Is There A Better Word For "Fiancé"?

I never knew how much I hated the word "fiancé" until I got engaged. I kind of cringe when I have to say it to people I don't really know and lately, I've been finding myself saying "my boyfriend," then quickly, quietly adding "or fiancé, whatever." The word just sounds so pretentious and fruity, and it inherently… » 11/24/08 2:40pm 11/24/08 2:40pm

Ladies, Let's Be Honest: Are We Girls? Or Are We Women?

Gourmet » 8/18/08 11:40am 8/18/08 11:40am magazine has a (via Newser) about Jaime Araujo, a "Napa Valley Girl" who has made a splash in French wine making. "A lot of what I do is psychological," Ms. Araujo tells the magazine. "Changing the identity of a wine that's been in your family for four hundred years is hard, and it takes a lot of…