Acronym for She Who Must Be Obeyed. Term of endearment for one's
wife/girlfriend (or resignation to the nature of your relationship).
The term originates from the H. Rider Haggard novel, "She" (first published
1886). The character Ayesha, known as She-who-must-be-obeyed, the Queen of
Death, the White Goddess,of the lost city of Kôr who rules her kingdom with
terror, She is the very image of the Femme Fatale. To disobey her or to
scorn her is to earn & receive instantaneous death."
Most of us use the acronym as a term of endearment, even if Haggard didn't
intend that it be used that way.
Anyone who thinks that those of us who refer to our ladies as SWMBO are
"pussy-whipped", probably hasn't ever gotten the first part of that term.
Oh...I didn't even I realize that I had typo'd it in the first place!
Still, whatever I call her, I'll bet I'm still getting more than someone
who thinks we're PW just because we have terms of endearment for our loved
Sad, bad press is bad press. May be true. may not be true. Don't pretend
When he died, my wife and I looked at each other and almost simultneously
said, "Well, Sony succeeded." What does that mean? Sony went after MJ's
catalog and he refused to relinquish it to them. At the time, we knew
there'd be trouble and sure enough, the FIRST case hit. When that didn't
succeed, the second case hit. And, when that didn't succeed; he finally
succumbed to 'drug abuse', which is a euphemism for "we debauched you
until we cna now give you an overdoes and kill you and NOBODY will notice,
ro care." Years later, his sister said the same thing, but that went on
Keep in mind the Jersey family don who wouldn't let his daughter into the
music industry, because it was too dirty! Just a BAD business he didn't
want his daughter in. Wow! THAT from a don!
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