnish

My favorite colour for that - please move to merit side

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:09 AM

3. Had me at "slow in coming to bed..."




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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:17 AM

4. I'm struggling for words.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:52 AM

5. Is this the complete list?

If a woman ticks positive on every merit and doesn't tick on any demerit, she would have 25 points. Which according to the good doctor would mean she was "poor". That's the best she can do. Miss out on one merit or have one demerit, then she is "very poor".

Of course, it's possible that then list extended to 4 or 5 pages, but who could be bothered with such BS?

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:54 AM

6. That's it as far as I could tell from checking. nt

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:41 AM

13. I'm thinking the numbers in the parenthesis are coefficients? So you get 5x demerits for flirting?

Regardless, I'm deep into negative territory...

My poor husband will just have to suffer my unpainted nails, cold feet and lack of button sewing skills )

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Response to riderinthestorm (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:15 PM

24. Yes, that's how I got the value 25 for merits.

12 questions, one which has 5 points, one with 10. So 10 x 1 + 5 +10 =25.

I used to have a girlfriend who insisted I go to bed on her side and warm it up. When she came to bed, I had to get onto my (cold) side and also cuddle her till she warmed up. I got my "revenge" by getting up one winter night, telling her I was going to stand outside naked for 10 minutes and then come back. Strangely, she didn't want to cuddle anymore.

We were young and stupid.

I'm good with buttons and never have cold feet. I used to paint the nails on my right hand. Five different colours. I used to play competive chess (not at a very high level) and I'd play the first 10 moves with my unpainted left hand, then start playing with my right hand. Don't think it won me any games, but it was amusing to see my opponent's reaction. But your husband is safe - I'm male and straight.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:00 AM

7. Found the rest (husband, too!)

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Response to IdaBriggs (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:15 AM

9. Completely fake.

The female orgasm wasn't invented till 1972.








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Response to IdaBriggs (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:49 AM

16. Thanks! Interesting...

I like that he did surveys to find out the chief complaints.

I wonder what categories such a survey would turn up today.

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Response to FourScore (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:25 AM

11. Thanks. nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:21 AM

10. It is a good woman who hauls self and kids to church on Sunday while the old man sleeps

Why is it a good thing for her to go to church with the kids on Sundays but its also a good thing for her to let the old man sleep in on sundays and holidays? Could it be that God prefers a sleeping man.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:29 AM

12. well, he did put man asleep to make woman...

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Response to backtoblue (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:25 PM

26. BING! POW!

NICE. My atheist wife would have loved you!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:46 AM

14. negative 18....

bad wife I am...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:47 AM

15. And the appropriate resonse is . . .



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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:03 AM

19. lol


Just smudged my freshly red painted nails!

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Response to dmr (Reply #19)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:04 PM

29. Tsk, tsk!

Smudged polish, even though red, is a demerit!

Where did men ever get the idea they could control us?

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:51 AM

17. This would make a great valentine's day gift, slip it in a box of chocolates

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 10:53 AM

18. she flirts/she is jealous. what a hoot. nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:03 AM

20. I didn't know a wife warming her feet on her husband was such a problem nt

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:06 AM

21. "marital congress." That sounds like fun...

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:12 AM

22. #5 appears to be backwards.

"Wears red nail polish" obviously should be a merit, while "Dresses for breakfast" should be a demerit.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:13 AM

23. "Doesn't like children"

is a good thing in our relationship!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:19 PM

25. Women, know your limits!!!!

BBC comedy (Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse)


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Response to SwissTony (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:14 PM

30. this is still my favorite

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:33 PM

33. I'll see your car and raise you virtue

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #30)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:08 PM

34. I know about embroidery and kittens.

Shouldn't that suffice?

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:25 PM

27. 1930

We've come a long way, baby!! lol

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:25 PM

31. wears pajamas instead of nightgown

(in the extended version at link) wtf?? i forwarded this to my mother and i'm sure she will get a huge laugh out of this, thanks for posting!

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:27 PM

32. I guess I'd fail this,

but my husband likes me just the way I am.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:16 PM

35. I'd rate very highly a man who lets me warm my cold feet

on him. And that was actually one of my now ex-husband's best traits. Sigh. A heating pad just isn't the same.

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