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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-10 05:14 AM
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52. The definition of 'spinster' doesn't involve sex
The legal definition in England is a woman who has never been married (the equivalent of bachelor). More informally, it's used to describe an older woman who has never married - the implication being it's beyond the age at which she's ever likely to. Strange to hear it used by a guest on TV, though.

And of course they've had sex - they've been living together for a few years.
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  -Prince William, Kate Middleton to Wed Elmore Furth  Nov-16-10 08:33 AM   #0 
  - Congratulations to both of them.  EmilyKent   Nov-16-10 08:41 AM   #1 
  - Congratulating the young couple. Nt  xchrom   Nov-16-10 08:49 AM   #2 
  - And this fluff will get endless fawning press  Botany   Nov-16-10 08:51 AM   #3 
  - William is a good lad...  truebrit71   Nov-16-10 08:54 AM   #4 
  - I wish them well too  Botany   Nov-16-10 08:59 AM   #7 
  - I'd rather listen and watch that then the drivel about Bush the dumber's memoirs.  Zoeisright   Nov-16-10 10:09 AM   #16 
  - No he is not. He is royalty and therefore scum.  AngryAmish   Nov-16-10 01:34 PM   #28 
     - Hmm..the same scum that serves his country with honour and pride?  truebrit71   Nov-16-10 01:40 PM   #29 
        - It is not him, it is the institution  AngryAmish   Nov-16-10 01:45 PM   #30 
           - You know he's in the RAF flying helicoper search and rescue missions right?  truebrit71   Nov-16-10 02:17 PM   #32 
           - It costs......  Agent William    Nov-17-10 01:20 PM   #54 
  - Why include a picture of Harry...  Cassandra   Nov-16-10 08:55 AM   #5 
  - Because he's so darn cute?  Glorfindel   Nov-16-10 09:00 AM   #8 
  - He sure is ...  closeupready   Nov-16-10 09:15 AM   #12 
  - seen one "chinless wonder" you have seen them all  Botany   Nov-16-10 09:00 AM   #9 
  - Yes, why indeed  ProgressiveProfessor   Nov-16-10 09:05 AM   #10 
  - I think that's Kate standing w/Harry  Voice for Peace   Nov-16-10 09:07 AM   #11 
  - well....  melm00se   Nov-16-10 09:50 AM   #14 
  - LOL! My response as well (n/t)  VermeerLives   Nov-17-10 05:30 PM   #63 
  - Lucky young man  boomerbust   Nov-16-10 08:58 AM   #6 
  - Here you go...  SCRUBDASHRUB   Nov-16-10 09:24 AM   #13 
  - He's marrying young by royal standards  Warpy   Nov-16-10 10:00 AM   #15 
  - Actually, Charles is still heir to the throne,  enlightenment   Nov-16-10 10:20 AM   #17 
     - Hereditary aristocracy is always an easy mark  Warpy   Nov-16-10 10:23 AM   #18 
     - Ah.  enlightenment   Nov-17-10 02:35 PM   #61 
     - it is fun to make fun of...  awoke_in_2003   Nov-16-10 10:25 AM   #19 
  - Congratulations to a beautiful couple  peace frog   Nov-16-10 10:29 AM   #20 
  - Good news for a change  Boudica the Lyoness   Nov-16-10 10:44 AM   #21 
  - +1,000,000 nt  lordcommander   Nov-16-10 07:44 PM   #36 
  - Royals must not use taxpayers' money to turn wedding into PR bonanza: Republic  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-16-10 11:19 AM   #22 
  - I just saw on Sky that there's going to be a 'cross government' panel to work on the wedding  Turborama   Nov-16-10 11:31 AM   #25 
  - Tell 'em to wait until August 2012, and they can double up with the Olympics  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-16-10 11:40 AM   #26 
     - LOL, great idea!  Turborama   Nov-16-10 10:01 PM   #44 
  - That's Just Silly and Ridiculous  NashVegas   Nov-16-10 08:53 PM   #40 
     - Are you sure you're replying to the right post? n/t  Turborama   Nov-16-10 09:30 PM   #43 
  - Congrats to them! I hope they are happier than his parents were... nt  Blasphemer   Nov-16-10 11:20 AM   #23 
  - I'll get them something at Walmart on Black Friday.  mahatmakanejeeves   Nov-16-10 11:29 AM   #24 
  - I Thought it Was Sweet That He Gave Her His Mother's Engagement Ring.  PopSixSquish   Nov-16-10 01:11 PM   #27 
  - Congratulations to them  XemaSab   Nov-16-10 02:05 PM   #31 
  - A guest on Andrea Mitchell refered to Kate as a "spinster". Whaaat??  Lil Missy   Nov-16-10 03:18 PM   #33 
  - I doubt it  cyr330   Nov-16-10 07:49 PM   #38 
  - The definition of 'spinster' doesn't involve sex  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-17-10 05:14 AM   #52 
     - Spinster over there a woman who's never been married  cherish44   Nov-17-10 01:32 PM   #55 
  - Best wishes to the couple. I hope the British public gets a lift from the event.  slackmaster   Nov-16-10 03:47 PM   #34 
  - Absolutely, and they do need one, and they'll surely get one.  calimary   Nov-16-10 06:36 PM   #35 
  - I don't  cyr330   Nov-16-10 07:47 PM   #37 
  - I hope Kate get's better treatment than Diana got.  donheld   Nov-16-10 08:48 PM   #39 
  - She's marrying a better man.  DavidDvorkin   Nov-16-10 08:56 PM   #41 
     - not really  Rosa Luxemburg   Nov-16-10 11:41 PM   #51 
  - Another distraction from the real issues in this world that will dominate the headlines.  Arrowhead2k1   Nov-16-10 09:12 PM   #42 
  - No, this is a real issue  HEyHEY   Nov-16-10 11:05 PM   #46 
  - Fuck him and his mooching family  HEyHEY   Nov-16-10 11:04 PM   #45 
  - no kidding  CrawlingChaos   Nov-16-10 11:16 PM   #48 
  - As another Citizen of the Commonwealth  Agent William    Nov-17-10 01:33 PM   #56 
  - one question  CrawlingChaos   Nov-17-10 09:13 PM   #64 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-17-10 02:10 PM   #59 
  - Their very existence as "royalty" is offensive  CrawlingChaos   Nov-16-10 11:12 PM   #47 
  - Yeah, god knows what this will cost taxpayers  HEyHEY   Nov-16-10 11:18 PM   #49 
  - Oh, I agree. . .  cyr330   Nov-17-10 12:02 PM   #53 
  - Hmmmm....  The abyss   Nov-16-10 11:36 PM   #50 
  - I hope the paparazzi stays off of this young couple  zen_bohemian   Nov-17-10 02:05 PM   #57 
  - Oh, please....  Darth_Kitten   Nov-18-10 04:59 PM   #65 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-17-10 02:09 PM   #58 
  - I find the Royals fascinating because of their long history. As long as they don't behave like  earth mom   Nov-17-10 02:31 PM   #60 
  - Royals should never marry into a 'love match' - essentially  katty   Nov-17-10 05:25 PM   #62 
 

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