Thursday, February 28, 2008

No you're NOT

It's funny how people get on the same wavelengths. I've been planning this post for a couple of days. This morning I checked out Amanda's blog to find that she has similar complaints. What's your carbon skidmark like?

But I digress.

The topic of this post is a phrase that I hate. That phrase is, "we're pregnant".

Now, don't get me wrong. I understand and even agree with its intent. Couples want to include the father as more than just a sperm donor. Of course. But then why in the world could we not have stuck with "we're having a baby", which was the preferred lingo for years?

Until science makes some major advances, a man simply cannot call himself pregnant. Participating in the pregnancy secondhand just doesn't count. If that were the case, the expectant mother's entire set of family and friends could also say they are pregnant, no?

WE are not pregnant.

I am pregnant.



Anonymous said...

This is the spousal unit. In case you missed it, WE! are pregnant! Yay!

justacoolcat said...



I also hate the term and constantly correct people.
"She's pregnant. I'm skipping town"

Metro said...


Congrats and gawdelpyer.

I also feel the correct phrase is: "You're pregnant? Taxi!"


Of course, I need hardly say that this would not apply to Mme Metro.

amanda said...

Happy pregnancy!
The "we're pregnant" always bothers me, too. I don't want to minimize the father's contribution, but at the same time he shouldn't get equal billing if he's not going to go through the whole getting huge and horrible pain parts. Plus the no drinking part. But I guess that qualifies as one of the horrible pain parts.

Tanya Espanya said...


Slave to the dogs said...

Spousal unit - nobody is convinced by your WE.

Cat - only thing is I'm sure if you skipped town you'd bring Wifey along! :)

Haha Metro, good one.

Amanda, thanks bunches! I'm not feeling the horrible pain of not drinking yet but get back to me in 2 weeks.

Tanya, thanks for the eCard. You're too sweet!

chelene said...

YAY! Congratulations to you both! That is fantastic news! :)

BeckEye said...

Hey, congratulations! WE are very happy for you!

Slave to the dogs said...

Chelene, thanks, we're very excited.

Beckeye, is that like the royal WE?

Sornie said...

I agree, there's just some thing that a "we" is incapable of despite recent scientific advances.