I really, really hate the term partner when referring to an intimate relationship. When I hear the term I actually cringe. Partner just brings to mind business partners, tennis partners and cowboys.
I watch a lot of BBC America and I hear the term frequently, usually when referring to a straight personâ€™s other half. I see the British folk have picked up the term and ran with it. Whatever happened to terms like husband, wife, spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend?
Iâ€™m not saying you sound gay using the term itâ€™s just that you have so many to choose from why use one that sounds stupid?