AA1 When a man goes to see a girl often and seems to want to marry her, he’s ________ her.
AA2 If a man is going to a dance and a girl is going with him, you might say, “John is going to ________ Mary to the dance.”
AA3 Nicknames or affectionate names for a sweetheart:
AA4a What words and expressions are used around here about a man who is very eager to get married? “He’s ________.”
AA4b And what expressions about a woman who is very eager to get married? “She’s ________.”
AA5 If a woman seems to be going after one certain man that she wants to marry: “She’s ________ him.”
AA6a What do you call a man who is fond of being with women and tries to attract their attention—if he’s nice about it?
AA6b What do you call a man who is fond of being with women and tries to attract their attention—if he’s rude or not respectful?
AA7a What words do you have for a woman who is very fond of men and is always trying to know more—if she’s nice about it?
AA7b What words do you have for a woman who is very fond of men and is always trying to know more—if she’s not respectable about it?
AA8 When people make too much of a show of affection in a public place—for example, “There they were at the church supper ________ (with each other).”
AA9 Other words used around here for a loud or vigorous kiss:
AA10 A very special liking that a boy may have for a girl (or the other way round)—you’d say, “He ________ her.” or “She ________ him.”
AA11 If a man asks a girl to marry him and she refuses, you’d say she ________.
AA12 If a man loses interest in a girl and stops seeing her, you’d say he ________.
AA13 When two people who have been ‘going steady’ or were engaged, stop going together, you might say, “I guess they ________.”
AA14a Names or nicknames for a woman who never married: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
AA14b Names or nicknames for a man who never married: [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
AA15a What joking ways do you have around here of saying that people got married? “They ________.”
AA15b What joking ways do you have around here of saying that a man is getting married? “He ________.”
AA15c What joking ways do you have around here of saying that a woman is getting married? “She ________.”
AA16 What kinds of parties or celebrations do you have around here before a wedding? [Asked in early Questionnaires only]
AA17 What other people beside the bride and groom do you usually have in a wedding party around here? (Open question)
AA18 What do you call a noisy neighborhood celebration after a wedding, where the married couple is expected to give a treat?
AA19 Words or expressions about a man and woman who are not married but live together as if they were:
AA20 A marriage that takes place because a baby is on the way:
AA21 What joking expressions do you have about a wife who gives the orders and a husband who takes them from her?
AA22 Joking names that a man may use to refer to his wife: “I have to go down and pick up my ________.”
AA23 Joking names that a woman may use to refer to her husband: “It’s time to go and get supper for my ________.”
AA24 A man whose wife is dead:
AA25 A woman whose husband is dead:
AA26 A divorced woman:
AA27 What other names or expressions are used for a woman’s menstruation?
AA28 What joking or sly expressions do women use to say that another is going to have a baby? “She(‘s) ________.”
AA29 What do you call the blue, swollen veins that a woman often gets on her legs while expecting a baby?
AA30 An older woman who comes in (or used to come in) to help when a baby is going to be born:
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